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Philip McRae
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Born March 15, 1990 (1990-03-15) (age 29)
Chesterfield, Missouri
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
EBEL team
Former teams
Orli Znojmo
St. Louis Blues
Tappara
Espoo Blues
Ässät
Schwenninger Wild Wings
NHL Draft 33rd overall, 2008
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2010–present

Philip "Phil" McRae (born Philip Christopher McRae on March 15, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for Orli Znojmo in the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).

He was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the 2nd round (33rd overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing CareerEdit

Phil began the 2010–11 season playing in the AHL with the Peoria Rivermen. Before joining the Peoria Riverman, he spent his summer with former Blues forward Keith Tkachuk to get a feel for playing in professional hockey.

On January 11, 2011, he was called up to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues to make his NHL debut the following evening, playing more than 12 minutes and taking a 2-minute tripping penalty, for the Blues in a 7-4 road game loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

On January 26, 2011, Phil scored his first NHL goal against Miikka Kiprusoff of the Calgary Flames.

In the 2013–14 season, as an unsigned restricted free agent with the St. Louis Blues, Phil opted to venture abroad to the Finnish Liiga with Tappara. After just 8 games in Tampere, he secured a transfer to fellow Finnish club, Espoo Blues for the remainder of the season.

On July 1, 2014, he returned to the St. Louis Blues fold, in signing a one-year, two-way contract. In the 2014–15 season he was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves where he scored 15 goals in 67 games.

On August 7, 2015, Phil continued his career in the AHL, signing as a free agent to a one-year contract with the Bakersfield Condors, an affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers. In the Condors inaugural 2015–16 season in the AHL, he appeared in 35 games producing 9 goals and 15 points.

As a free agent in the off-season, Phil opted to continue his career in the AHL, signing a one-year deal with the New York Rangers affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack on August 24, 2016.

After spending three seasons in the AHL, Phil returned to a second stint in Finland, agreeing to a one-year deal with Ässät of the Liiga on June 1, 2017. In the 2017–18 season, he established himself as a versatile forward, contributing with 21 points in 42 games.

As a free agent in the following off-season, he continued his career in Europe by agreeing to a one-year contract with German outfit Schwenninger Wild Wings of the DEL on April 20, 2018.

In the 2018–19 season, Phil secured a top-nine role among the forwards and contributed with 5 goals and 12 points through 44 games, but was unable to help the Wild Wings progress to the post-season. At the end of the season, he left Schwenninger at the conclusion of his contract.

On May 22, 2019, Phil moved to the neighbouring EBEL, agreeing to a one-year deal with Orli Znojmo.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 U.S. National Development Team NAHL 33 8 8 16 9 10 1 2 3 2
2006–07 London Knights OHL 63 2 8 10 27 16 0 0 0 6
2007–08 London Knights OHL 66 18 28 46 61 4 0 0 0 7
2008–09 London Knights OHL 59 29 31 60 54 14 5 5 10 12
2009–10 London Knights OHL 33 11 26 37 43
2009–10 Plymouth Whalers OHL 19 5 9 14 21 9 6 9 15 11
2010–11 Peoria Rivermen AHL 46 12 14 26 23
2010–11 St. Louis Blues NHL 15 1 2 3 2
2011–12 Peoria Rivermen AHL 71 23 16 39 26
2012–13 Peoria Rivermen AHL 45 7 11 18 19
2013–14 Tappara Liiga 8 0 1 1 2
2013–14 Espoo Blues Liiga 45 8 12 20 12 7 3 1 4 2
2014–15 Chicago Wolves AHL 67 15 18 33 21
2015–16 Bakersfield Condors AHL 35 9 6 15 33
2016–17 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 76 8 11 19 20
2017–18 Ässät Liiga 42 5 16 21 43 1 0 0 0 0
2018–19 Schwenninger Wild Wings DEL 44 5 7 12 10
NHL totals 15 1 2 3 2

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2006 United States U17 Template:Sica 6 0 1 1 0
2008 United States WJC18 Template:Brca 7 3 3 6 4
2010 United States WJC Template:Goca 7 1 4 5 2
Junior totals 20 4 8 12 6

Personal LifeEdit

Phil is the son of former Minnesota North Stars and St. Louis Blues winger Basil McRae. They would become the fourth father-son duo to play for the Blues (joining Bob & Brent Johnson, Peter & Yan Stastny, and Mike Crombeen & B.J. Crombeen.

He played his freshman season with CBC High School in Town & Country.

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