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Phillip Danault | Winger | #24

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (22) / 2/24/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 181
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (26) / CHI

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Phillip Danault scored his first career NHL goal during Friday's 3-1 win over Buffalo, and it was a ripper.
After taking the Duncan Keith lead-pass through the neutral zone, Danault faked a cut to the inside as he entered the offensive zone. Having sufficiently spaced himself away from Sabres defender Zach Bogosian, Danault ripped a laser bar-down short-side with the flick of his wrists. Go find a highlight, he had a proper celebration to boot as his tally proved to be the game-winner as well. Jan 8 - 11:33 PM

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Phillip Danault has picked up an assist in each of his last three games.

"He's done a real good job of adapting quickly," coach Joel Quenneville said. "He definitely brings energy, and he's got some purpose to his game and some responsibility in an interesting role for him. But I still think there's some offense to his game — he likes to think of scoring, or making players and sustaining pucks. He's been good in the puck areas, so I've been very happy with his start." Danault has been centering the third line between Andrew Desjardins and Teuvo Teravainen.
Jan 5 - 10:36 AM

Expect Phillip Danault to stay with the Blackhawks indefinitely as he has done a very good impersonation of the injured Marcus Kruger.

Danault has been an excellent replacement for Kruger, who will be lost for the rest of the regular season with a wrist injury. That said, it is only a fourth-line role which makes him virtually worthless from a fantasy perspective.
Source: CSN Chicago
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 11:18:00 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks hope Phillip Danault can fill the void left by Marcus Kruger.

Kruger (wrist) will be out for the rest of the regular season, but he could potentially return in the playoffs. "[Kruger is a] tough loss, knowing we use him in a lot of ways — very useful player," Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said before Saturday’s game in Buffalo. "Gets a lot of responsibility with the penalty-killing, important faceoffs, defensive responsibilities, last minute of periods and games protecting leads. So we called up Phil Danault; we feel he’s a comparable player as far as projection and where we want him to be one day. So now he’ll have to be a quick study." The 22-year-old played his first game of the season in Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over Buffalo. He had no points and a minus-1 rating in 11:20 of ice time.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 10:21:00 AM

Phillip Danault has been summoned by the Chicago Blackhawks.

Danault has a goal and an assist in six AHL contests in 2015-16. He was taken with the 26th overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, but he hasn't been very prolific offensive in the minors, so we're not optimistic about his ability to be a factor in standard fantasy leagues going forward.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 11:52:00 AM

Updating an earlier item, Phillip Danault is projected to be sidelined for about four months.

He had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip on Monday morning, so he'll start 2015-16 recovering from the procedure.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 01:48:00 PM

Phillip Danault underwent hip surgery on Monday morning.

He is expected to miss at least three months, but Chicago hasn't announced the procedure yet. Danault notched 13 goals and 25 assists in 70 games with AHL Rockford last season and he made two appearances in the NHL with the Blackhawks. He was the 26th overall pick in the 2011 draft, but probably would've started the 2015-16 campaign in the minors.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 10:10:00 AM

Phillip Danault has been reassigned to AHL Rockford.

Danault played in two games with the Blackhawks during his stint with the big club and he made his NHL debut on Nov. 22 against Edmonton.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 04:35:00 PM

Hawks' coach Joel Quenneville was impressed with Phillip Danault in his NHL debut.

Danault played just over 11 minutes in Saturday's game against Edmonton. "Excellent," Quenneville said about Danult's play. "I thought he did a good job. Had the puck a lot. He was around it. Tenacious. Did a real good job." The 21-year-old was the Hawks' first round pick in 2011. He doesn't have any immediate fantasy value.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 11:52:00 AM

Phillip Danault will make his NHL debut on Saturday.

Chicago summoned Danault from AHL Rockford on Friday. He has three goals and 10 points in 14 AHL contests this season.
Source: CSN Chicago
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 06:45:00 PM

Phillip Danault has been called up by the Chicago Blackhawks.

Danault has three goals and 10 points in 14 AHL games in 2014-15. The 21-year-old was taken with the 26th pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, but based on a report over the summer, the Blackhawks are looking at him as a future bottom-six forward.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 12:16:00 PM

Phillip Danault has been asked to model his game after Marcus Kruger.

In other words, the Blackhawks see Danault as a future third or fourth liner. "Not everyone can be the goal scorer," said AHL Rockford IceHogs coach Ted Dent. "He was a big scorer in juniors. But the way he plays in the AHL, it was more of a third or fourth-line center, more of a shutdown center. It took some time for him to adapt to that, play in that role and not be relied upon for offense. He'll try to fine-tune his game to be the best defensive forward he could be." Danault had six goals and 26 points in 72 AHL games in 2013-14.
Source: CSN Chicago
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 09:29:00 AM

The Canadian squad is stacked at center for the upcoming World Hockey Junior Championships.

Canada will have Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan Strome, Boone Jenner, Phillip Danault and Nathan MacKinnon down the middle for the tourney that starts later this month. There is no country that can match the Canadians at the key pivot position and it is one of the many reasons Canada is favored to win gold.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sun, Dec 16, 2012 09:23:00 AM

Phillip Danault is red-hot this weekend, compiling his second four-point night in as many days.

Danault scored a goal and three assists on Friday and piled up four more helpers on Saturday. Overall, the Chicago Blackhawks prospect has an impressive 44 points in 29 games this season.
Sat, Dec 8, 2012 06:39:00 PM

Phillip Danault scored a goal and registered three assists in Victoriaville's 7-3 win against Moncton.

Danault has only been held off the scoresheet in two contests since the start of November. His efforts on Friday have allowed him to reach the 40-point mark in just 28 QMJHL games.
Fri, Dec 7, 2012 10:52:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jonathan Toews
2Artem Anisimov
3Marcus Kruger
4Andrew Desjardins
5Dennis Rasmussen
LW1Artemi Panarin
2Teuvo Teravainen
3Andrew Shaw
4Phillip Danault
5Jiri Sekac
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Richard Panik
4Brandon Mashinter
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Niklas Hjalmarsson
4Trevor van Riemsdyk
5Erik Gustafsson
6Rob Scuderi
7Michal Rozsival
G1Corey Crawford
2Scott Darling