4. Phil Housley
Phil Housley, another name who isn’t later on this list, but only because he didn’t spend a whole lot of time with Calgary either. Actually, funnily enough, Housley is now the head coach for the Buffalo Sabres. The team he was drafted at 6th overall for in 1982 and whom he spent the most of his NHL career with.
Housley has played 1495 career games with 338 goals and 1232 points. He’s fourth all-time in points among defencemen (right behind another former Flame, Al MacInnis). Actually, funnily enough, he was traded to Calgary from the St. Louis Blues for Al MacInnis. He is second in points in NHL history among U.S. born players – right behind Mike Modano.
He represented team USA at the Olympics in 2002 where they won silver and at the World Cup of Hockey in 1996, where they won Gold.
Housley spent close to five years with the Calgary Flames where he got 50 goals and 238 points.
While Housley never won a Stanley Cup, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015. He did come close to a Cup though, in 1998 with the Washington Capitals, but they were swept in the finals.
Flames fans know what getting swept in the playoffs is like, hey?
A weird stat, but he has played more NHL games without winning the Stanley Cup than any player in NHL history. Not exactly a record you’d want to break, but congrats to Housley for this! I mean… if fan-favourite Jarome Iginla never wins a Cup in his career, he’ll break this record…