Phil Housley has been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. A hockey star at South St. Paul High School and the National Hockey League, Housley has also played in the Olympics and has been in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame since 2004. He’s also previously coached the Stillwater High School hockey team, and is now an assistant coach with the Nashville Predators.
His wife, Karin, is the GOP state senator in District 39, which runs along the St. Croix River in Washington and Chisago counties. Karin, elected to the state Senate in 2012, ran for lieutenant governor in 2014 as Scott Honour’s running mate. She also has a real estate company. She’s been known to cheer for the Predators at the Capitol during the hockey season, and quickly retweeted the news of her husband’s achievement yesterday.