Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Bil La Forge today announced center Noah Philp has joined the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League on an amateur tryout agreement.
“We are really happy for Noah,” said La Forge. “He has worked hard to achieve this opportunity with the Heat. I am confident that he will fit in well at that level and help the Heat the same way he helped us for the last two seasons.”
“Noah joining the Heat also shows the hard work of our Coaching Staff and Player Development staff, especially Steven Goertzen, who worked with Noah all season to help improve all aspects of his game,” continued La Forge.
Philp had 26 goals and 49 assists for 75 points in 59 games this season. In 259 career games over four seasons with the T-Birds and Kootenay Ice he had 54 goals and 112 assists for 166 points.
Philp was acquired from the Ice on September 11, 2017, for a fifth round pick in 2018 and a fifth round pick in 2019.
The Heat have back-to-back games against the Manitoba Moose on Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7, in Manitoba. It is possible Philp could make his professional debut in one of these games. The Heat are the AHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames.