The Stockton Heat have announced that forward Matthew Phillips has been added to the Heat roster by the club on an AHL Amateur Tryout (ATO). In addition, goaltender Mason McDonald has been recalled to the Stockton Heat from the team's ECHL affiliate, the Adirondack Thunder.
Phillips, 19, was selected by the Calgary Flames in the sixth round, 166th overall during the 2016 NHL Entry Draft after his rookie season with the Victoria Royals of the Western Hockey League that saw Phillips record 37 goals and 76 points in 72 games for the junior club. The 5'7", 141 lb. forward followed his rookie year with a 50 goal and 90-point season with the Royals this year, ranking him tied for ninth in the league in points and one of just five players to record 50 or more goals.
MATTHEW PHILLIPS (C)
BORN: Calgary, AB DATE: April 6, 1998
HEIGHT: 5'7" WEIGHT: 151 lbs.
DRAFTED: CGY - 6th round, 166th overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft
HOW ACQUIRED: Signed an Amateur Tryout contract with the Stockton Heat on April 7, 2017