Phillips Joins Phillips on the Blueline
The Giants snuck in a very key signing into the festivities at their season ticket holder event on Thursday Night by announcing the signing of Kevin Phillips, the older brother of current Giant Davey Phillips. Â Kevin returns to the Giants after three seasons with the Braehead Clan.Â This is the second stint in Belfast for Kevin who won a playoff title with the Giants in 2010 under coach Steve Thornton.Â He then was scooped up by Braehead where he has solidified his reputation as a reliable defender who can be counted on to play a lot of minutes in any situation.
“Kevin was an excellent defender for us back in 2010,” explained Todd Kelman, “he ended up playing a very key role in our playoff championship run.”
“I have kept my eye on him over the last few seasons and we need to add another non-import defenceman and to me, Kevin is a perfect fit for us.
“I know what he can do and what he has done in this league. Â He is very reliable and he has matured into a great player. Â We are lucky to have him and I have to admit that having the opportunity to play on a team again with his brother was a key factor in his decision to return to Belfast.”