Mitch Love’s hiring helped spur on Capitals’ free agency interest in Matthew Phillips: ‘They kinda came out of nowhere’
The Washington Capitals will host the Calgary Flames on Monday night at Capital One Arena. The matchup will be an important one for the team as they look to get back on track after their Opening Night shutout defeat but it will perhaps be an even bigger game for offseason acquisition Matthew Phillips.
Phillips spent his entire career in the Calgary organization up until signing with the Capitals in free agency this past summer. Right before Phillips made the jump to DC, Mitch Love, Phillips’ head coach with Calgary’s AHL affiliate, was just announced to be part of Spencer Carbery’s staff with the Capitals.
Phillips spoke with Monumental Sports Network’s Tarik El-Bashir about the process of leaving the Flames and how Love helped impact it.