|6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
200 lb (91 kg)
|Teams||New Jersey Devils|
Tampa Bay Lightning
|Born||January 9, 1967,|
Creston, BC, CAN
|NHL Draft||171st overall, 1985|
New Jersey Devils
|Pro Career||1987 – 2001|
A bruising defensive defender, Huscroft accumulated almost 3000 penalty minutes in his pro hockey career, including over 1000 in the NHL. While slow afoot and not blessed with tremendous natural gifts, Huscroft succeeded in pro hockey where more talented players have failed due to his tremendous grit, work ethic, and perseverance. Though he was never more than a 6th or 7th defender in the NHL, he was the consummate warrior and leader, and well respected by teammates and rivals alike.
Huscroft was originally drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the 1985 NHL Draft, and turned pro in 1987. He spent 5 years with New Jersey's top AHL affiliate in Utica, and also managed to appear 65 NHL games for the Devils before moving to the Boston Bruins organization in 1992. He managed to crack Boston's NHL roster for good midway through the 1993–94 season, and stuck in the NHL for the next 6 seasons, also suiting up for the Calgary Flames, Tampa Bay Lightning, Vancouver Canucks, Phoenix Coyotes, and Washington Capitals. He finished his career in 2001 with 5 goals and 37 points in 352 career NHL games, along with 1065 penalty minutes.
He currently works with HES, Hockey Educational Systems in Renton, WA instructing amateur ice hockey players of all levels.
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