A seven-time member of the U.S. Men’s National Team (1982, 1986, 1989, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2003), Housley earned a silver medal with the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. He also helped Team USA capture the 1996 World Cup of Hockey title, and was a member of the 1982 U.S. National Junior Team. In May 2012, Housley was inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame.
A recipient of USA Hockey’s Bob Johnson Award in 2000 for excellence in international competition, Housley was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004 following his 21-year career in the NHL. A first-round pick (sixth overall) by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft, he spent the first eight years (1982-90) of his career there and, in 2007, was inducted into the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame. Housley finished his NHL career with 1,232 points (338-894), the most by any American defenseman. Housley recently completed his ninth season as the head coach of the Stillwater (Minn.) High School boys’ varsity ice hockey team.
A native of South St. Paul, Minn., Housley and his wife, Karin, reside in St. Mary’s Point, Minn., and have four children, Taylor, Reide, Wilson