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Gritty Forward Excelled With Sea Dogs

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs

Name:  Zack Phlllips
Team: Saint John Sea Dogs
Hometown: Fredericton, New Brunswick
Position: Centre
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 181 lbs
2010-2011: 67 games, 38 goals, 57 assists, 16 PIMs
Final Central Scouting Ranking for N.A. Skaters: 15th

After a 95-point regular season, Zack Phillips added a terrific playoffs to his bulky list of accomplishments.

A strong, defensively conscious player, Phillips is skilled in both ends of the rink with his lack of footspeed standing out as his only real liability.

Playing for the Memorial Cup champion Saint John Sea Dogs likely will boost Phillips’ standing among talent evaluators.

“I think it’s pretty important.  You are the last team the scouts see so it’s all fresh in their mind.”

“I think I showed a little bit of grittiness. I played gritty all year long but I hope I showed that I can play both ways,” he said.

NHL team: Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL player: Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf
Shootout move: “Deke backhand”
Goal celebration: “Double fist pump”
Video: Call of Duty
TV Show: Friday Night Lights, Criminal Minds
Actress: Will Ferrell
Pump-up song: "Bring the Noise" by Public Enemy
Restaurant: Boston Pizza
Sport (other than hockey): Fishing
Superhero: Spiderman

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