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Phil Housley
Phil Housley
Hockey Hall of Fame, 2015
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Housley coaching the Sabres in 2017
Born (1964-03-09) March 9, 1964 (age 53)
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for Buffalo Sabres
Winnipeg Jets
St. Louis Blues
Calgary Flames
New Jersey Devils
Washington Capitals
Chicago Blackhawks
Toronto Maple Leafs
National team  United States
NHL Draft 6th overall, 1982
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1982-2003

Phillip Francis Housley (born March 9, 1964) is an American professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is the current head coach for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL). Playing as a defenseman, Housley was drafted by the Sabres in the first round of the 1982 NHL Entry Draft and had a long and illustrious career playing for the Sabres, Winnipeg Jets, St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames, New Jersey Devils, Washington Capitals, Chicago Blackhawks, and Toronto Maple Leafs. As a player, Housley was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015.

Playing career

Housley is the second leading scorer amongst American-born players, with 1,232 points (338-894). He held the record for most points by an American-born NHL player until Mike Modano surpassed it on November 7, 2007.

Housley never won the Stanley Cup, coming closest with the Capitals in 1998, where they were swept in the Stanley Cup Finals by the Detroit Red Wings. At the time of retirement Housley was the only player to play more NHL games without winning the Stanley Cup than everybody else in NHL history until the retirement of Shane Doan in 2017.

On January 21, 2000, Housley played in his 1,257th NHL game, the most ever at the time by an American, breaking the record held by Craig Ludwig. Housley went on to play in 1,495 NHL games. He held the record for games played by an American-born player for nearly seven years, until it was broken, on November 24, 2006, by Chris Chelios.

Housley was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004, and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 9, 2015.[1][2] On February 7, 2007, he was inducted into the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame, commemorated in a pre-game ceremony with former head coach Scotty Bowman on hand.

Coaching career

From 2004 to 2013, Housley coached high school hockey at Stillwater Area High School in Stillwater, Minnesota, helping to rebuild the program to respectability.[3] From 2013 to 2017, Housley was an assistant coach for the Nashville Predators, working primarily with defensemen.[4][5]

On January 5, 2013, Housley coached Team USA to the gold medal at the 2013 IIHF World U20 Championship in Ufa, Russia. He had served as an assistant coach on Team USA's 2007 and 2011 appearances in the World Juniors.[3]

On June 15, 2017, it was announced that Housley was hired by the Buffalo Sabres as their new head coach.[6]

Career playing statistics

Regular season and playoffs

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1980-81 South Saint Paul High-MN 18 28 26 54 -- -- -- -- -- --
1980-81 St. Paul Vulcans USHL 6 7 7 14 6 10 5 5 10 0
1981-82 South Saint Paul High-MN 22 31 34 65 18 -- -- -- -- --
1982-83 Buffalo Sabres NHL 77 19 47 66 39 10 3 4 7 2
1983-84 Buffalo Sabres NHL 75 31 46 77 33 3 0 0 0 6
1984-85 Buffalo Sabres NHL 73 16 53 69 28 5 3 2 5 2
1985-86 Buffalo Sabres NHL 79 15 47 62 54 -- -- -- -- --
1986-87 Buffalo Sabres NHL 78 21 46 67 57 -- -- -- -- --
1987-88 Buffalo Sabres NHL 74 29 37 66 96 6 2 4 6 6
1988-89 Buffalo Sabres NHL 72 26 44 70 47 5 1 3 4 2
1989-90 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 21 60 81 32 6 1 4 5 4
1990-91 Winnipeg Jets NHL 78 23 53 76 24 -- -- -- -- --
1991-92 Winnipeg Jets NHL 74 23 63 86 92 7 1 4 5 0
1992-93 Winnipeg Jets NHL 80 18 79 97 52 6 0 7 7 2
1993-94 St. Louis Blues NHL 26 7 15 22 12 4 2 1 3 4
1994-95 Zürcher SC NDA 10 6 8 14 34 -- -- -- -- --
1994-95 Calgary Flames NHL 43 8 35 43 18 7 0 9 9 0
1995-96 Calgary Flames NHL 59 16 36 52 22 -- -- -- -- --
1995-96 New Jersey Devils NHL 22 1 15 16 8 -- -- -- -- --
1996-97 Washington Capitals NHL 77 11 29 40 24 -- -- -- -- --
1997-98 Washington Capitals NHL 64 6 25 31 24 18 0 4 4 4
1998-99 Calgary Flames NHL 79 11 43 54 52 -- -- -- -- --
1999-2000 Calgary Flames NHL 78 11 44 55 24 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Calgary Flames NHL 69 4 30 34 24 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 15 24 39 34 5 0 1 1 4
2002-03 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 57 6 23 29 24 -- -- -- -- --
2002-03 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 1495 338 894 1232 822 85 13 43 56 36

International

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1982 United States WJC 7 1 0 1 6
1982 United States WC 7 1 0 1 4
1984 United States CC 6 0 2 2 0
1986 United States WC 10 2 6 8 4
1987 United States CC 5 0 2 2 4
1989 United States WC 7 3 4 7 2
1996 United States WCH 1 0 1 1 0
2000 United States WC 7 2 3 5 0
2001 United States WC 9 0 1 1 4
2002 United States OLY 6 1 4 5 0
2003 United States WC 6 1 1 2 4
Junior totals 7 1 0 1 6
Senior totals 64 10 24 34 22

Awards and achievements

  • Member of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame (2004)
  • NHL All-Rookie Team (1983)
  • NHL Second All-Star Team (1992)
  • Played in NHL All-Star Game (1984, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2000)
  • Second runner-up Norris Trophy (1992)
  • Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame (2015)

International play

Medal record
Representing  United States
Men's ice hockey
World Cup of Hockey
Gold medal - first place
Winter Olympics
Silver medal - second place

Transactions

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.mlive.com/redwings/index.ssf/2015/06/hall_of_fame.html
  2. ^ http://sabres.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=787201
  3. ^ a b Vogl, John (June 15, 2017). "Sabres hire Phil Housley as coach, bring back piece of history". The Buffalo News. Retrieved 2017. 
  4. ^ LaBarber, Jourdon (June 15, 2017). "Get to know Sabres coach Phil Housley". NHL.com. Retrieved 2017. 
  5. ^ Bove, Matt (June 15, 2017). "Bove: Housley - the perfect fit for the Sabres". WKBW. Retrieved 2017. 
  6. ^ "Phil Housley named head coach of Buffalo Sabres". NHL.com. June 15, 2017. Retrieved 2017. 

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