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Phil Housley

Phil Housley  #96

Defenseman
NUMBER: 96 BIRTHDATE: March 9, 1964
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: St. Paul, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 185 DRAFTED: BUF / 1982 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (6th overall)
AwardsSeasons
Lester Patrick Trophy 2007-2008
NHL All-Rookie Team (1983) NHL Second All-Star Team (1992) Lester Patrick Trophy (2008) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1984, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2000) Traded to Winnipeg by Buffalo with Scott Arniel, Jeff Parker and Buffalo's 1st round choice (Keith Tkachuk) in 1990 Entry Draft for Dale Hawerchuk and Winnipeg's 1st round choice (Brad May) in 1990 Entry Draft, June 16, 1990. Traded to St. Louis by Winnipeg for Nelson Emerson and Stephane Quintal, September 24, 1993. Traded to Calgary by St. Louis with St. Louis' 2nd round choices in 1996 (Steve Begin) and 1997 (John Tripp) Entry Drafts for Al MacInnis and Calgary's 4th round choice (Didier Tremblay) in 1997 Entry Draft, July 4, 1994. Traded to New Jersey by Calgary with Dan Keczmer for Tommy Albelin, Cale Hulse and Jocelyn Lemieux, February 26, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 22, 1996. Claimed on waivers by Calgary from Washington, July 21, 1998. Claimed by Chicago from Calgary in Waiver Draft, September 28, 2001. Traded to Toronto by Chicago for Toronto's 9th round choice (Chris Porter) in 2003 Entry Draft and Toronto's 4th round choice (Karel Hromas) in 2004 Entry Draft, March 11, 2003. Officially announced retirement, January 16, 2004.
Quote of the Day

[He's] real confident with the puck now, getting it off his stick quick and no second-guessing. We need that. He's such a good guy in the room. He works so hard. That's the big thing. For not a big man, he just fights for every puck and when he scores, the guys appreciate that even more.

— Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice on Mathieu Perreault, who scored two goals in win against Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday