Good-sized forward contributes in every facet of the game and can toy with defenders in the offensive zone. Plays a style of game that will translate extremely well to college hockey and doesn’t over-complicate things, plugging away on the offense with a number of tools at his disposal. Hit a point-per-game pace as a junior on prep last year and looks to eclipse that this season.
Phelps is a taller forward, standing roughly 6'1" 180 lbs, though he tends to play more of a skill game that relying on brute physicality. A heavy snap shot with a quick release makes him a dangerous scoring threat from many areas of the ice, and his high assist totals show an ability to use his teammates effectively as well. NHL Central Scouting gave Phelps a 'C' rating in their preliminary rankings, though it seems highly likely that Phelps will rise up draft boards after a strong start to the season.
4. Chase Phelps, F, ’96 (Shattuck-St. Mary’s) — Big, strong forward with a heavy shot and a soft set of hands. Edina, Minn. native finished 3rd in team scoring with a 23-37-60 scoring line in 57 games played. Has upside and will get better as he continues to fill into his wide frame. A versatile player, Phelps could play a number of roles at the higher levels.