In a move that attracted almost no attention from anyone else -- hell, your GTPD wasn't even aware of it until this morning -- the Blues have acquired 2011 first-rounder Zack Phillips from the Boston Bruins, in exchange for the ephemeral "future considerations."
The Blues transferred Phillips from the ECHL's Atlanta Gladiators to the Chicago Wolves.
The Chicago Wolves announced Friday that center Zack Phillips has been assigned to the team from the Atlanta Gladiators (ECHL) by St. Louis (NHL).
Phillips, 23, was selected in the first round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota Wild. The Fredericton, New Brunswick, native has spent nearly all of his professional career in the American Hockey League.
Phillips has posted 35 goals and 65 assists in 251 AHL appearances, which includes 5 goals and 9 assists in 39 games for the Providence Bruins this season. The 6-foot-1, 198-pound forward also notched 1 goal and 1 assist in 5 games for Atlanta.
In times past, those "future considerations" have been simply returning the player to the organization from which he was acquired after the current season's playoffs. This may well be what the Blues have in mind for Phillips, but for now, he is the third former first-round pick assigned to the Wolves by the Blues. The others are Jordan Schmaltz (2012) and Jordan Caron (Boston 2009).