Blackhawks Recall Isaak Phillips, Send Ian Mitchell Back To Rockford

On Thursday, the Chicago Blackhawks assigned defenseman Ian Mitchell back to Rockford and recalled defenseman Isaak Phillips.

Phillips, 20, was the Hawks’ fifth-round pick (#141 overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft. He has been impressive since turning pro and may get some run with the NHL club now. We’ll see if Jeremy Colliton limits him to seven or eight minutes like he did with Mitchell and Nicolas Beaudin.

Phillips has two assists in four games with Rockford this season.

10 thoughts on “Blackhawks Recall Isaak Phillips, Send Ian Mitchell Back To Rockford

  • October 28, 2021 at 2:06 pm
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    Hopefully get a good look at Philips, Mithell will benefit from more minutes in Rfd. With back to back games up next, should get bit ofplaying time if he stays for both.

  • October 28, 2021 at 2:44 pm
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    Leave Mitchell at Rockford until the Hawks can get a real coaching staff in here to evaluate and assist him into becoming a regular NHL D Man. This Yo Yo 7 minute a game treatment is doing Mitchell no good at all and is more than likely slowing his progress.

  • October 28, 2021 at 3:00 pm
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    Really glad to see Phillips with the Hawks ,the kid deserve to get a few games in NHL .just let the kid play and enjoy the time he is with the big Team .

  • October 28, 2021 at 3:05 pm
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    Mitchell needs big minutes. Rockford it is. Phillips gives the team more size. Good for him. He played his way into a look with the “big club”. I hope he takes advantage of it. Now, my only question is who will he be paired with? Gustafsson? Not the best guy to learn from. de Haan? Then who pairs with S. Jones? I would rather not mess with the Murphy-McCabe pairing. It’s working well. So…hmmmm…what to do? I guess we’ll find out soon enough. Good luck, kid. Congrats on your call-up.

  • October 28, 2021 at 3:07 pm
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    Also glad for Phillips to get a couple of games – he didn’t wow me in pre-season but that doesn’t mean he won’t be good and Mitchell needs time in the AHL

  • October 28, 2021 at 3:27 pm
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    We can all agree Mitchell needs big minutes in RFD and a coach who trusts how he plays. My question though is does bringing up Phillips solve anything at all. Shouldn’t he also be playing big minutes at the
    Rock before being exposed to JC and his wonder system?

    JC should be gone!

  • October 28, 2021 at 3:47 pm
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    I agree that Murphy-McCabe seem to be working out. Lets see what Phillips can do up here but I wouldn’t have a clue who you’d pair him with. Maybe S Jones seeing he’ll play only 8-9 minutes??

  • October 28, 2021 at 4:43 pm
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    If the norm continues, Dehaan, Gus and Philips all get shifts wirh Jones during the game, probably doesn’t change.

  • October 28, 2021 at 8:54 pm
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    Quenneville resigns.

  • October 28, 2021 at 9:35 pm
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    Congratulations to Phillips and hope he gets enough minutes to impress.

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