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Phil Housley

Position: D ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs. (84 kg)

Born: March 9, 1964 in St. Paul, Minnesota
Draft: Buffalo, 1st round (6th overall), 1982 NHL Entry
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 2015 (Full List)


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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Sep 2, 2015 8:25 AM

NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1982-83 18 BUF NHL 77 19 47 66 -4 39 8 11 0 2 24 23 0 183 10.4 Calder-2
1983-84 19 BUF NHL 75 31 46 77 3 33 16 13 2 6 22 24 0 234 13.2 AS-5,Byng-16,Norris-5
1984-85 20 BUF NHL 73 16 53 69 15 28 13 3 0 4 27 25 1 188 8.5 AS-18
1985-86 21 BUF NHL 79 15 47 62 -9 54 8 7 0 2 26 21 0 180 8.3
1986-87 22 BUF NHL 78 21 46 67 -2 57 12 8 1 2 30 16 0 202 10.4
1987-88 23 BUF NHL 74 29 37 66 -17 96 23 6 0 1 15 22 0 231 12.6 AS-10
1988-89 24 BUF NHL 72 26 44 70 6 47 21 5 0 3 17 26 1 178 14.6 AS-8,Byng-21,Norris-9
1989-90 25 BUF NHL 80 21 60 81 11 32 12 8 1 4 31 29 0 201 10.4 AS-5,Byng-18,Norris-5
1990-91 26 WIN NHL 78 23 53 76 -13 24 10 12 1 3 27 25 1 206 11.2 AS-8,Byng-8
1991-92 27 WIN NHL 74 23 63 86 -5 92 12 11 0 4 17 46 0 234 9.8 AS-3,AS-2,Norris-3
1992-93 28 WIN NHL 80 18 79 97 -14 52 12 6 0 2 29 50 0 249 7.2 AS-6,Norris-5
1993-94 29 STL NHL 26 7 15 22 -5 12 3 4 0 1 8 7 0 60 11.7
1994-95 30 CGY NHL 43 8 35 43 17 18 5 3 0 0 18 17 0 135 5.9 AS-6
1995-96 31 TOT NHL 81 17 51 68 -6 30 11 6 0 1 22 29 0 205 8.3 AS-16,Norris-14
1995-96 31 CGY NHL 59 16 36 52 -2 22 10 6 0 1 15 21 0 155 10.3 AS-16,Norris-14
1995-96 31 NJD NHL 22 1 15 16 -4 8 1 0 0 0 7 8 0 50 2.0 AS-16,Norris-14
1996-97 32 WSH NHL 77 11 29 40 -10 24 7 3 1 2 12 17 0 167 6.6
1997-98 33 WSH NHL 64 6 25 31 -10 24 1 4 1 0 10 15 0 116 5.2
1998-99 34 CGY NHL 79 11 43 54 14 52 7 4 0 1 23 20 0 193 5.7 1648 20:52 AS-10,Norris-10
1999-00 35 CGY NHL 78 11 44 55 -12 24 6 5 0 2 14 30 0 176 6.3 1832 23:29 AS-16
2000-01 36 CGY NHL 69 4 30 34 -15 24 4 0 0 0 15 15 0 115 3.5 1253 18:10
2001-02 37 CHI NHL 80 15 24 39 -3 34 7 8 0 6 10 14 0 218 6.9 1741 21:46 AS-20
2002-03 38 TOT NHL 58 6 23 29 6 26 4 2 0 2 14 9 0 137 4.4 1121 19:20
2002-03 38 CHI NHL 57 6 23 29 7 24 4 2 0 2 14 9 0 134 4.5 1105 19:23
2002-03 38 TOR NHL 1 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 16 16:04
8 yrs BUF NHL 608 178 380 558 3 386 113 61 4 24 192 186 2 1597 11.1
5 yrs CGY NHL 328 50 188 238 2 140 32 18 0 4 85 103 0 774 6.5 4734 20:57
3 yrs WIN NHL 232 64 195 259 -32 168 34 29 1 9 73 121 1 689 9.3
2 yrs CHI NHL 137 21 47 68 4 58 11 10 0 8 24 23 0 352 6.0 2847 20:47
2 yrs WSH NHL 141 17 54 71 -20 48 8 7 2 2 22 32 0 283 6.0
1 yr NJD NHL 22 1 15 16 -4 8 1 0 0 0 7 8 0 50 2.0
1 yr STL NHL 26 7 15 22 -5 12 3 4 0 1 8 7 0 60 11.7
1 yr TOR NHL 1 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 16 16:04
Career NHL 1495 338 894 1232 -53 822 202 129 7 48 411 480 3 3808 8.9 7596 20:52

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1982-83 18 BUF NHL 77 24 0.25 0.61 0.86 0.31 0.51 2.38 15 38 53 19 141 53 98 6 -4 4.6 3.9 8.4 Calder-2
1983-84 19 BUF NHL 75 30 0.41 0.61 1.03 0.40 0.44 3.12 24 37 61 23 143 57 87 4 3 6.1 4.6 10.6 AS-5,Byng-16,Norris-5
1984-85 20 BUF NHL 73 23 0.22 0.73 0.95 0.32 0.38 2.58 13 42 55 19 106 45 48 2 15 4.5 5.7 10.1 AS-18
1985-86 21 BUF NHL 79 21 0.19 0.59 0.78 0.27 0.68 2.28 12 37 49 17 111 53 70 3 -9 3.8 4.0 7.8
1986-87 22 BUF NHL 78 24 0.27 0.59 0.86 0.31 0.73 2.59 18 39 57 20 132 48 100 14 -2 4.9 3.6 8.6
1987-88 23 BUF NHL 74 26 0.39 0.50 0.89 0.35 1.30 3.12 24 31 55 22 137 61 103 10 -17 5.5 2.5 8.0 AS-10
1988-89 24 BUF NHL 72 26 0.36 0.61 0.97 0.36 0.65 2.47 21 36 57 21 148 65 92 15 6 5.5 3.9 9.4 AS-8,Byng-21,Norris-9
1989-90 25 BUF NHL 80 28 0.26 0.75 1.01 0.35 0.40 2.51 18 50 68 23 159 68 86 6 11 5.9 5.3 11.2 AS-5,Byng-18,Norris-5
1990-91 26 WIN NHL 78 27 0.29 0.68 0.97 0.34 0.31 2.64 21 47 68 24 134 57 103 13 -13 6.0 3.7 9.7 AS-8,Byng-8
1991-92 27 WIN NHL 74 29 0.31 0.85 1.16 0.40 1.24 3.16 20 56 76 26 138 77 81 15 -5 6.9 4.4 11.3 AS-3,AS-2,Norris-3
1992-93 28 WIN NHL 80 31 0.23 0.99 1.21 0.39 0.65 3.11 15 64 79 26 187 91 120 10 -14 6.8 2.9 9.8 AS-6,Norris-5
1993-94 29 STL NHL 26 8 0.27 0.58 0.85 0.31 0.46 2.31 6 14 20 7 45 27 30 7 -5 1.9 1.0 2.9
1994-95 30 CGY NHL 43 14 0.19 0.81 1.00 0.32 0.42 3.14 14 61 75 24 86 34 36 1 17 3.8 3.0 6.8 AS-6
1995-96 31 TOT NHL 81 24 0.21 0.63 0.84 0.29 0.37 2.53 16 48 64 22 119 54 81 10 -6 6.0 4.3 10.3 AS-16,Norris-14
1995-96 31 CGY NHL 59 19 0.27 0.61 0.88 0.32 0.37 2.63 15 34 49 17 91 43 59 9 -2 4.9 3.1 7.9 AS-16,Norris-14
1995-96 31 NJD NHL 22 5 0.05 0.68 0.73 0.21 0.36 2.27 1 14 15 4 28 11 22 1 -4 1.1 1.3 2.3 AS-16,Norris-14
1996-97 32 WSH NHL 77 14 0.14 0.38 0.52 0.18 0.31 2.17 11 30 41 14 97 44 68 5 -10 3.3 3.8 7.2
1997-98 33 WSH NHL 64 10 0.09 0.39 0.48 0.16 0.38 1.81 7 29 36 12 75 40 48 3 -10 2.4 2.8 5.2
1998-99 34 CGY NHL 79 18 0.14 0.54 0.68 0.23 0.66 2.44 13 49 62 20 113 44 58 3 14 5.1 3.8 8.9 AS-10,Norris-10
1999-00 35 CGY NHL 78 18 0.14 0.56 0.71 0.23 0.31 2.26 12 48 60 20 101 51 71 9 -12 4.7 2.8 7.6 AS-16
2000-01 36 CGY NHL 69 10 0.06 0.43 0.49 0.15 0.35 1.67 4 32 36 11 68 37 47 1 -15 2.5 1.9 4.4
2001-02 37 CHI NHL 80 14 0.19 0.30 0.49 0.18 0.43 2.73 17 27 44 17 97 42 61 3 -3 3.9 3.2 7.1 AS-20
2002-03 38 TOT NHL 58 10 0.10 0.40 0.50 0.16 0.45 2.36 7 25 32 11 66 21 39 0 6 2.6 2.8 5.4
2002-03 38 CHI NHL 57 10 0.11 0.40 0.51 0.17 0.42 2.35 7 25 32 11 65 21 37 0 7 2.6 2.8 5.5
2002-03 38 TOR NHL 1 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 3.00 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 -1 0.0 -0.1 -0.1
8 yrs BUF NHL 608 202 0.29 0.63 0.92 0.33 0.63 2.63 145 310 455 164 1077 450 684 60 3 40.8 33.4 74.2
5 yrs CGY NHL 328 78 0.15 0.57 0.73 0.24 0.43 2.36 58 224 282 93 459 209 271 23 2 21.0 14.6 35.6
3 yrs WIN NHL 232 87 0.28 0.84 1.12 0.37 0.72 2.97 56 167 223 76 459 225 304 38 -32 19.8 11.0 30.7
2 yrs CHI NHL 137 24 0.15 0.34 0.50 0.17 0.42 2.57 24 52 76 27 162 63 98 3 4 6.5 6.1 12.6
2 yrs WSH NHL 141 24 0.12 0.38 0.50 0.17 0.34 2.01 18 59 77 26 172 84 116 8 -20 5.8 6.6 12.4
1 yr NJD NHL 22 5 0.05 0.68 0.73 0.21 0.36 2.27 1 14 15 4 28 11 22 1 -4 1.1 1.3 2.3
1 yr STL NHL 26 8 0.27 0.58 0.85 0.31 0.46 2.31 6 14 20 7 45 27 30 7 -5 1.9 1.0 2.9
1 yr TOR NHL 1 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 3.00 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 -1 0.0 -0.1 -0.1
Career NHL 1495 428 0.23 0.60 0.82 0.29 0.55 2.55 308 840 1148 397 2403 1069 1527 140 -53 96.8 73.9 170.7

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1982-83 18 BUF NHL 10 3 4 7 2 2 1 0 0
1983-84 19 BUF NHL 3 0 0 0 -1 6 0 0 0 0 11 0.0
1984-85 20 BUF NHL 5 3 2 5 0 2 3 0 0 0 12 25.0
1987-88 23 BUF NHL 6 2 4 6 -5 6 1 1 0 0 20 10.0
1988-89 24 BUF NHL 5 1 3 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 10 10.0
1989-90 25 BUF NHL 6 1 4 5 0 4 0 1 0 0 16 6.3
1991-92 27 WIN NHL 7 1 4 5 -6 0 0 1 0 1 31 3.2
1992-93 28 WIN NHL 6 0 7 7 -3 2 0 0 0 0 10 0.0
1993-94 29 STL NHL 4 2 1 3 -3 4 0 2 0 0 10 20.0
1994-95 30 CGY NHL 7 0 9 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 22 0.0
1997-98 33 WSH NHL 18 0 4 4 -2 4 0 0 0 0 27 0.0
2001-02 37 CHI NHL 5 0 1 1 -1 4 0 0 0 0 13 0.0 89 17:53
2002-03 38 TOR NHL 3 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 41 13:36
Career NHL 85 13 43 56 -19 36 7 6 0 1 182 5.5 130 16:17

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1980-81 16 South St. Paul High School High-MN 18 28 26 54
1980-81 16 St. Paul Vulcans USHL 6 7 7 14 6
1981-82 17 South St. Paul High School High-MN 22 31 34 65 18
1981-82 17 United States WJC-A 7 1 0 1 6
1981-82 17 United States WEC-A 7 1 0 1 4
1984-85 20 United States Can-Cup 6 0 2 2 0
1985-86 21 United States WEC-A 10 2 6 8 4
1987-88 23 United States Can-Cup 5 0 2 2 4
1988-89 24 United States WEC-A 7 3 4 7 2
1994-95 30 Zurcher SC Swiss 10 6 8 14 34
1996-97 32 United States W-Cup 1 0 1 1 0
1999-00 35 United States WC-A 7 2 3 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 11 18.2
2000-01 36 United States WC-A 9 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0
2001-02 37 United States Olympics 6 1 4 5 5 0 0 1 0 1
2002-03 38 United States WC-A 6 1 1 2 3 4 1 0 0 0
Career 2 Seasons Can-Cup 11 0 4 4 4
Career 2 Seasons High-MN 40 59 60 119 18
Career 1 Season Olympics 6 1 4 5 5 0 0 1 0 1
Career 1 Season Swiss 10 6 8 14 34
Career 1 Season USHL 6 7 7 14 6
Career 1 Season W-Cup 1 0 1 1 0
Career 3 Seasons WC-A 22 3 5 8 5 8 3 0 0 0 11 18.2
Career 3 Seasons WEC-A 24 6 10 16 10
Career 1 Season WJC-A 7 1 0 1 6

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1980-81 16 St. Paul Vulcans USHL 10 5 5 10 0
Career 1 Season USHL 10 5 5 10 0

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 21 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Phil Housley 11.3 11.2 10.6 10.3 10.1 9.8 9.7 9.4 8.9 8.6 8.4 8.0 7.8 7.6 7.2 7.1 6.8 5.4 5.2 4.4 2.9
Chris Chelios 95.9 11.5 11.3 11.1 10.2 10.0 9.8 9.7 9.2 9.0 8.9 8.9 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.2 6.0 4.7 4.5 3.5 1.2 0.4
Larry Murphy 95.9 12.4 11.9 11.3 10.5 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.2 9.0 8.8 8.5 8.4 7.7 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.1 6.9 5.7 5.3 3.1
Larry Robinson 90.9 16.9 12.5 11.5 11.4 11.2 11.0 10.0 9.4 9.3 9.2 9.0 8.8 6.9 6.6 6.5 6.4 4.6 4.3 2.7 1.6
Sergei Zubov 90.8 12.5 12.2 11.0 11.0 10.7 10.4 9.9 9.0 8.8 8.7 8.5 8.1 6.0 5.5 4.1 0.3
Scott Niedermayer 89.6 12.0 11.7 10.8 10.1 10.0 8.7 8.6 8.4 8.3 7.9 7.7 7.2 6.9 6.5 5.8 5.1 5.0 0.2
Al MacInnis 89.4 14.1 13.6 13.3 12.1 11.1 10.5 10.5 10.1 9.6 9.4 9.2 8.9 8.7 8.6 7.7 7.1 7.0 5.3 4.9 0.8 0.1
Scott Stevens 88.5 13.2 10.3 10.0 9.2 9.2 8.6 8.6 8.3 8.1 7.9 7.9 7.7 7.5 7.5 7.5 6.9 6.7 5.9 5.8 5.8 4.2
Brian Leetch 87.6 13.3 13.2 13.1 11.4 10.5 9.4 9.4 9.0 8.8 8.7 6.9 6.5 6.4 5.5 4.3 4.2 3.8 2.0
King Clancy 87.6 9.8 9.6 9.3 9.1 7.8 7.6 7.6 7.4 7.3 5.9 5.7 5.4 5.1 3.2 2.9 0.6
Chris Pronger 87.4 14.8 11.7 11.4 10.8 10.4 10.3 9.6 9.0 8.6 8.4 7.9 7.9 5.3 4.8 4.2 2.3 1.7 0.4
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Phil Housley 11.3 11.2 10.6 10.3 10.1 9.8 9.7 9.4 8.9 8.6 8.4 8.0 7.8 7.6 7.2 7.1 6.8 5.4 5.2 4.4 2.9
Chris Chelios 96.1 11.5 11.3 11.1 10.2 10.0 9.8 9.7 9.2 9.0 8.9 8.9 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.2 6.0 4.7 4.5 4.4 3.9 3.5 3.3 1.2 0.4 0.2 -0.1
Larry Murphy 95.9 12.4 11.9 11.3 10.5 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.2 9.0 8.8 8.5 8.4 7.7 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.1 6.9 5.7 5.3 3.1
Larry Robinson 90.9 16.9 12.5 11.5 11.4 11.2 11.0 10.0 9.4 9.3 9.2 9.0 8.8 6.9 6.6 6.5 6.4 4.6 4.3 2.7 1.6
Sergei Zubov 90.8 12.5 12.2 11.0 11.0 10.7 10.4 9.9 9.0 8.8 8.7 8.5 8.1 6.0 5.5 4.1 0.3
Scott Niedermayer 89.6 12.0 11.7 10.8 10.1 10.0 8.7 8.6 8.4 8.3 7.9 7.7 7.2 6.9 6.5 5.8 5.1 5.0 0.2
Scott Stevens 88.5 13.2 10.3 10.0 9.2 9.2 8.6 8.6 8.3 8.1 7.9 7.9 7.7 7.5 7.5 7.5 6.9 6.7 5.9 5.8 5.8 4.2 3.1
Brian Leetch 87.6 13.3 13.2 13.1 11.4 10.5 9.4 9.4 9.0 8.8 8.7 6.9 6.5 6.4 5.5 4.3 4.2 3.8 2.0
King Clancy 87.6 9.8 9.6 9.3 9.1 7.8 7.6 7.6 7.4 7.3 5.9 5.7 5.4 5.1 3.2 2.9 0.6
Chris Pronger 87.4 14.8 11.7 11.4 10.8 10.4 10.3 9.6 9.0 8.6 8.4 7.9 7.9 5.3 4.8 4.2 2.3 1.7 0.4
Al MacInnis 87.1 14.1 13.6 13.3 12.3 12.1 11.1 10.5 10.5 10.1 9.6 9.4 9.2 8.9 8.7 8.6 7.7 7.1 7.0 5.3 4.9 0.8 0.2 0.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

June 16, 1990: 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.

September 24, 1993: Traded to St. Louis by Winnipeg for Nelson Emerson and Stephane Quintal, September 24, 1993.

July 4, 1994: 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.

February 26, 1996: Traded to New Jersey by Calgary with Dan Keczmer for Tommy Albelin, Cale Hulse and Jocelyn Lemieux, February 26, 1996.

July 22, 1996: Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 22, 1996.

July 21, 1998: Claimed on waivers by Calgary from Washington, July 21, 1998.

September 28, 2001: Claimed by Chicago from Calgary in Waiver Draft, September 28, 2001.

March 11, 2003: 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.

January 16, 2004: Officially announced retirement, January 16, 2004.

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