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Billy Dea
Billy Dea
Left Wing
Number: 7
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 175
Shoots: Left
Born: Apr 3, 1933
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by NY Rangers with Aggie Kukulowicz and cash for Dave Creighton and Bronco Horvath on August 18, 1955.
Billy Dea had a 20-year professional hockey career that all began back in 1952 with the Saskatoon Quakers of the WHL, where he dressed for three games.

The 1953-54 schedule marked Dea's first full pro season, where he appeared in 53 games for the Vancouver Canucks of the WHL. He scored 21 goals and had 13 assists for 34 points. He was called up for 14 games with the NHL's New York Rangers where he had a goal and an assist. He would spend two more years in the minors, one in Vancouver and one with the Edmonton Flyers.

It was 1956-57 when Dea became a regular in the lineup, playing for the Detroit Red Wings in 69 regular season games. He had 15 goals and 15 assists. After another half season in Detroit, Dea was sent to the Chicago Blackhawks where he finished the last 34 games of the 1957-58 season. He had nine goals and 12 assists between the two teams that year.

The next nine years of Dea's hockey career were played exclusively in the American Hockey League. He managed at least 25 goals in seven of those nine seasons and three times surpassed 30 goals.

It was not until expansion in 1967 that Dea got another chance to play in the big league. He was chosen by the Pittsburgh Penguins and played in 73 games with the expansion club that year, posting 16 goals and 12 assists for 28 points. He played one more season in Pittsburgh before moving on to the Detroit Red Wings for the 1969-70 campaign. In 70 games he collected ten goals and three assists while being relegated to minimal ice time.

The 1971-72 season was Dea's last in the NHL. At the age of 39, he appeared in 42 games, scoring six goals and three assists. The balance of the season was played in Tidewater, where he had seven goals and seven assists in 70 games.

Dea was a one-time coach of the Detroit Red Wings and now serves as amateur scout for the Florida Panthers.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Tatar 5 0 3 1 3
M. Green 5 1 1 -1 2
A. Athanasiou 5 1 0 1 1
G. Nyquist 5 1 0 2 1
H. Zetterberg 5 1 0 3 1
J. Abdelkader 5 1 0 -3 1
B. Richards 5 1 0 -4 1
D. Helm 5 1 0 -1 1
D. Larkin 5 1 0 -2 1
N. Kronwall 5 0 1 3 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 1 2 0 .945 1.36
J. Howard 0 2 0 .891 3.59