Predators assistant coach Phil Housley named to Hockey Hall of Fame

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Nashville Predators assistant coach Phil Housley was named one of seven inductees selected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Housley is the highest-scoring American defenseman in league history and is second all-time of U.S-born players with 1,232 points in 1,495 games.

“I am absolutely elated to be entering the Hockey Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2015,” Housley said in a press release Monday.

“One glance at the Legends who have already been enshrined proves that this really is the ultimate honor for a hockey player.” Housley played for eight teams during his 23 seasons in the NHL and appeared in seven All-Star Games. Housley joined the Predators coaching staff in 2013.

Other players in this year’s Hall of Fame class include Sergei Fedorov, Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Angela Ruggiero. The 2015 Induction Celebration will be held on Monday, November 9 at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

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