Craig Billington begins his 15th year with the Avalanche's front office and his fourth as Assistant General Manager. He primarily works with the organization's minor league affiliates, the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League and the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL.
Billington oversees the team's rookie camp each year and is also responsible for the 2016 Rookie Showcase, a three-day rookie tournament that includes the Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks at the Ice Centre at the Promenade in Westminster, Colorado.
Prior to assuming this current role, Billington, 49, most recently held the title of Vice President of Player Development/Minor League Operations. The London, Ontario, native started as the club's goaltending consultant before being named Director of Player Development. He added the title of vice president in the summer of 2008 and was named to his current role on June 24, 2013.
The former netminder enjoyed a 15-year playing career in the NHL, compiling a 110-149-31 record in 332 appearances. He spent three years with the Avalanche from 1996-97 to 1998-99, where he still ranks fourth in franchise history in career goals-against average (2.61) and fth in save percentage (.910).
Billington was New Jersey's second choice (23rd overall) in the 1984 Entry Draft. He played two full seasons with New Jersey in 1991-92 and 1992-93 before joining the Ottawa Senators. In 1993, Billington was selected to play in the NHL All-Star Game. He also spent time with Boston and nished his career with the Washington Capitals.
Billington played in two world junior championships and backstopped Canada to the gold medal at the 1985 IIHF World Junior Championship in Finland.
Craig resides in Denver with his family.