Sabres hire Hall of Fame de­fense­man Hous­ley as coach

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

BUF­FALO, N.Y. | Hall of Fame de­fense­man Phil Hous­ley is re­turn­ing to Buf­falo after be­ing hired by the Sabres to be their next head coach.

Hous­ley was hired on Thurs­day and takes over for Dan Bylsma, who was fired along with gen­eral man­ager Tim Mur­ray in April.

It’s a home­com­ing for Hous­ley, who was se­lected by Buf­falo in the first round of the 1982 draft and spent his first eight sea­sons play­ing for the Sabres.

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