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Phil Housley | Defenseman

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (53) / 3/9/1964
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 188
Drafted: 1982 / Rd. 1 (6) / BUF

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Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon is believed to be interested in talking to former NHL defensemen Phil Housley for the team's vacant head coaching position.
Housley is an assistant coach for Nashville, so Tallon can't speak to him yet. Florida has interviewed University of Denver coach Jim Montgomery and former Montreal coach Michel Therrien. It's believed that Washington assistant Todd Reirden is also on the Panthers' radar. May 15 - 10:34 AM

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Phil Housley was officially inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday.

Housley scored 338 goals and 1232 points in 1495 games. He spent time with the Buffalo Sabres, Winnipeg Jets, Calgary Flames, New Jersey Devils, St. Louis Blues, Washington Capitals, Chicago Blackhawks and Toronto Maple Leafs. To watch Phil Housley's Hall of Fame speech, click on the link below.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 09:21:00 PM

Phil Housley will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November.

He was announced as part of the Class of 2015 on Monday along with Nicklas Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov, Chris Pronger, Angela Ruggiero, Peter Karmanos and Bill Hay. Housley compiled 1,232 points in 1,495 games in 21 NHL seasons to place him fourth among defensemen in all-time scoring.
Mon, Jun 29, 2015 05:06:00 PM

The Newark Star-Ledger is reporting that Phil Housley is at the top of GM's Ray Shero's list to become the new coach of the New Jersey Devils.

Housley is an assistant coach with the Nashville Predators at this time. The former star defenseman had 1,232 points in 1,495 NHL games during his career. Stay tuned.
Sat, May 30, 2015 08:02:00 AM

Phil Housley has officially retired.

After 21 seasons in the NHL and no interest from the 30 teams, Housley has decided to call it a career. He finishes with 338 goals and 1,232 points in 1,495 NHL games. Housley is ranked fourth in all-time goals and fifth in assists by a defenceman, while also holding the honour as the highest scoring American born player of all-time. He played for 8 different clubs and had a solid career. We wish him all the best.
Sat, Jan 17, 2004 09:15:00 AM

Phil Housley would love the chance to play for the Wild, reports the Pioneer Press.

He is a Minnesota native, and would relish the idea of finishing his career in his home state. Housley, 39, earned $2.5 million last season, and the Wild would certainly entertain thoughts of signing him should he be willing to accept $1-1.5 million for the upcoming season.
Wed, Jul 2, 2003 01:18:00 PM

Phil Housley will likely be a free agent on July 1st, reports the Toronto Star.

He was a non-factor in the playoffs, and the Maple Leafs have little interest in bringing the 39-year-old rearguard back for next season.
Wed, Apr 23, 2003 09:23:00 PM

Phil Housley played one shift last night, and then didn't see the ice again, reports the Toronto Sun.

His poor defensive zone coverage in the first two games of this series has led to his benching.
Tue, Apr 15, 2003 12:44:00 PM

Phil Housley will return for the Leafs tonight.

Housley has missed the past 6 weeks with a broken foot. He is expected to pair up with Bryan McCabe on the Leafs' blueline. If you think Toronto will advance deep into the playoffs, Housley may be a late round pick in playoff pools.
Sat, Apr 5, 2003 03:19:00 PM

Phil Housley did not return to action last night, and may not play tomorrow as he does not want to take any chances with his right foot (broken), reports the Toronto Star.

Don't expect any contributions to your fantasy hockey team stats from Housley, until the start of the playoffs.
Fri, Apr 4, 2003 11:16:00 AM

Phil Housley will play tonight against the Wild, reports the Toronto Sun.

He has missed the last 6 weeks with a broken bone in his foot, but is now ready to make his Maple Leaf debut. Activate Housley and hope he gets some time on Toronto's power play tonight.
Thu, Apr 3, 2003 01:40:00 PM

Phil Housley practiced with the Maple Leafs for the first time yesterday, and hopes to play Saturday against the Senators, reports the Toronto Star.

Housely, who was acquired from Chicago while recovering from a broken right foot, may even play Thursday against the Wild. Get ready to activate him.
Tue, Apr 1, 2003 01:10:00 PM

Phil Housley hopes to begin skating by the end of this week, reports the Toronto Star.

Housley is recovering from a broken bone in his foot, and wants to play in the Maple Leafs' last few games of the regular season to gear up for the playoffs.
Wed, Mar 19, 2003 10:42:00 AM

The Maple Leafs acquired Phil Housley from the Blackhawks for a 4th and 9th round draft pick.

Housley will likely not be able to play until the last week of the season at the earliest, as he is still recovering from a broken foot. He will help the Leafs' powerplay in the playoffs, but is a 5 on 5 liability. At least the price was right.
Tue, Mar 11, 2003 02:59:00 PM

Phil Housley will accompany the Hawks on their road trip to Dallas so that he can begin rehabilitation exercises on his broken foot, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

Housley hopes to return to action for Chicago's last few games of the season.
Mon, Mar 3, 2003 03:06:00 PM

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