Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray announced today the club has extended Chris Phillips
’ contract three years through to the 2013-14 season.
Phillips, 32, has spent his entire National Hockey League career in Ottawa and is only the second Senator to reach the 900-game mark (Alfredsson - 1,056). In 13 NHL seasons, he ranks second on the club in all-time games played (925), 18th in goals (60), ninth in all-time assists (173) and second in penalty minutes (655).
“We’re pleased to announce the signing of Chris Phillips
to a three-year extension,” said general manager Bryan Murray. “Both on and off the ice, Chris embodies what we want from a Senators player, and we’re proud that he’ll remain a Senator for life.”
An alternate captain for the last five seasons, Phillips has played in all 62 games this season, recording one goal, four assists and 32 penalty minutes. Since 2006-07, he has missed one of the Senators’ 388 regular-season games and played in all 39 post-season meetings.
The Calgary-native has also added six goals, seven assists and 80 penalty minutes in 97 career playoff games. He was the first overall pick by the Senators in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.