Throwback Thursday: This week in 1998, Calgary Flames claim Phil Housley off waivers

Welcome back to another edition of Throwback Thursday! 

This week in 1998 (July 21), the Calgary Flames claimed Phil Housley off waivers from the Washington Capitals.

It was his second stint in Calgary after being previous acquired in the Al MacInnis deal in 1994. That first stint, however, lasted only two seasons, but Housley scored 95 points in 102 games.

In Feb. 1996, Calgary traded him to the New Jersey Devils with Dan Deczmer for Tommy Ablein, Cale Hulse and Jocelyn Lemieux.

Back to 1998 where Housley, then 33, had just completed his second year with the Washington Capitals. Housley continued to be a strong contributor for the Flames in the late 90’s. Over 226 games then, he scored 26 goals and 143 points.

Housley left the Flames in 2001 by the waiver draft being claimed by the Chicago Blackhawks.

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