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Billy Reay

Billy Reay

Center
BIRTHDATE: August 21, 1918
HEIGHT: 5' 7" BIRTHPLACE: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
WEIGHT: 155
Shoots: Left
Byng of Vimy Trophy (QSHL Sportsmanship) (1945) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1952) Signed as a free agent by Detroit, October 2, 1939. Served as coach of Sydney (CBSHL) from November 18 through December 28, 1941. Awarded to Quebec (QSHL) by QSHL, February 23, 1942. Traded to Montreal by Detroit for Ray Getliffe and Roly Rossignol, September 11, 1945. Detroit received Fern Gauthier (October 18, 1945) as compensation after Getliffe decided to retire. Named playing-coach of Victoria (WHL), June 25, 1953.
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I'm here to develop a winning culture and a winning team. There is a bright future ahead of this team.  A lot of young, great hockey players here and on the way … a fan base that's passionate about the game of hockey.

— Dan Bylsma after being introduced as new coach of the Buffalo Sabres