Phillips, Jones join Oilers

TULSA, Okla. – The Tulsa Oilers, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s St. Louis Blues, announced the signing of defensemen Adam Phillips and Cooper Jones for the 2018-19 season.

 

Phillips, 28, appeared in 52 regular-season games and eight playoff games for the Orlando Solar Bears in 2017-18 and is entering his fifth ECHL season. Tulsa acquired the rights to Phillips earlier this summer in exchange for forward Alexandre Ranger. The Farmington Hills, Michigan native totaled 8 points (2g-6a) during the season and added one assist in the playoffs for Orlando. Phillips previously played for Norfolk, Indy, Kalamazoo and Stockton in his ECHL career, totaling 75 points (23g-52a) in 220 career games. Prior to turning pro, he played four seasons at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he compiled 50 points (23g-27a) in 124 games from 2010-14.

 

Jones, 20, turns pro after three seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, where he totaled 30 points (9g-21a) in 172 games for the Halifax Mooseheads. The Bridgewater, Massachusetts native also appeared in 11 playoff games, tallying one assist during his time in Halifax.