|Hockey Hall of Fame, 2015|
March 9, 1964 |
St. Paul, MN, USA
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Played for||Buffalo Sabres
St. Louis Blues
New Jersey Devils
Toronto Maple Leafs
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||6th overall, 1982
|Representing United States|
|Men's ice hockey|
|World Cup of Hockey|
|1996 World Cup of Hockey|
|2002 Salt Lake City|
Phillip Francis Housley (born March 9, 1964) is an American former ice hockey player who played for the Buffalo Sabres, Winnipeg Jets, St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames, New Jersey Devils, Washington Capitals, Chicago Blackhawks, and Toronto Maple Leafs. Housley is currently an assistant coach for the Nashville Predators.
Housley is the second leading scorer amongst U.S.-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. He played more NHL games without winning the Stanley Cup than any player in NHL history.
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. 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.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||St. Louis Blues||NHL||26||7||15||22||12||4||2||1||3||4|
|1995–96||New Jersey Devils||NHL||22||1||15||16||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||1||0||0||0||0||3||0||0||0||0|
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 record for Team USA
- 1984 Canada Cup (fourth place)
- 1987 Canada Cup (fifth place)
- 1996 World Cup of Hockey (first place)
- Ice Hockey World Championships: 1982 (eight place), 1986 (sixth place), 1989 (sixth place), 2000 (fifth place), 2001 (fourth place), 2003 (13th place)
- IIHF World U20 Championship: 2013 (Head Coach - Gold Medal)
- 2013 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships (Assistant Coach- Bronze Medal)
- June 7, 1982 - Buffalo Sabres 1st round draft choice (6th overall) in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft.
- June 16, 1990 - Traded by the Buffalo Sabres, along with Scott Arniel, Jeff Parker and Buffalo's 1990 1st round choice (Keith Tkachuk), to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Dale Hawerchuk and Winnipeg's 1990 1st round draft choice (Brad May).
- September 23, 1993 - Traded by the Winnipeg Jets to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Nelson Emerson and Stéphane Quintal.
- July 4, 1994 - Traded by the St. Louis Blues, along with St. Louis' 1996 2nd round draft choice (Steve Bégin) and St. Louis' 1997 2nd round draft choice (John Tripp), to the Calgary Flames in exchange for Al MacInnis and Calgary's 1997 4th round draft choice.
- February 26, 1996 - Traded by the Calgary Flames, along with Dan Keczmer, to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for Tommy Albelin, Cale Hulse and Jocelyn Lemieux.
- July 22, 1996 - Signed as a free agent with the Washington Capitals.
- July 21, 1998 - Claimed on waivers by the Calgary Flames from the Washington Capitals
- September 28, 2001 - Claimed on waivers by the Chicago Blackhawks from the Calgary Flames
- March 11, 2003 - Traded by the Chicago Blackhawks to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Toronto's 2003 9th round draft choice (Chris Porter) and Toronto's 2004 4th round draft choice (Karel Hromas).
- List of members of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame
- List of NHL statistical leaders
- List of NHL players with 1000 games played
- List of NHL players with 1000 points
- Phil Housley's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Phil Housley's biography at Legends of Hockey
- Phil Housley's U.S. Olympic Team bio
|Buffalo Sabres first round draft pick