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VIDEO: Phil Housley busts out Jofa helmet during Hall of Fame speech

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Phil Housley showed Monday night that he has a Hall of Fame sense of humor.

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The former defenseman and current Nashville Predators assistant coach finished off his induction speech by thanking the Jofa helmet that earned him plenty of playful ridicule despite his distinguished career:

Yaaaa JOFA!!!!

"I know I've taken a lot of grief over the years for this helmet, but I thought I'd bring it out one more time," he said, before pulling out the headgear.

Housley ranks second among American-born players and fourth among all defensemen with 1,232 points in 1,495 career games, but he may never live down that helmet.

Here's the speech in its entirety:


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