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Thursday, 11.16.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Housley Headed To The Hall

November 16, 2006

The Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame announced today they will be inducting Phil Housley in a pre-game ceremony on February 7, 2007, prior to the game against Ottawa.

Housley retired from a 21-year NHL career as the highest scoring American-born player in league history with 1,232 points (338+894). A native of St. Paul, Minn., Housley was drafted by the Sabres as the sixth overall pick in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. He was named to the NHL All-Rookie team after recording 66 points (19+47) in his first season.

"Phil Housley gave Sabres fans many reasons to cheer in his eight years with the organization," said Bob Swados, Chairman of the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame. "He left us with many great memories, and we are thrilled to make him the newest member of the Hall of Fame."

In seven seasons with Buffalo, Housley set the Sabres record for all-time points by a defenseman (558), which ranks fifth on the franchise's all-time list. He also ranks fourth all-time in assists by a Sabre (380) and set single season records for assists (60) and points (81) by a defenseman.

"I'm very excited and honored to receive this award and become part of a special group of people, including the legendary Scotty Bowman," said Housley. "Scotty and the Sabres took a chance on a kid from a Minnesota high school, and I will never forget that. I am very humbled to join such an illustrious list of people in the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame."

After leaving Buffalo following the 1989-90 season, Housley went on to play for Winnipeg, St. Louis, Calgary, New Jersey, Washington, Chicago, and Toronto before retiring in 2003 as a six-time NHL All-Star. He was also a seven-time member of the U.S. National Team, winning a silver medal at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is a member of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

Housley is currently in his third year as head coach of the Stillwater (Minn.) High School boy's hockey team, and was recently named as an assistant coach for the U.S. National Junior Team at the World Junior Championships this December in Sweden.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82