Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/22/08 at 10:48 AM ET
from Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press,
Phil Housley, who today at the St. Paul Hotel will be among recipients of the Lester Patrick Award, is twice appreciative of USA Hockey.
“They were the first people to give me a chance,” Housley said.
That was nearly 26 years ago, in 1982, when Housley was a senior at South St. Paul High School.
“USA Hockey allowed me to play in two exhibition games with the U.S. national team in Germany, playing against Wayne Gretzky and Bobby Clarke and many of the great players in the world before I was drafted, and I made the team,” he said. “That gave me a measuring stick.”
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