Charlie Huddy

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Charlie Huddy
Born (1959-06-02) June 2, 1959 (age 55)
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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Preceded by
first winner
Winner of the NHL Plus/Minus Award
1983
Succeeded by
Wayne Gretzky