Chris Phillips (born March 9, 1978) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has been a member of the Ottawa Senators for his entire career, which began with the 1997–98 season. He also serves as their alternate captain and is regarded as a stay-at-home defenceman. The Senators drafted him first overall in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. He was raised in Fort McMurray, Alberta.
Phillips began his junior career with the Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League in 1993. He played two seasons in the AJHL before joining the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League (WHL) prior to the 1995–96 season. He was traded to the Lethbridge Hurricanes midway through the 1996–97 season and helped the team win the WHL championship and compete for the Memorial Cup. He was selected to the Memorial Cup all-star team, as the Hurricanes lost the final game to the Hull Olympiques. He also participated in the 1995 Canada Winter Games as the captain of the Alberta team. He was drafted first overall in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators, and won the 1996–97 Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy as the top defenceman in the WHL.
In the 2004 NHL playoffs, he scored the game-winning goal to tie the series 2–2 in the conference quarter-finals, which the Toronto Maple Leafs eventually won. Phillips spent the 2004–05 lockout in Sweden, playing for Brynäs IF.