NHL PLAYER, Phillip Danault
Born Feb 24, 1993 -- Victoriaville, Québec, Canada
Selected by Chicago Blackhawks round 1 #26 overall 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Phillip Danault (born February 24, 1993) is a Canadian forward who currently plays for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Danault 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.
In the 2014–15 season, Danault 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.
Danault was initially assigned to the Rockford IceHogs to begin the 2015–16 season. On December 18, 2015, Danault was recalled from Rockford to the Chicago Blackhawks and on December 20, 2015, he got his first NHL point with an assist onAndrew 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, Danault 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.
On July 5th, 2016, Danault re-signed with the Canadiens on a two-year contract.
Danault looking the part as Habs’ top-line center September 21, 2018
Philip Danault helped guide the Montréal Canadiens to a 5-2 defeat of the Washington Capitals last night, tallying 2 assists in the win. The 25-year-old has looked solid as the team’s No.1 center since the beginning of training camp, creating immediate offensive chemistry with his new linemates while providing a responsible, two-way approach in all three zones. The Victoriaville-native has been impressive in the faceoff circle through two games, winning over 60% of his draws.
For more on Danault, check out the montrealgazette.com article here.
Danault signs on for 3 more years with Canadiens July 16, 2018
Philip Danault and the Montreal Canadiens came to terms on a 3-year, $9.249 million deal on Sunday. The 25-year-old center has made big strides since joining the Canadiens via trade at the tail end of the 2015-16 season. After breaking through with career-highs in goals (13) and points (40) in 82 games last season, the former 1st round pick maintained a similar point-per-game output in 2017-18, tallying 25 points in 52 games.
For more on Danault, check out the montrealgazette.com post here.
Danault plays hero in Habs’ comeback win November 30, 2017
Philip Danault tallied the game-winning goal last night, guiding the Montréal Canadiens to their 3rd straight victory in a 2-1 defeat of the Ottawa Senators. The 24-year-old center put in a solid, two-way performance in the win, registering 3 shots on net, 2 blocked shots, 2 hits and a 61% faceoff percentage. The Victoriaville-native also led all Montréal forwards in ice-time (20:04).
For more on last night’s game, check out the nhl.com recap here.
Danault does it all in Habs’ triumph October 30, 2017
Philip Danault was named the first star on Saturday night, guiding the Montreal Canadiens to a topsy turvy, 5-4 victory versus the New York Rangers. With the offensively challenged Habs in desperate need of a jolt, the 24-year-old center more than answered the call, tallying a career high four points (2 goals, 2 assists), +3 rating, six shots on net and the game-winning goal.
For more on Saturday’s game, check out the nhl.com story here.
Danault scores twice in Habs’ romp January 12, 2017
Philip Danault was named the first star last night, scoring two goals in the Montreal Canadiens 7-4 win over the Winnipeg Jets. Since becoming an everyday player for the Canadiens in 2016-17, the Victoriaville-native has quickly become a fan-favorite, and one of the team’s most consistent, two-way players. The 23-year-old forward has already set career-highs in nearly every category, including games (42), goals (9) and points (21). He has been on a hot run of late, with seven points (3 goals, 4 assists) In his last 7 games.
For more on Danault and last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com article here.
Danault does it all in Habs’ win December 09, 2016
Philip Danault was named the first star last night, guiding the Montreal Canadiens to a 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils. The 23-year-old center did a little bit of everything in the contest, sparking his team’s offense with a goal and an assist, while also providing stability in the faceoff circle, winning 11 of 15 draws. The product of Victoriaville, Québec is in the midst of a breakout season, tallying 11 points (6 goals, 5 assists) through his first 27 games.
For more on Danault and last night’s game, check out the nhl.com story here.
Danault named first star in Habs’ win November 11, 2016
Philip Danault scored a goal and won 78% of his faceoffs last night, as the Montreal Canadiens cruised to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings. The native of Victoriaville, Québec has been in the form of his career in 2016-17, playing over 13 minutes a game while contributing to the score sheet on a regular basis. Through just 14 games, the 2011 1st round pick has already set career highs in goals and points, and he looks well on his way to a breakout NHL campaign.
For more on last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com story here.