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Housley joining Predators' staff

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This article was published 21/5/2013 (1554 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Predators have hired Phil Housley as an assistant coach to fill the spot left by the firing of associate coach Peter Horachek after nine seasons with the franchise.

General manager David Poile announced the move Tuesday just hours after the Predators confirmed Horachek's firing in a statement posted on the franchise's website. Housley played 21 NHL seasons with eight different teams, including the Winnipeg Jets 1.0, and he just coached the United States to a gold medal at the World Junior Championships.

"Phil brings a unique skill set to our coaching staff," Poile said in a statement. "He was one of the most talented offensive defencemen to play in the NHL, and he has worked extensively with young players during his coaching career. He will continue to focus his efforts on our young defencemen and assisting on the power play."

Housley, 49, ranks fourth all-time among defencemen with 1,232 points.

"...a defenceman who was offensively gifted and excelled on the power play is something we have never had on our coaching staff," coach Barry Trotz said.

-- The Associated Press

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