Selected by Buffalo Sabres round 1 #6 overall 1982 NHL Entry Draft.
That year, he made his NHL debut on October 6 against the Quebec Nordiques.He played for the Buffalo Sabres, Winnipeg Jets, St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames, New Jersey Devils, Washington Capitals, Chicago Blackhawks, and Toronto Maple Leafs.
Olympics: 2002 (silver medal)
Canada Cup: 1984 (fourth place), 1987 (fifth place)
World Cup of Hockey: 1996 (first place)
World Championships: 1986 (sixth place), 1989 (sixth place), 2000 (5-8 place), 2001 (fourth place), 2003 (13th place)
Housley is the second leading scorer amongst U.S.-born players, with 1,232 points (338–894).
Housley was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004 and on February 7, 2007, he was inducted into the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame.
Received these blue ink and black sharpie signed cards IP at NHL SloPitch tourney