Edmonton Oilers Forward "Doesn't Plan On Continuing Hockey Career"

In a recent statement to Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic, Edmonton Oilers General Manager Ken Holland confirmed that Noah Philp, the Oilers promising young player, has made the personal decision to step away from his hockey career.

Despite receiving a two-year contract offer as a restricted free agent after an impressive AHL season in 2022-23, where Philp recorded 19 goals and accumulated 37 points in 70 games, he has chosen not to continue playing due to personal reasons.

He led the Bakersfield Condors rookies in goals this past season.

Although Philp has expressed his intention to discontinue his hockey career, the Oilers still have the option to extend a qualifying offer to retain his NHL rights, should he have a change of heart in the future.

This would ensure that the team maintains its connection to Philp and has the opportunity to revisit his potential return to the sport at a later time.

Over his four-year career in the WHL (Western Hockey League), the 24-year-old recorded 54 goals and 166 total points across 259 games played.

He had especially shown continued improvement in the last three seasons, which is what makes this announcement even more shocking.

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