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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

WHL First All-Star Team (1965, 1966) Leader Cup (MVP WHL) (1965, 1966) Traded to NY Rangers by Detroit with Red Kelly for Eddie Shack and Bill Gadsby, February 5, 1960. Kelly and McNeill refused to report and transaction was cancelled, February 7, 1960. Suspended by Detroit for remainder of 1959-60 season for failing to report to NY Rangers, February 7, 1960. Claimed by NY Rangers from Detroit in Intra-League Draft, June 7, 1960. Retired from hockey in order to pursue business interests in Edmonton, Summer, 1960. Rights traded to Detroit (Edmonton-WHL) by NY Rangers for cash, January, 1961. Traded to Vancouver (WHL) by Detroit for Barrie Ross and future considerations, January, 1964. Traded to Salt Lake (WHL) by Vancouver (WHL) for Germain Gagnon and cash, August 19, 1969. Missed majority of 1969-70 due to ankle injury vs. Phoenix (WHL), November 11, 1969.


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