Phil Housley
Phil Housley may have played for eight NHL teams but pegging him as a journeyman is far from accurate. Housley would shatter well over 1,000 career points, an excellent number for a blueliner, but his multi-team status likely kept him out of the Hockey Hall of Fame for an extended period of time.

Should Phil Housley be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 70.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 23.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.
  • Elected In: Thursday, 01 January 2015
  • Position: Defence
  • Played For: Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, St. Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets, Calgary Flames, Washington Capitals, New Jersey Devils, Buffalo Sabres
  • Non-NHL Teams: Team U.S.A. (2002 Olympics, 1984 & 1987 Canada Cup & 1996 World Cup)
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Second Team All Star (2) (1992)
    NHL All Star (7) (1984, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 & 2000
    World Cup Gold Medal (1) (U.S.A., 1996)
    Stanley Cup Rings (None)

Should Phil Housley be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 70.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 23.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%

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+8 #1 Joel Robbins 2013-03-23 21:05
If you look at hockey sabermetrics (particularly the category of Point Share, similar to baseball's saber-stat of Win Share, which measures a player's comprehensive impact in various facets of the game) on Phil Housley, he is the most criminally underrated player is the history of the NHL. He is, get this, the 15th!!!!!! most productive player in the history of the NHL by this measure. Why so high up and no one thinks of him? Well, not only do the items stated in the article apply but the fact his superior skating and puck-moving ability contribute to him being an asset in most defensive situations though he wasn't one to level a guy a la Scott Stevens and Chris Chelios. Skating around potential forecheckers and making a crisp pass out of the zone is just as important as laying a guy out. He was pretty much Paul Coffey on a lesser team.
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