Charlie Huddy

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Charlie Huddy
Born (1959-06-02) June 2, 1959 (age 56)
Oshawa, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Edmonton Oilers
Los Angeles Kings
Buffalo Sabres
St. Louis Blues
National team  Canada
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1979–1997

Charles William Huddy (born June 2, 1959) is a Canadian former NHL defenceman and current assistant coach of the Winnipeg Jets. He is also one of only seven Edmonton Oilers to be a member of all 5 of the franchise's Stanley Cup-winning teams 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990.

His greatest success came with the Oilers with whom he played from the start of his career in the 1980–81 season until the end of the 1990–91 season. He would tally 368 points in 694 regular season games, and 77 points in 138 playoff games. In 1983, Huddy won the NHL's first Plus/Minus Award, presented annually to the player who (in at least sixty games) leads the NHL in Plus/Minus statistics.[1]

After he left Edmonton, Huddy would play four seasons with the Los Angeles Kings, which included former Oilers, Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri, Marty McSorley, and Paul Coffey. He played an important role in LA's march to the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals. Huddy would later finish his career with the St. Louis Blues and Buffalo Sabres, eventually retiring after the 1996–97 campaign.

He previously held an assistant coaching position with the New York Rangers, and was the head coach of the ECHL Huntington Blizzard. Charlie was relieved of his duties for the Edmonton Oilers as an Assistant Coach with the personnel changes that took place on May 26, 2009. He was subsequently an assistant coach with the Dallas Stars, but was let go on June 24, 2011. Huddy was hired as the new assistant coach of the Winnipeg Jets on July 8, 2011.

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Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1976–77 Markham Waxers OPJHL 48 14 20 34 80
1977–78 Oshawa Generals OMJHL 59 17 18 35 81 6 2 1 3 10
1978–79 Oshawa Generals OMJHL 64 20 38 58 108 5 3 4 7 12
1979–80 Houston Apollos CHL 79 14 34 48 46 6 1 0 1 2
1980–81 Edmonton Oilers NHL 12 2 5 7 6
1980–81 Wichita Wind CHL 47 8 36 44 71 17 3 11 14 10
1981–82 Edmonton Oilers NHL 41 4 11 15 46 5 1 2 3 14
1982–83 Edmonton Oilers NHL 76 20 37 57 58 15 1 6 7 10
1983–84 Edmonton Oilers NHL 75 8 34 42 43 12 1 9 10 8
1984–85 Edmonton Oilers NHL 80 7 44 51 46 18 3 17 20 17
1985–86 Edmonton Oilers NHL 76 6 35 41 55 7 0 2 2 0
1986–87 Edmonton Oilers NHL 58 4 15 19 35 21 1 7 8 21
1987–88 Edmonton Oilers NHL 77 13 28 41 71 13 4 5 9 10
1988–89 Edmonton Oilers NHL 76 11 33 44 52 7 2 0 2 4
1989–90 Edmonton Oilers NHL 70 1 23 24 56 22 0 6 6 10
1990–91 Edmonton Oilers NHL 53 5 22 27 32 18 3 7 10 10
1991–92 Los Angeles Kings NHL 56 4 19 23 43 6 1 1 2 10
1992–93 Los Angeles Kings NHL 82 2 25 27 64 23 1 4 5 12
1993–94 Los Angeles Kings NHL 79 5 13 18 71
1994–95 Los Angeles Kings NHL 9 0 1 1 6
1994–95 Buffalo Sabres NHL 32 2 4 6 36 3 0 0 0 0
1995–96 Buffalo Sabres NHL 52 5 5 10 59
1995–96 St. Louis Blues NHL 12 0 0 0 6 13 1 0 1 8
1996–97 Buffalo Sabres NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1996–97 Rochester Americans AHL 63 6 8 14 36 4 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 1017 99 354 453 785 183 19 66 85 134

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Preceded by
first winner
Winner of the NHL Plus/Minus Award
1983
Succeeded by
Wayne Gretzky