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Chris Phillips  #4

Ottawa Senators  Defenseman
NUMBER: 4 BIRTHDATE: March 9, 1978  (AGE 36)
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Calgary, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: OTT / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (1st overall)

Notes: Missed games: Has missed 12 2013-14 regular season games due to injury ... Is the active franchise leader (and all-time leader among defencemen) in games played ... The Senators are 52-11-4 (ties) all-time when he has scored at least one goal; Thirteen (13) of his 71 career goals have been game-winning markers, last: 2/9/12 vs Nashville ... Prior to 2013-14, had only missed three regular season games over the past seven NHL seasons.
2012-13: Was one of six Senators to appear in each of the club’s 48 games ... Tied career-best with two assists on two occasions (March 11 vs Boston and April 18 vs Washington) ... Led Senators defencemen in shots on goal (89) and hits (93) while ranking second in blocked shots (78).
2013-14 Season high: Blocked shots: 5, Dec. 9 vs Philadelphia (5-4 SO win)
Career game highs: Goals: 2 (4x) last: 2/9/12 vs Nashville (4-3 win); Assists: 2 (19x) last: 4/18/13 vs Washington (3-1 win); Points: 2 (30x) last: (1-1), Nov. 27 at Washington (6-4 win)

WJC-A All-Star Team (1997) WHL Rookie of the Year (1996) WHL East First All-Star Team (1997) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1997) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1997) Missed majority of 1998-99 due to ankle injury vs. Buffalo, December 30, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Brynas (Sweden), November 2, 2004.
Quote of the Day

What we expected is what we got. Very mature young individual that's focused. He is on the right track. He's not only a great hockey individual, but he's a good person off the ice. He seemed to take a leadership role with this group right off the hop and ran away with it, and was vocal, was respectful, was everything it takes to be a Panther. His future looks bright.

— Florida Panthers director of player development Brian Skrudland on defenseman Aaron Ekblad's performance at development camp