Phillip Danault
Born February 24, 1993 (1993-02-24) (age 28)
Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Montreal Canadiens
Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft 26th overall, 2011
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2012–present

Phillip Danault (born on February 24, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing Career[edit | edit source]

Phillip played with the Victoriaville Tigres and Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He was selected 26th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks.

On March 30, 2012, he was assigned to the Blackhawks AHL affiliate, the Rockford Icehogs.

In the 2014–15 season, Phillip was recalled from the IceHogs by the Blackhawks and made his NHL debut on November 22, 2014, in a 7-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

Phillip was initially assigned to the Rockford IceHogs to begin the 2015–16 season. On December 18, 2015, He was recalled from Rockford to the Chicago Blackhawks.

On December 20, 2015, Phillip got his first NHL point with an assist on Andrew Shaw's goal in a 4-3 win against the San Jose Sharks. He scored his first career NHL goal on January 8, 2016, which was a game winning goal in a 3-1 win against the Buffalo Sabres.

After solidifying a role amongst the Blackhawks fourth line and contributing with 5 points in 30 games on February 26, 2016, Phillip was acquired by the Montreal Canadiens, along with Chicago's second round draft pick in 2018, in exchange for forwards Dale Weise and Tomas Fleischmann.

Career Statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL 61 10 18 28 54 16 0 1 1 8
2010–11 Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL 64 23 44 67 59 9 5 10 15 6
2011–12 Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL 62 18 53 71 61 4 0 3 3 4
2011–12 Rockford IceHogs AHL 7 0 2 2 10
2012–13 Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL 29 14 30 44 28
2012–13 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 27 9 32 41 22 4 1 3 4 0
2012–13 Rockford IceHogs AHL 5 0 0 0 2
2013–14 Rockford IceHogs AHL 72 6 20 26 40
2014–15 Rockford IceHogs AHL 70 13 25 38 38 8 3 2 5 20
2014–15 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Rockford IceHogs AHL 6 1 1 2 4
2015–16 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 30 1 4 5 6
2015–16 Montreal Canadiens NHL 21 3 2 5 8
NHL totals 53 4 6 10 14

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Canada Quebec U17 6th 5 0 3 3 22
2013 Canada WJC 4th 6 0 1 1 2
Junior totals 11 0 4 4 24

Accolades[edit | edit source]

  • 2010–11: Guy Carbonneau Trophy (Best Defensive Forward in the QMJHL)

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

Phillip's father, Alain Danault was a public announcer for the Victoriaville Tigres of the QMJHL from 1987 to 2006.

His sister, Ann-Andrée Danault worked in the marketing and administration department for the Victoraville Tigres from 2010 to 2012. These days, she works for Club de Golf Victoriaville.

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