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Willie Huber
Willie Huber
Defenseman
Number: 7
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 230
Shoots: Right
Born: Jan 15, 1958
Birthplace: Strasskirchen, Germany
Hometown: Hamilton, Ontario
Drafted: DET / 1978 NHL Amateur Draft
Round: 1st (9th overall)
Big Willie Huber began his major junior career playing for the Hamilton Fincups of the OHA in 1975-76 and was on the team's roster when it won the Memorial Cup championship that year with the likes of Dale McCourt, Ric Seiling, Al Secord, and Al Jensen leading the way. Huber missed a good portion of the following year due to an assortment of injuries and was limited to just 36 games as the club transferred to St. Catharines, Ontario for the 1976-77 season. Despite being the class of the OHA during the regular season, the Fincups were upset in the playoffs. Huber returned to full-time action in 1977-78, when he dressed for 61 games with the Fincups, who were once again playing their home games in Hamilton. He scored 12 goals and 57 points while emerging as one of the top defensemen in the OHA.

Huber was chosen in the first round, No. 9 overall, by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1978 NHL amateur draft. During his rookie season he played in 68 games, scoring seven goals and 31 points. He played in Detroit for five seasons in total, surpassing the 40-point plateau during the last four years. However, a nasty dispute arose between Huber and Wings general manager Jimmy Devellano during the offseason, which resulted in Huber calling the GM "a liar." Huber was sent to the New York Rangers, but Huber said the move came as a complete shock to him, believing that he was going to get a new contract with Detroit.

Huber's career continued in New York for the next four-and-a-half years before being traded to the Vancouver Canucks for 35 games in 1987-88. With the season winding down, he was traded again, to the Philadelphia Flyers, where he appeared in ten games, scoring four goals and 13 points.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Tatar 5 0 3 1 3
M. Green 5 1 1 -1 2
A. Athanasiou 5 1 0 1 1
G. Nyquist 5 1 0 2 1
H. Zetterberg 5 1 0 3 1
J. Abdelkader 5 1 0 -3 1
B. Richards 5 1 0 -4 1
D. Helm 5 1 0 -1 1
D. Larkin 5 1 0 -2 1
N. Kronwall 5 0 1 3 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 1 2 0 .945 1.36
J. Howard 0 2 0 .891 3.59