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Phil Housley On Getting The Call From The Hockey Hall Of Fame

from Rachel Blount of the Star Tribune,

Housley said on a Monday teleconference that he was in Arizona when he got the news, visiting his son, Wilson, who attends Arizona State.

An assistant coach with the Nashville Predators, Housley had just returned from last weekend’s NHL draft in Florida.

“We were just about to sit down for lunch, and the Hockey Hall of Fame called,” said Housley, whose 1,232 points were the most by an American-born NHL player until ex-North Star Mike Modano passed him in 2007. “I knew it was the call to be elected.

“I’ve been patiently waiting, and there have been so many great players before me that have been inducted. To finally get that call, it’s still surreal, the shock. It’s a lot of emotions that I can’t describe, but it’s something I’m very, very excited about.”...

Housley’s wife, Karin, said the family had no idea that Phil would get the call this year.

“To be honest, we are still shocked,” she added. “He’s on cloud nine, overwhelmed with phone calls and texts of [congratulations].”

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alwaysaurie's avatar

Well deserved honor.

He went straight from playing for his H.S. team to playing in the NHL & nearly won the Calder.

Posted by alwaysaurie on 06/30/15 at 10:09 AM ET

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