Nordique Nation was introduced to James Philpott early on in the season, as The Nordiques selected him as their 1st round draft pick.
James Currently leads the NAHL in points by a defenseman; with 2 goals and 6 assist for 8 points in this young season (as of 10/4). Philpott also has 2 assists on the power play and has been a key factor for the Nordiques special teams unit; not only on the power play but the ability to kill off the penalty. James is a big factor to why the Nordiques have a 7-2 record and are in first place in the East.
Head Coach Nolan Howe went onto saying: “James is young man we couldn’t be happier is a Nordique. As a 1st round draft pick, we had high aspirations for him headed into the season and he has done more than deliver; both as a player and person. We believe he is a defenseman who transcends what is expected of his position at the junior level. James contributions on the offensive side of the ice as well as defensively; his ability to shut down a rush or jump into dangerous attacking position. Ultimately, his hockey IQ, leadership, and compete level make him a very attractive prospect; not only for NCAA Division 1 college hockey, but also at professional level as well. The Maine Nordiques are thrilled with his selection as defensemen of the month and look forward to him selecting his Division 1 school in the coming weeks as well.”
James has been an asset to The Nordiques; not only on the blue line, but on the offensive side as well. James Philpott and The Nordiques look to continue their success this season and gain ground in first place.