LATEST | Oilers prospect decides to retire from the NHL at only 24

Published June 14, 2023 at 10:49

During an interview earlier this week with Daniel Nugent-Brown of The Athletic, Oilers General Manager Ken Holland announced that forward prospect Noah Philp has decided to retire for personal reasons.

"Philp is not playing hockey next year. He's made a decision to call it a career. It was a very, very difficult year for him. He told us he wants to be around Calgary and close to his family and friends. For personal reasons, he's not playing hockey." Holland said.

He added, "He made great progress. We liked him. We wanted to re-sign him. We offered him a two-year contract. We were anxious to see what he could do in training camp. But he's not interested."

Philp, 24, signed a one-year contract as an undrafted free agent with the Oilers in April 2022 after completing two years with the University of Alberta Golden Bears.

In his first professional season in the AHL with the Bakersfield Condors, the Canmore (Alberta) native put up pretty solid numbers, recording 37 points (19 goals, 18 assists), 61 penalty minutes and was a plus-four in 70 games.

Hopefully Philp is doing well and that he enjoys his retirement with friends and family.

June 14   |   121 answers
LATEST | Oilers prospect decides to retire from the NHL at only 24

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