Phil Housley Biography

( 1964 - )
July 29, 2019
First published on:July 30, 2019
by Oliver

Facts of Phil Housley

Date of Birth: 1964, March 9
Age: 55 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Birth Name Phillip Francis Housley
Birth Place Saint Paul, Minnesot
Famous Name Phil Housley
Father Unknown
Mother Unknown
Net Worth $15 million
Salary $100,000
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Currently Working For Arizona Coyotes, Buffalo Sabres
Currently Married Yes!
Married to Karin Housley
Children 4

Phil Housley is a professional ice hockey assistant coach for Arizona Coyotes and head coach of Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League. Previously, he was a professional ice hockey player, who played as a defenseman. Apart from that, he was drafted by the Sabres in the first round of the 1982 NHL Entry Draft.

Phil is also quite related to politics besides being a coach and former player. He is currently married to his high school sweetheart, Karin Housley, who is a Minnesota state senator. 

Phil Housley Net Worth and Earnings in 2019

Phil Housley summons his net worth as $15 million as of 2019. Precisely, he has earned more than $25 million from his 14 seasons of playing career in the NHL. He started his career in the early '80s and played until 2003.

Year (Season) Team Salary
1993-94 St. Louis Blues $2,000,000
1994-95 Calgary Flames $2,250,000
1995-96 Calgary Flames $2,200,000
1996-97 Washington Capitals $2,500,000
1997-98 Washington Capitals $2,500,000
1998-99 Calgary Flames $2,750,000
1999-00 Calgary Flames $2,500,000
2000-01 Calgary Flames $2,500,000
2001-02 Chicago Blackhawks $2,500,000
2002-03 Chicago Blackhawks $2,500,000
Total earnings:   $24,967,122

Apart from that, it is estimated that the Housley family has properties worth between $5 million to $10 million. Besides, as per some sources, it is estimated that Phil has a salary of almost $100,000 as he is the head coach of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres.

Talking about his wife, Karin, is a second-term state legislator, a position that pays her $43,000 per year. Outside the Capitol, she also has a real estate job that earned her about $123,000 in commissions last year.

Besides that, Phil has also established a trust fund which is connected to his playing days with the Winnipeg Jets is valued at $1 million to $5 million. Many of the family’s financial holdings are annuities, mutual funds and brokerage accounts, not specific company stocks.

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Phil Housley Personal Life; Know About his Wife and Children

Phill Housley got married to his high school sweetheart, Karin Housley, in 1985 in a private ceremony in front of few close relatives and friends. His wife Karin is an American politician, businesswoman, and Republican member of the Minnesota Senate, where she represents the Forest Lake area and the St. Croix River Valley. 

The couple first started dating each other in 7th grade as they both were childhood friends and attended the same school. The couple separated due to some reason and again rekindled in the senior year of high school.

Phil Housley with his wife Karin Housley SOURCE: Instagram

Phil and his wife are proud parents of 4 children and grandparents to 2 grandchildren. Their first child Taylor is 31 while the second child, daughter named Reide is 28- both were born in Buffalo. Their third child Wilson is 27 while the youngest child Avery was born in 1997.

Their son Wilson is the  head Coach Thief River Falls Norskies Junior A Tier.

Phil is not involved much on social media but his spouse, Karin, shares her day-to-day activities with her 4,000 fans and followers. Besides, there is not much detail available about their personal life or children.

The Housley Family (Phill's children grandchildren) SOURCE: Instagram

Apart from that, Karen has been a part of a rumor when a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Minnesota, once said a chimp had better posture than then-first lady Michelle Obama.

Karen being criticized SOURCE: Twitter

One commenter on her Facebook page noted her husband. I have been a fan of your husband since he played hockey for South St. Paul High School. Now, I hear that you are referring to African Americans as, “Chimps”. And you’ve not shown any leadership by apologizing. You’re a disgrace to our state and hope that your behavior doesn’t tarnish your husband’s good name in our community.”

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Phil Housley Body Measurements

Talking about Phil's body measurements, he stands 5 feet 10 inches tall in height and has a well-maintained body that weighs about 84 kg. Further, he has a fair skin tone with a pair of blue eyes followed by brown hair.

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Phil Housley Early Life and Family

Phil Housley was born on March 9, 1964, in Saint Paul, Minnesota as Phillip Francis Housley. Besides, he has not disclosed his educational background and family background to his fans and followers.

Apart from that, Phil holds American nationality as his parents are an American citizen and he is of white ethnicity.

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Phil Housley Professional Career

Phil Housley was drafted as a defenseman by the Sabres in the first round of the 1982 NHL Entry Draft and had a long and illustrious career playing for the Sabres, Winnipeg Jets, St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames, New Jersey Devils, Washington Capitals, Chicago Blackhawks, and Toronto Maple Leafs.

As a player, Housley was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015. Besides that, he is also the second-leading scorer amongst American-born players, with 1,232 points (338–894). He held the record for most points by an American-born NHL player until Mike Modanosurpassed it on November 7, 2007

From 2004 to 2013, Housley coached high school hockey at Stillwater Area High School in Stillwater, Minnesota, helping to rebuild the program to respectability. From 2013 to 2017, Housley was an assistant coach for the Nashville Predators, working primarily with defensemen.

Later, on June 15, 2017, Housley signed with the Buffalo Sabres as their new head coach and he also leads the Sabres to a 31st-place finish in his first season. On June 26, 2019, it was announced that Housley signed a multi-year contract as an assistant coach for the Arizona Coyotes.


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