Oilers Throwback - Rod Phillips calls a big fight

Published December 24, 2022 at 0:03

Retired broadcaster Rod Phillips had all Oilers fans' ears for 37 years. He was well known for being the play-by-play announcer for the World Hockey Association along with the Oilers.

Rod Phillips is also the uncle of retired Ottawa Senators defenseman Chris Phillips. One such portion of his style was his great calling of a fight.

One such fight was done on December 21st, 1984. Garth Butcher of the Vancouver Canucks decided to take on Mike Krushelnyski of the Oilers.

Butcher threw a few punches, but Krushelnyski managed to land most of them and took that bout. Aside from the fight itself, Phillips gave the listeners and viewers a great play-by-play of the fight and certainly made it exciting.

Krushelnyski spent four seasons with the Oilers from 1984 to 1988. Besides his fighting talents, Krushelnyski also was a great point-getter. He played 276 games with the Oilers, scoring 95 goals, and 131 assists for 226 points. He also had 213 penalty minutes.

The 81-year-old broadcaster did his final game on March 29th, 2011 in which he called 3542 games in his career. Well done Mr. Phillips!
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Oilers Throwback - Rod Phillips calls a big fight

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