|James W. Huscroft
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 206 pounds
Born: 1.9.67 Creston, British Columbia
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Signed as a free agent by the Boston Bruins, 7.23.92
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Much like many of the players that were with the Utica Devils in the late 80s, Huscroft had a tough time making a
permanent stay with the big club. In his case, hindsight being 20/20, it was harder to get in when the role he normally
plays was normally occupied by Ken Daneyko.
He probably even had less skills than Dano, if that's even possible. lol
He did rack up his share of PIMs with New Jersey, but the bulk of those that he earned while Devils' property was with
Utica, going over 300 twice and 200 4 times.
With his work ethic and physical play, patience would pay off finally when late in his stint with the Bruins, he would
become a regular NHLer. He would become a journeyman ultimately after leaving Boston for Calgary, as his stay with
the Flames was short, and had similar stays with Tampa Bay, Vancouver, Phoenix, and Washington. He would retire
after 6 games in 00-01 with the Portland Pirates, the Caps' AHL affiliate at the time. It wasn't by his terms, though; he
had suffered a concussion that he wasn't able to fully recover from.
He had opened the Hockey Excellence school in the suburbs of Tacoma, Washington. He moved on to managing the
Castle Ice Arena in the Seattle area. Even now, he looks to become involved in coaching or scouting. In fact, he got
a taste of that when he was an assistant for the Spokane Chiefs for 2 seasons in the middle of the 00s.
|Entry Draft: 1985 Ninth Round Pick (171st overall) by the
New Jersey Devils
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise