Chris Phillips is not the type of guy who would campaign for the captaincy of the Ottawa Senators by walking around with a “Vote For Me” sign.
It’s not his style to be a self-promoter.
At the same time Phillips won’t try to stickhandle around the question: If he’s asked to be the team’s captain he’ll serve. Gladly.
“Yeah definitely” he said Tuesday after an informal practice at the Bell Sensplex. “I’ve played a long time now seen a lot been able to experience a lot.
“If that was something that was asked of me then yeah I would certainly welcome that and be honoured.”
With the departure of Daniel Alfredsson the Senators are in the market for a captain for the first time since Alfredsson got the ‘C’ at the start of the 1999-2000 season when then-captain Alexei Yashin was suspended by the team for not honouring his contract.
It’ll be a tricky decision for coach Paul MacLean and general manager Bryan Murray.
There is one school of thought that believes Phillips 35 should get