Zack Phillips – North American Skater - Saint John- QMJHL
Final Ranking- 15 Mid-Term Ranking- 12
Position- Center Shoots- Right
Height- 6’1 Weight- 178
Born- October 28th, 1992 Hometown- Fredericton, NB, CAN
Born in- Fredericton, NB, CAN
Statistics: Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A P PIM GP G A P PIM
2010-2011 Saint John QMJHL 67 38 57 95 16 17 9 15 24 4
2009-2010 Saint John QMJHL 65 16 28 44 31 21 2 4 6 8
Strengths: Has excellent vision, good hockey sense, soft hands, is strong on the puck, very discipline, has good size and plays a very responsible two way game.
Weaknesses: Will have to improve his foot speed and quickness, get tougher away from the puck, get stronger in the face-off circle and fill out physically.
Scouts thoughts: Zack is a very special playmaker that makes everyone on the ice with him better. He plays a smart game both offensively and defensively, has a good quick release on his wrist shot and has drawn comparisons to Adam Oates.
Where he’d fit well: Calgary is a team that needs to address the middle of the ice and Zack Phillips is a great choice to fill the need. He might be better to spend next season in Saint John where the Sea Dogs have a strong chance of going back to the Memorial Cup. The Rangers, Sabres and Canadiens could also be teams that jump at the chance to take the crafty playmaker in the middle of the first round. Montreal would love his size and defence, Buffalo has the depth at center to give him the time he might need to develop into a premier passer in the NHL and New York is in need of player that can really elevate his teammate’s game.