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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.
Quote of the Day

I'm very excited about what happened today. We've worked on this deal with Toronto for a month, or over a month. It got a little bit of legs on draft day, but it really heated up last night, and we were able to complete the deal today.

— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on Phil Kessel, who he acquired from the Maple Leafs in a trade on Wednesday