Jamie Huscroft

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Jamie Huscroft
Born (1967-01-09) January 9, 1967 (age 50)
Creston, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for New Jersey Devils
Boston Bruins
Calgary Flames
Tampa Bay Lightning
Vancouver Canucks
Phoenix Coyotes
Washington Capitals
NHL Draft 171st overall, 1985
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 1987–2001

James W. Huscroft (born January 9, 1967 in Creston, British Columbia) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman who spent parts of ten seasons in the National Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

A bruising defensive defender, Huscroft accumulated almost 3,000 penalty minutes in his pro hockey career, including over 1,000 in the NHL. While slow afoot and not blessed with tremendous natural gifts, Huscroft succeeded in pro hockey where more talented players had failed due to his tremendous grit, work ethic, and perseverance. Though he was never more than a sixth or seventh defender in the NHL, he was a consummate warrior and leader, and well respected by teammates and rivals alike.

Huscroft was originally drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the 1985 NHL Draft, and turned pro in 1987. He spent five years with New Jersey's top AHL affiliate in Utica, and also managed to appear in 65 NHL games for the Devils before moving to the Boston Bruins organization in 1992. He managed to crack Boston's NHL roster for good midway through the 1993–94 season, and stuck in the NHL for the next six seasons, also suiting up for the Calgary Flames, Tampa Bay Lightning, Vancouver Canucks, Phoenix Coyotes, and Washington Capitals. He finished his career in 2001 with 5 goals and 37 points in 352 career NHL games, along with 1,065 penalty minutes.

Huscroft was an assistant coach with the Spokane Chiefs in the Western Hockey League,[1] and currently works with HES, Hockey Educational Systems in Renton, Washington instructing amateur ice hockey players of all levels and is the director of facilities for Sno-King Ice Arenas (Renton, WA and Kirkland, WA).

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1983–84 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 18 0 5 5 15
1983–84 Seattle Breakers WHL 45 0 7 7 62 5 0 0 0 15
1984–85 Seattle Breakers WHL 69 3 13 16 273
1985–86 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 66 6 20 26 394 5 0 1 1 18
1986–87 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 21 1 18 19 99
1986–87 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 14 3 3 6 71 20 0 3 3 125
1987–88 Utica Devils AHL 71 5 7 12 316
1987–88 Flint Spirits IHL 3 1 0 1 2 16 0 1 1 110
1988–89 Utica Devils AHL 41 2 10 12 215 5 0 0 0 40
1988–89 New Jersey Devils NHL 15 0 2 2 51
1989–90 Utica Devils AHL 22 3 6 9 122
1989–90 New Jersey Devils NHL 42 2 3 5 149 5 0 0 0 16
1990–91 Utica Devils AHL 59 3 15 18 339
1990–91 New Jersey Devils NHL 8 0 1 1 27 3 0 0 0 6
1991–92 Utica Devils AHL 50 4 7 11 224
1992–93 Providence Bruins AHL 69 2 15 17 257 2 0 1 1 6
1993–94 Providence Bruins AHL 32 1 10 11 157
1993–94 Boston Bruins NHL 36 0 1 1 144 4 0 0 0 9
1994–95 Fresno Falcons SuHL 3 1 1 2 24
1994–95 Boston Bruins NHL 34 0 6 6 103 5 0 0 0 11
1995–96 Calgary Flames NHL 70 3 9 12 162 4 0 1 1 4
1996–97 Calgary Flames NHL 39 0 4 4 117
1996–97 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 13 0 1 1 34
1997–98 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 44 0 3 3 122
1997–98 Vancouver Canucks NHL 7 0 1 1 55
1998–99 Vancouver Canucks NHL 26 0 1 1 63
1998–99 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 11 0 1 1 27
1999–00 Portland Pirates AHL 56 0 12 12 154 4 0 0 0 14
1999–00 Washington Capitals NHL 7 0 0 0 11
2000–01 Portland Pirates AHL 6 0 1 1 12
NHL totals 352 5 33 38 1065 21 0 1 1 46

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former WHL player Huscroft names Chiefs". WHL.ca. Archived from the original on 27 May 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 

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