Edmonton Oilers Highly Rated Prospect Retires from Hockey at 24

BY JULIEN TREKKER    JUNE 14, 2023  (3:04 PM)

Oilers Prospect Retire at 24



In a surprising twist, Noah Philp, a prospect for the Edmonton Oilers, has decided to retire from hockey at the age of 24.


This season, he scored 19 goals and accumulated a total of 37 points in 70 games in the AHL.


#Oilers prospect Noah Philp has retired from professional hockey for personal reasons at just age 24.

GM Ken Holland said the player rejected a two-year extension in favor of retirement because he «wants to be around Calgary and close to his family and friends. For personal reasons, he's not playing hockey.»

The club was anxious to see what he could do at training camp next year, but Holland did admit this was a very tough year for the player and he wasn't interested. #LetsGoOilers"

image



Ken Holland's Comments



Ken Holland, the General Manager of the Oilers, shared his thoughts on Philp's unexpected retirement:

"[Philp] wants to be around Calgary and be close to family and friends. For personal reasons he's not playing hockey."

Holland also mentioned that Philp declined a two-year contract extension, choosing retirement instead.

However, the Oilers still have the option to issue a qualifying offer, which would keep Philp's rights intact. This means that if Philp ever decides to come out of retirement, he could still return to playing hockey.

As seen on Markerzone - Former Highly Regarded Prospect Retires From Hockey at 24
FOLLOW US
facebooktwitter
7 923 followers
LEADERS
GPGAPTS
1-  NIKITA KUCHEROV
58376198
2-  NATHAN MACKINNON
59346296
3-  CONNOR MCDAVID
53216889
4-  DAVID PASTRNAK
59364682
5-  J.T. MILLER
60295079
6-  WILLIAM NYLANDER
57314778
7-  ARTEMI PANARIN
58324678
8-  AUSTON MATTHEWS
56522577
9-  MIKKO RANTANEN
59304474
10-  ELIAS PETTERSSON
60294574
2023-2024 LEADERS