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Craig Billington

Craig Billington  #1

Goalie
NUMBER: 1 BIRTHDATE: September 11, 1966
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: London, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 168 DRAFTED: NJD / 1984 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 2nd   (23rd overall)
Named Best Goaltender at WJC-A (1985) OHL First All-Star Team (1985) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1993) Traded to Ottawa by New Jersey with Troy Mallette and New Jersey's 4th round choice (Cosmo Dupaul) in 1993 Entry Draft for Peter Sidorkiewicz and future considerations (Mike Peluso, June 26, 1993), June 20, 1993. Traded to Boston by Ottawa for NY Islanders' 8th round choice (previously acquired, Ottawa selected Ray Schultz) in 1995 Entry Draft, April 7, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Florida, September 5, 1996. Claimed by Colorado from Florida in Waiver Draft, September 30, 1996. Traded to Washington by Colorado for future considerations, July 16, 1999. Officially announced retirement, January 7, 2003.
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He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers