In a minor league deal, the Minnesota Wild traded Phillips to the Bruins in exchange for former London Knight Jared Knight.
Phillips has struggled offensively since turning pro, recording just 27 goals and 48 assists in 196 games with the Wild’s AHL affiliates. He averaged over a point per game in his QMJHL career.
Zack Phillips asked to be traded from #mnwild....Wild accomodated it. He was going nowhere in this organization; time for a change
— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) March 2, 2015
Phillips was selected by the Wild in the first-round, 28th overall in 2011.
Knight played against Phillips and the Sea Dogs at the 2012 Memorial Cup in Shawinigan.
The NHL’s trading period ended this afternoon.