UMass Gains A Big D-man For Next Season

It has been rumored for a while but hulking defenseman Adam Phillips has officially committed to play at UMass next season.  The 6’6″ Michigan native played for the Indiana Ice of the USHL last season, scoring a goal and 11 assists in 47 games, while ending up 0 on the season +/-.  While there he was teammates with John Parker who is on track to join the Minutemen in 2011-12.  Phillips made the difficult transition from center to defenseman during the year.

The season before while playing for the Soo Eagles of the North Ontario Junior Hockey League Phillips was scouted by the Detroit Red Wings according to this blog.

This incoming class keeps on getting better and maybe more importantly, deeper.

I’m going to go out on a limb and say he’ll be the tallest player to wear the maroon and white as the infamous Brad Norton, this biggest player I can remember, only reached 6’4″ and I don’t think Dan Juden was as tall as Phillips either.



  1. George

     /  June 16, 2010

    As long as he does not end up in Toot’s dog house like Norton did Joe Mallen’s I’m all for it. Good to see Toot go for the size and hope he can contribute ASAP.


    • I have a feeling Phillips will be a little more disciplined than Norty. 😉 All those majors became costly.


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