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Housley, McClanahan to coach USA Hockey prospects

Thursday, 09.06.2012 / 4:34 PM / News

By Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer Phil Housley and 1980 U.S. Olympics star Rob McClanahan were named the coaches for the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game.

The game, which will be played Sept. 29 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, will feature 40 of the top U.S.-born prospects available for the 2013 NHL Draft.

Housley was chosen by the Buffalo Sabres with the sixth pick of the 1982 NHL Draft and spent 21 seasons in the League with eight teams. When he retired after the 2002-03 season, he was the leading U.S.-born scorer in League history with 1,232 points.

Housley will coach the U.S. team at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship, after serving as an assistant coach for the United States at the 2007 and 2011 WJC and the 2011 World Championship. He also works as coach of the boys ice hockey team at Stillwater (Minn.) High School.

McClanahan had the winning goal for the United States in the gold medal-game against Finland and had five goals in seven games at the '80 Olympics.

A 1978 third-round pick of the Buffalo Sabres, McClanahan had 101 points in 224 games in five NHL seasons with the Sabres, Hartford Whalers and New York Rangers. He works as a businessman in Minneapolis.

Contact Adam Kimelman at akimelman@nhl.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NHLAdamK

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