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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 spent a long summer thinking about that playoff series and what could have been. [The Blackhawks] ended up being the Stanley Cup champions, so we know we lost to a very good team. It's tough to know how close we were, and it motivates us for this year.

— Nashville captain Shea Weber in an interview with the Predators website
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