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Craig Billington
Born: September 11, 1966
Discipline: Hockey
Years Active: 1985-2003
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  • Born in London, September 11, 1966
  • National Hockey League goalie for 15 years
  • Attended Northridge Elementary School and A. B. Lucas Secondary School
  • Product of Stoneybrook Minor Hockey Association
  • Played one season (23 games) in goal for London Chester Pegg Diamonds of the Western Junior B League with a goals against average of 3.41
  • Drafted in fourth round (51st overall) of Ontario Hockey League draft in 1983 by the Belleville Bulls
  • Member of World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal team in 1985 (Helsinki) and silver medal winning team in 1986 (Hamilton)
  • Named best goaltender at the 1985 world junior championships
  • OHL scholastic player of the year in 1984-85
  • Most valuable player in 1984-85 OHL All-Star game
  • Drafted in 1984 second round by New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League
  • Played on the NHL All-Star team in 1993
  • Traded to Ottawa Senators the following season where he played 63 games
  • Traded to the Boston Bruins in 1995, the Colorado Avalanche in 1996 and the Washington Capitals in 1999
  • Won a silver medal with Team Canada at the 1991 World Hockey Championships
  • Finished his NHL career with 332 games played and a goals-against-average of 3.55
  • Following his retirement after the 2002-03 season joined the Avalanche’s front office staff, where he is currently the team’s assistant general manager responsible for player development and minor league operations