Solar Bears add defenseman Phillips

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have agreed to terms with defenseman Adam Phillips for the 2017-18 season. Orlando had previously acquired the rights to Phillips from the Indy Fuel in June.


The Solar Bears are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs and the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies.


Phillips split his third season of professional hockey in 2016-17 with Indy and the Norfolk Admirals, logging 19 points (3g-16a) and 22 penalty minutes in 49 total games.


The 27-year-old has skated in 168 career ECHL games with Indy, Norfolk, Kalamazoo and Stockton, recording 67 points (21g-46a) and 68 penalty minutes.


Prior to turning pro, the native of Farmington Hills, Mich. played college hockey for the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he skated in 124 games for the Minutemen and produced 50 points (23g-27a) and 140 penalty minutes. Phillips also played junior hockey with the United States Hockey League’s Indiana Ice, accumulating 12 points (1g-11a) and 16 penalty minutes in 47 games.