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Philip McRae

North American Skater - London, OHL
Final Rank:56Midterm Rank:38
Position:CenterShoots:Left
Height:6' 2"Weight:189
Born:March 15, 1990
Born in:Apple Valley, MN, USA
Drafted: 2008: STL (2nd Round / 33rd Overall)  St. Louis Blues
  • Had three goals and six points at the 2008 Under-18 IIHF World Championship helping Team USA win a bronze medal.
  • Finished fifth on the London Knights in scoring with 18 goals and 46 points, including seven power-play goals.
  • Played on the U.S. National Under-17 team in 2005-06, registering 21 points (10-11--21) in 58 games.
  • His nickname is “Diesel” and he wears number 90 because he was always number nine growing up but nine and 19 are both retired in London.
  • His father, Basil, was drafted in the 3rd round, 87th overall in 1980 NHL Entry Draft by the Quebec Nordiques – he played with seven different NHL teams from 1981 until he retired after the 1996-97 season. His uncle, Chris also played in the National Hockey League with Detroit and Toronto.
  • He got his start in hockey on the frozen ponds of Minnesota when he was young and played on his first hockey team for the Chesterfield Falcons.
  • Credits his dad for having had the most influence on his career – “he coached me when I was young and always motivates me”.
  • Patterns his game after Jason Allison – “I have a lot of the same qualities as him, we are built similar and have the same style”.
  • Winning a national championship with the Junior Blues is his most memorable hockey moment – “it is the biggest tournament or championship that I have ever won”.
  • The one thing he couldn’t live without is his iPod and is he wasn’t playing hockey he would be fishing or snowboarding.

 

FAVORITES

 

NHL Team: St. Louis Blues

NHL Player: Vincent Lecavalier

Shootout move: “Fake shot, backhand toe drag, top shelf”

Goal Celebration: Fist pump

Practice Drill: One-on-one’s

Video Game: NHL 08

Movie: Wedding Crashers

TV Show: Everybody Loves Raymond

Actor: Vince Vaughn

Artist:  Neil Young

Book: It’s not about the bike by Lance Armstrong

Food to cook: Fish

Sport (other than hockey): Golf

Activity away from the rink: Fishing

Toy growing up: Mini sticks

Place to shop: Bass Pro Shop

Place to visit: Atlantis

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2006-2007LONDONOHL63281027
2007-2008LONDONOHL6618284661
2013-2014BLUESFINLAND458122012
2013-2014TAPPARAFINLAND80112