Edmonton Oilers prospect Noah Philp.
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Oilers prospect Noah Philp to reportedly come out of retirement

Published March 26, 2024 at 2:24 PM

After announcing his retirement from professional hockey last season, Edmonton Oilers prospect Noah Philp appears to be returning to the game.

According to Edmonton Oilers radio colour commentator Bob Stauffer, Philp will be returning to professional hockey for the 2024-25 season, one year after retiring.

"Pleased to report that @EdmontonOilers prospect Noah Philp will be resuming his Pro Career next season after taking a year away from hockey. The 6'3» 200 right-shot Center finished with 19-18-37/70/61 Pims/+4 last season with @Condors and was top 10 in AHL in Rookie EVS Goals." Stauffer said.

Philp, 25, released a statement last summer announcing that he's stepping away from the professional game to "focus on things outside the realm of hockey."

"I want to start off by thanking the Edmonton Oilers and Bakersfield Condors. The treatment of players and overall atmosphere they've created is amazing. I have nothing but respect for everyone within both organizations and I'll always be grateful for the opportunity I received. I'm at a time in my life where I want to focus on things outside the realm of hockey. I'm doing well and wish all the best to the players, coaches and staff in Bakersfield and in Edmonton." Philp said.

Despite his retirement, the Edmonton Oilers decided to issue him a qualifying offer in order to retain his rights if he ever changed his mind and wanted to return to professional hockey, like he plans to do in the fall.

During his rookie year in the American Hockey League with the Bakersfield Condors in 2022-23, Phlip had 37 points (19 goals, 18 assists), 61 penalty minutes and was a plus-four.

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