Charlie Huddy has been an Assistant Coach in the NHL for the past 12 seasons with the New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, and Dallas Stars. The Oshawa, ON native’s longest coaching tenure was with the Edmonton Oilers as an Assistant Coach from 2000-2009, during which time he helped the Oilers reach the Stanley Cup Finals in 2006. Huddy was a Head Coach for one season in 1997-98 when he led the ECHL’s Huntington Blizzard to a record of 34-29-7.
A member of all five of Edmonton’s Stanley Cup championship teams, Huddy made his NHL debut with the Oilers in 1980-81 and scored 368 points with 81 goals and 287 assists while accumulating 500 penalty minutes in 694 regular season games. Ranked 10th on the Oilers’ all-time scoring list, he is eighth in career assists, ninth in career games played and can also be found among the club’s post-season leaders in games played (5th), assists (5th) and points (7th), scoring 16 goals and 61 assists for 77 points with 104 penalty minutes in 138 Stanley Cup playoff games.
The 1982-83 season saw him win the Emery Edge Award for the highest plus/minus ranking in the NHL at plus-62. In his 11 seasons with the Oilers, he was a combined plus-251, including three consecutive seasons of plus-50 or better between 1982-83 and 1984-85. In 1984 Huddy was a member of the gold medal winning Team Canada at the Canada Cup tournament.