BiographyAthlete : Hockey
Year Inducted: 2019
Date of Birth: March 9, 1978
Born in: Calgary, Alberta
NHL Ottawa Senators Defenceman (#4)
Chris Phillips (born March 9, 1978) is the longest-serving hockey player in franchise history of the NHL Ottawa Senators. Phillips played 1,179 regular season games plus 114 play-off games for a grand total of 1,293 games. The Senators selected him first overall in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, and he played as defenceman for the team from 1997 to 2016, with 54 goals and 146 assists.
Phillips also represented Team Canada in the 1996 and 1997 IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championships helping Canada win Gold in both, and played for Canada in the IIHF World Championships in 2000, 2005 (Silver) and 2009 (Silver).
During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Phillips acted as National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) team representative for the Senators and was instrumental in defining hockey related revenue (HRR) within the NHL.
Phillips and his wife, Erin and their three children currently live in Ottawa. Phillips is co-owner of Big Rig Kitchen & Brewery (two locations) and Big Rig Brewery—’Big Rig’ was Phillips’ on-ice nickname.