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Phillip Danault | Winger | #24

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/24/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 181
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (26) / CHI

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Phillip Danault scored a goal in a 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers Saturday night.
Lars Eller also found the back of the net for the Canadiens. Sven Andrighetto, David Desharnais, Nathan Beaulieu, and Greg Pateryn each registered an assist. Mar 26 - 9:58 PM

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Phillip Danault played 14:17 in his debut for the Montreal Canadiens.

Danault was acquired from the Blackhawks on Friday night. He finished the game with a minus-1 rating, one shot on goal and one hit. "Really responsible on the ice," coach Michel Therrien said about Danault prior to the game against Toronto. "He’s a young player who is making his debut in the NHL this year. And I know in Chicago they really like him, they really like the way that he was responsible on the ice and he’s a good kid and he’s got a bright future and we’re going to work with him."
Feb 28 - 10:01 AM

The Canadiens are very high on newly acquired Phillip Danault.

He was not able to join the Habs for their morning skate on Saturday but should arrive for the game at 7:00 pm ET against Toronto. Danault is a restricted free agent as of July 1st, but the Canadiens are almost certain to re-sign him as the team sees him as part of their core going forward. We believe he will be a solid third-liner for the Habs which makes his fantasy value questionable. It remains to be seen if Montreal coach Michel Therrien sees Danault's role differently.
Feb 27 - 10:51 AM

Phillip Danault will start up in Montreal.

Some times when young players are acquired they're sent down to the AHL for seasoning, but clearly Montreal wants to get a head start on figuring out where Danault fits in their system. Which is great news for him because they could use his talents.
Feb 26 - 10:17 PM

The Montreal Canadiens acquired Phillip Danault and a second-round pick in 2018 from the Chicago Blackhawks for Tomas Fleischmann and Dale Weise.

Hawks General Manager Stan Bowman was seen scouting in Montreal earlier this week and now we know why. Chicago adds two more veteran forwards that should fit perfectly into their bottom-six. The Canadiens get a local player who will also play in their bottom-two lines. Acquiring a second-round pick is always nice, but the 2018 draft is still over two years away.
Feb 26 - 10:05 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Alex Galchenyuk
2Tomas Plekanec
3David Desharnais
4Brian Flynn
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Lars Eller
3Phillip Danault
4Lucas Lessio
5John Scott
6Stefan Matteau
7Daniel Carr
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Sven Andrighetto
3Torrey Mitchell
4Paul Byron
5Mike Brown
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Nathan Beaulieu
4Alexei Emelin
5Greg Pateryn
6Victor Bartley
7Mark Barberio
8Brett Lernout
G1Mike Condon
2Charlie Lindgren
3Carey Price