Phil Housley

Former Head Coach Buffalo Sabres, Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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Peruse the record books for the Buffalo Sabres, and you'll find the name Phil Housley atop nearly every offensive statistic for defensemen. It's a testament to the eight Hall of Fame seasons he spent in Buffalo after being selected out of South St. Paul high school with the No. 6 pick in the 1982 Draft. As the current Head Coach of the Buffalo Sabres he’s known for taking his game knowledge and translating it into results.

As an NHL coach from 2013 to 2017, Housley was an assistant coach for the Nashville Predators, working primarily with defensemen. On January 5, 2013, Housley coached Team USA to the gold medal at the 2013 IIHF World U20 Championship in Ufa, Russia. He had served as an assistant coach on Team USA's 2007 and 2011 appearances in the World Juniors.

As an NHL player, Phil Housley had a long and illustrious career playing for the Buffalo Sabres, Winnipeg Jets, St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames, New Jersey Devils, Washington Capitals, Chicago Blackhawks, and Toronto Maple Leafs. Housley was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015.

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