Phil Housley has played the most NHL games without ever winning the Stanley Cup. Between the 1982 and 2003 seasons he played 1,495 regular season games and 85 playoff games as a defenseman with the Buffalo Sabres, Winnipeg Jets, St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames, New Jersey Devils, Washington Capitals, Chicago Blackhawks and Toronto Maple Leafs without ever getting the chance to get his name engraved on Lord Stanley’s Cup.
The closest Housley came to being a Stanley Cup winner was with the Washington Capitals in 1998 when they made it to the Stanley Cup Finals against the Detroit Red Wings, but lost in 4 games. Housley can boast one of the greatest NHL careers of all-time, playing in 21 seasons, and being inducted into the Hockey hall of Fame in 2004. He scored more points than any other American born NHL player besides Mike Modano and appeared in 7 All Star Games, but never got his well deserved place on the list of Stanley Cup Winners.
21 Seasons. No Stanley Cup.
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Born: March 9, 1964. South St. Paul, Minnestoa