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Phil Housley is named to the Hockey Hall of Fame

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Although he has no connection to the current Jets franchise, Winnipeg's ties to Housley are immense.

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Former Winnipeg Jets defenceman Phil Housley has been selected to enter the Hockey Hall of Fame this November and the former Winnipeg Jet 1.0 deserves the praise. He became a Winnipeg Jets when a massive trade between the Buffalo Sabres and Winnipeg Jets happened. The Jets traded Dale Hawerchuk and first round pick for Housley, Scott Arniel, James Parker and a first round pick. The first rounders became Brad May and Keith Tkachuk respectively.

He earned two of his biggest honours when with the Jets, being named a second team all-star and receiving his lone James Norris Trophy nomination during his time here. He was also an All-Star Game participant all three years he played for the Jets.

Housley will most certainly enter the Hockey Hall of Fame as a member of the Buffalo Sabres, but his time in Winnipeg featured some highlights for his career. After he left the Jets in 1993, he bounced around the league before retiring in 2002-2003 after playing one game with the Toronto Maple Leafs.