2017 NHL Entry Draft

Clayton Phillips

CLAYTON PHILLIPSUSA

PITTSBURGH • ROUND: 3 OVERALL: 93

 

Previous Team: Fargo Force (USHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 99

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 5-10½ • Weight: 170 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Sept. 9, 1999 • Hometown: Edina, Minnesota

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Edina (Minn. HS); Team Southwest (U.S. HS Elite)
USHL Futures Draft: 2015 by Fargo (Round 1, No. 9 Overall)
USHL Debut: Feb. 27, 2016 (Fargo vs. Lincoln)
First USHL Goal: Sept. 23, 2016 (Fargo at Omaha)
NCAA Commitment: University of Minnesota

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Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Smart, puck-moving defenseman made for modern NHL." (Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "He has a good one-timer and shot selection from the point and does a good job getting into position to be set up for it when the time presents itself or will not hesitate to walk in from the point and let it fly and can sneak down on the back side form the point for scoring chances. Like most prospects, Clayton needs time to get stronger but he doesn’t back down from bringing a physical element when he has to. While Clayton may take a bit longer before he is ready for pro hockey, he does have upside." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Skating and skills are there. Head ... not so much." (Red Line Report)