2017 NHL Entry Draft

Markus Phillips




Previous Team: Owen Sound Attack (OHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: 65

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 5-11¾ • Weight: 202 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: March 21, 1999 • Hometown: Toronto, Ontario

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Toronto Titans (Ontario Bantam AAA)
OHL Priority Selection: 2015 by Owen Sound (Round 1, No. 9)
OHL Debut: Sept. 25, 2015 (Owen Sound at Kitchener)
First OHL Goal: Dec. 13, 2015 (Owen Sound vs. Peterborough)

Possibly the Steal of the Entire 2017 Draft
Two-Goal Game Pushed Win Streak to 13
Canada's Team Captain at Hlinka Tourney

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "He's a mobile defenseman who loves to join the rush. His skating and sturdiness are very noticeable -- he doesn't get knocked off the puck very often." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Smart defensive player with a very active stick. Takes away time and space well. Does a good job of forcing player to the outside. Finishes his checks. Not real tall, but has a stocky build and is strong on his skates." (Phil Myre, ISS Scout)

• "Gifted, fluid skater who is able to control the play with his mobility and puck skills. Possesses good offensive instincts and an ability to join the attack making him very difficult to neutralize. Utilizes skating ability to limit time and space of opponents and has good strength to separate his man from the puck." (NHL Central Scouting Report)

• "All our guys, including myself, really liked Marcus in his OHL Drat year. I’ve been a bit underwhelmed in some of my viewings because of mental mistakes. Perhaps it’s just the high expectations I had for him coming into the league. As for off-ice, I’ve heard some rave reviews about him." (Mark Edwards, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Has excellent physical tools, consistently shaking off defenders through excellent balance and edge work. Has a hard shot. Excels on the penalty-kill and the forecheck with his ability to close down the opposition quickly." (Red Line Report)