The Checkers added another goalie to the mix this offseason by signing Jamie Phillips to an AHL deal.
The 25-year-old netminder split last season between the AHL and ECHL, logging 16 appearances with both the Manitoba Moose and the Jacksonville Icemen. With the Moose, Phillips went 6-7-0 with a 2.76 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage. He also appeared in one playoff game for the Moose, stopping all 15 shots he saw in relief.
Taken in the seventh round of the 2012 draft by Winnipeg, Phillips is heading into his third pro season. Thus far in his career he has gone 8-11-1 with a goals-against average of 2.84 and a save percentage of .910 through 27 AHL games with Manitoba, while posting a 22-21-0, 2.87 and .906 line in 47 ECHL games with Tulsa and Jacksonville.
Prior to turning pro Phillips played for four seasons at Michigan Tech, making the conference’s First All-Star Team in 2014-15 and the second team in 2015-16.