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#23 Chad Billins
Pos: Defense
D.O.B.: 5/26/89
From: Marysville, MI
Height: 5'10
Weight: 175
Shoots: Left
Drafted: Undrafted
Acquired: Signed ATO with Grand Rapids 4/12/12
Plus: Good at moving the puck up ice... Exceptional playmaker sees the ice well... mobile skater... At home on the powerplay... Solid in his own end...
Minus: Undersized for a pro blueliner...
Organizational Comments: Jim Nill - Wings Assistant General Manager
What GRC says: 2012-13: The rookie rearguard continued his dream season in the second half, scoring 9 goals and 18 points and continuing to improve his defense. He followed that up by leading the team's defensemen in scoring in the postseason with 14 points. While he had trouble at times with some of the bigger forwards, and has some work to do defensively, he was an impressive rookie. The Marysville native departed the organization after signed with the Calgary Flames.
Spring 2012: Billins had a banner season as a senior at Ferris State to cap off his college career, being named an All-American as well as CCHA scholar athlete of the year. It remains to be seen whether he can translate his offensive game to the pro level or has the size to compete in the AHL, but he should get a good opportunity to try this season.
Role: Offensive Defenseman
Projection: AHL Depth Defender


4/12/12 Signed ATO with Grand Rapids (AHL)
7/12/12 Signed 1-yr contract with Grand Rapids (AHL)