McRae inks AHL deal with Bakersfield

The Bakersfield Condors announced Friday that Philip McRae has been signed to an American Hockey League contract. The 25-year old spent last season with the Chicago Wolves.


The 6-foot-2, 196-pound center finished fifth on the 2014-15 Chicago Wolves in scoring with 33 points (15g-18a) in 67 games. He spent the 2013-14 season in the top league in Finland, SM-liiga, with Tappara and Espoo finishing with eight goals and 13 assists for 21 points in 53 games combined between the two clubs.
McRae played the three seasons prior in the St. Louis Blues organization mostly with the Peoria Rivermen where he totaled 162 games with 42 goals and 41 assists for 83 points from 2010-2013, and made his NHL debut on January 12, 2011 for St. Louis against the Anaheim Ducks, notching one goal and two assists in 15 NHL games that season.
A native of Apple Valley, Minn., he represented the United States on three occasions as an amateur, winning Gold at the 2010 U-20 World Junior Championship, Bronze at the 2008 U-18 World Junior Championship, and Silver at the 2006 U-17 World Junior Championship.
McRae was drafted in the 2nd round (No. 33 overall) by St. Louis in the 2008 NHL Draft from the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). He played 240 games in the OHL and registered 65 goals and 102 assists for 167 points.