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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 - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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