2017 NHL Entry Draft

Phil Kemp




Previous Team: U.S. NTDP Under-18 Team (USHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 175

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 6-3 • Weight: 201 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: Feb. 12, 1999 • Hometown: Greenwich, Connecticut

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Brunswick School (Conn. HS); U.S. Under-17 Team (USHL)
QMJHL Draft: 2016 by Rimouski (Round 13, No. 228 Overall)
USHL Debut: Sept. 26, 2015 (U.S. Under-17 at Chicago)
First USHL Goal: March 12, 2016 (U.S. Under-17 at Chicago)
NCAA Commitment: Yale University

Loved His Time in USA Hockey Program
Chose to Pursue Hockey Over Lacrosse

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Very good-size defenseman. He was very active both defensively and with the puck. Was a presence physically. He has below-average puck skills, but can make good outlet and transitional plays and has a decent shot. A good penalty-killer, he is willing to block shots. Plays the defensive zone well, engages in front of the net and battles in the corners." (Phil Myre, ISS Scout)

• "Love his physical style, makes the opponent earn everything." (Dusten Brooksma, Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Good-size defenseman that has good mobility and will play a physical brand of hockey. His style is now a more stay-home defenseman compared with his prep days with Brunswick School. He is best when he is keeping it simple. He’s not able to to skate away from pressure with high-end puck-handling abilities or make dynamic rushes up the ice. There are games where he moves the puck on outlets fairly quickly and defends his own end well, then days where lack of consistency gets in the way." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Has made real strides this season and is gaining confidence in his puck-handling. Is playing more aggressively at offensive end with slap-passes and one-timers. Good stick and reach; tough to beat one-on-one and staples his man to the boards. Absorbs checks well and is still able to make good plays with the puck against forechecking pressure. Doesn't have the vision or puck skill to do much beyond projecting as a serviceable third-pairing defenseman." (Red Line Report)