Kent Huskins

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Kent Huskins
Kent Huskins.jpg
Huskins pictured during his time with the San Jose Sharks
Born (1979-05-04) May 4, 1979 (age 35)
Almonte, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 217 lb (98 kg; 15 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
AHL team
Former teams
Utica Comets
Anaheim Ducks
San Jose Sharks
St. Louis Blues
Detroit Red Wings
Philadelphia Flyers
NHL Draft 156th overall, 1998
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2001–present

Kent Huskins (born May 4, 1979) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League (AHL). He previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings, and Philadelphia Flyers.

Playing career[edit]

Before making his NHL debut with the Ducks in 2006, Huskins played five seasons in the American Hockey League (AHL). He was drafted 156th overall in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks, and played for the Norfolk Admirals, the San Antonio Rampage, and the Manitoba Moose of the AHL before joining the Ducks' AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates, in 2005. He had played four seasons at Clarkson University, and in his senior year, was an NCAA East First Team All-American and a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.

Huskins made his NHL debut on December 23, 2006 when the Ducks played the Phoenix Coyotes. Kent was recalled from Portland to fill a gap in the Anaheim defensive corps caused by an injury to Sean O'Donnell, and then later to Chris Pronger. He was sent back down a month later, but called up for good when the Ducks dealt Shane O'Brien at the trade deadline. He won the Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007.

On October 15, 2007, Huskins scored his first career goal in a game versus the Detroit Red Wings.

Huskins was traded to the San Jose Sharks on March 4, 2009 along with Travis Moen for Nick Bonino, Timo Pielmeier and a 4th round draft pick in 2011.[1]

In the offseason, Huskins was signed to the most lucrative contract he had ever had, signing a two-year deal that would pay him US$1.5 million the first year and US$1.9 million the second year.

On July 2, 2011 he was signed as a free agent to a one-year deal with the St. Louis Blues for $1 million.[2] In a largely ineffective 2011–12 season with the Blues hampered by injury, Huskins appeared in only 25 games, scoring 7 points.

After a resolution to the 2012–13 NHL lockout was reached, Huskins signed as a free agent to a try-out contract with his first professional team the Norfolk Admirals on January 17, 2013.[3] Less than a week later, he was signed as a free agent to a one-year deal by the Detroit Red Wings.[4] Used sparingly by the Red Wings as a reserve defenseman, Huskins went scoreless with 4 penalty minutes in 11 games. With the signing of defenseman Danny DeKeyser the Red Wings were over the league roster limit at the trade deadline and were obligated to reduce the roster. Huskins was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for a conditional 7th-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft on March 30, 2013.[5] In eight games with the Flyers, he recorded one assist before suffering a season-ending concussion.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Kanata Valley Lasers CJAHL 49 6 21 27 18
1996–97 Kanata Valley Lasers CJAHL 53 11 36 47 89
1997–98 Clarkson University ECAC 35 2 8 10 46
1998–99 Clarkson University ECAC 37 5 11 16 28
1999–00 Clarkson University ECAC 28 2 16 18 30
2000–01 Clarkson University ECAC 35 6 28 34 22
2001–02 Norfolk Admirals AHL 65 4 11 15 44 4 0 1 1 0
2002–03 Norfolk Admirals AHL 80 5 22 27 48 9 2 2 4 4
2003–04 San Antonio Rampage AHL 79 5 14 19 42
2004–05 Manitoba Moose AHL 65 5 11 16 41 14 0 2 2 12
2005–06 Portland Pirates AHL 80 8 23 31 64 18 3 6 8 14
2006–07 Portland Pirates AHL 39 3 12 15 23
2006–07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 33 0 3 3 14 21 0 1 1 11
2007–08 Anaheim Ducks NHL 76 4 15 19 59 6 0 1 1 2
2008–09 Anaheim Ducks NHL 33 2 4 6 27
2009–10 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 3 19 22 47 15 0 0 0 6
2010–11 San Jose Sharks NHL 50 2 8 10 12 5 0 1 1 2
2011–12 St. Louis Blues NHL 25 2 5 7 10 1 0 0 0 2
2012–13 Norfolk Admirals AHL 2 0 1 1 2
2012–13 Detroit Red Wings NHL 11 0 0 0 4
2012–13 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 8 0 1 1 0
2013–14 Utica Comets AHL 65 3 7 10 31
NHL totals 318 13 55 68 173 48 0 3 3 23

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1999–00
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 2000–01
AHCA East First-Team All-American 2000–01
Stanley Cup champion (Anaheim) 2007

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sharks, Ducks pull off 4-player deal". nhl.com. 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  2. ^ "Blues sign defenseman Kent Huskins". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 2011-07-02. Retrieved 2011-07-02. 
  3. ^ "Stanley Cup winner returns to Norfolk". Norfolk Admirals. 2013-01-17. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  4. ^ "Banged up Red Wings sign defenseman Kent Huskins". USAToday. 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  5. ^ "Flyers acquire D Huskins from Red Wings for pick". The Sports Network. 2013-03-30. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Justin Harney
ECAC Hockey Best Defensive Defenseman
2000–01
Succeeded by
Brian McMeekin