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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

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres