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Billy McNeill
Billy McNeill
Right Wing
Number: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 175
Shoots: Right
Born: Jan 26, 1936
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Right winger Billy McNeill was a decent role player for parts of six seasons with the Detroit Red Wings in the 50s and 60s. He was a reliable goal-scorer in junior and a long time success story in the WHL.

The Edmonton native was a junior star with the local Oil Kings when they dominated the WCJHL during the early 50s. McNeill was recalled to the Wings following serious injuries to Alex Delvecchio and Bill Dineen. During his first pro season in 1955-56 he scored 50 points and put forth a consistent effort. The next year he played 64 games mostly on the same line as Marty Pavelich and Johnny Bucyk. He split the 1957-58 season between Detroit and the WHL's Edmonton Flyers then took part in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the only time in his career.

Through the 1963-64 season, McNeill spent more than half of his time in the NHL as a reliable checker and occasional goal scorer. The rest of his time was spent with Edmonton where he usually averaged over a point per game. In February, 1960 he was traded to the New York Rangers with Red Kelly for Eddie Shack and Bill Gadsby. McNeill made headlines when his refusal to report killed the transaction.

By the mid-60s, McNeill's NHL days were finished. He continued his career in the WHL and became one of the top attractions in the league. The tricky forward played his best hockey for the Vancouver Canucks and was named the winner of the Leader Cup as league MVP in 1965 and 1966. He was also selected to the first all-star team both of those years. He retired in 1971 after spending a year with the WHL's San Diego Gulls.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 52 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 53 9 27 3 36
T. Tatar 52 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 53 14 15 -2 29
P. Datsyuk 38 8 20 12 28
J. Abdelkader 53 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 39 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 49 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 20 10 4 .933 1.97
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89