Philip Kemp

Edmonton Oilers
Photo courtesy of YaleBulldogs.com

Fantasy Summary

Steady bottom pairing defender who doesn’t overly contribute offensively but is physical and a strong leader


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.0
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth February 12, 1999
Height 6‘3”
Weight 203 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 7; Overall: 208

Observations

March 2019 – Much like his play on the ice, Kemp’s season has been steady. He’ll never be a big point-producer but you know what you get from Kemp. He is a big-bodied defender who plays a sound defensive game and doesn’t hesitate to engage physically. His eight points in 28 games aren’t jaw-dropping by any means but they essentially match the eight points in 26 games that he produced last year at Yale. The highlight of the season for Kemp had to be making the US World Junior team. His stay-at-home style as well as his praised leadership abilities are what earned him a spot on that US team. He recorded one assist in seven games at the World Junior Championship. In a world where puck-moving defenders are all the rage, it is hard to say how Kemp will fit into the Oilers’ future plans as well as how effective he will be at the pro level in the future. Jameson Ewasiuk

December 2018 – After recording eight points in 25 games in his first season with Yale, Kemp has recorded three points in 12 games this season. Offensive creativity and puck moving have never been Kemp’s forte and it is unlikely that he will ever be a must have fantasy player, but he excels in the defensive zone and is capable of bringing a physical presence. He has been recognized as a strong leader and has often wore a letter on his jersey during international competitions. That leadership ability has also helped him earn an invite to the US World Junior camp. Jameson Ewasiuk


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 New York Jr. Rangers QC Int PW 4 0 0 0 6 |          
 2013-2014 Brunswick School USHS-Prep 23 2 5 7 - |          
 2014-2015 Team Gold USA-S15 5 0 0 0 - |          
  Brunswick School USHS-Prep 32 4 12 16 - |          
 2015-2016 USNTDP Juniors USHL 35 1 3 4 2 |          
  U.S. National U17 Team USDP 58 1 11 12 14 |          
  USA U17 WHC-17 5 0 2 2 2 |          
 2016-2017 USNTDP Juniors USHL 25 2 2 4 8 |          
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 64 5 8 13 22 |          
  USA U18 WJC-18 7 0 2 2 2 |          
 2017-2018 Yale Univ. NCAA 26 3 5 8 8 |          
 2018-2019 Yale Univ. NCAA 30 3 5 8 35 |          
  USA U20 WJC-20 7 0 1 1 0 |          
 2019-2020 Yale Univ. NCAA - - - - - |          

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