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Billy Dea a.k.a. "William Dea"

Player Facts
  • Position
    C
  • Height
    5'7" / 171 cm
  • Weight
    170 lbs / 77 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Status
    Retired
  • Highlights
    1-time AHL Calder Cup Champion 1

Nephew: James Wisniewski
Cousin: Murray Dea

Team Staff profile of Billy Dea also available

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1949-50 Lethbridge Native Sons WCJHL 29 20 13 33 4 | Playoffs 10 4 0 4 0
1950-51 Lethbridge Native Sons WCJHL 38 25 22 47 6 | Playoffs 7 3 1 4 0
1951-52 Lethbridge Native Sons WCJHL 41 44 28 72 10 | Playoffs 4 2 3 5 0
1952-53 Lethbridge Native Sons WJHL 34 34 21 55 53 | Playoffs 14 12 9 21 12
Saskatoon Quakers WHL-Sr. 3 2 1 3 0 |
1953-54 New York Rangers NHL 14 1 1 2 2 |
Vancouver Canucks WHL-Sr. 53 21 13 34 8 | Playoffs 12 6 5 11 4
1954-55 Vancouver Canucks WHL-Sr. 59 18 13 31 13 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1 0
1955-56 Edmonton Flyers WHL-Sr. 70 29 42 71 14 | Playoffs 3 2 1 3 4
1956-57 Detroit Red Wings NHL 69 15 15 30 14 | Playoffs 5 2 0 2 2
1957-58 Detroit Red Wings NHL 29 4 4 8 6 |
Chicago Black Hawks NHL 34 5 8 13 4 |
1958-59 Buffalo Bisons AHL 70 25 45 70 19 | Playoffs 11 5 4 9 4
1959-60 Buffalo Bisons AHL 72 28 26 54 20 |
1960-61 Buffalo Bisons AHL 72 35 39 74 10 | Playoffs 4 1 2 3 0
1961-62 Buffalo Bisons AHL 70 30 22 52 17 | Playoffs 11 0 2 2 2
1962-63 Buffalo Bisons AHL 72 20 12 32 25 | Playoffs 13 2 8 10 0
1963-64 Buffalo Bisons AHL 72 25 16 41 4 |
1964-65 Buffalo Bisons AHL 72 21 19 40 15 | Playoffs 9 3 0 3 0
1965-66 Buffalo Bisons AHL 70 32 23 55 17 |
1966-67 Buffalo Bisons AHL 71 25 39 64 5 |
Chicago Black Hawks NHL 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 2
1967-68 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 73 16 12 28 6 -15 |
1968-69 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 66 10 8 18 4 -32 |
1969-70 Baltimore Clippers AHL 7 0 1 1 42 |
Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 10 3 13 6 3 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1 2
1970-71 Detroit Red Wings NHL 42 6 3 9 2 -5 |
Fort Worth Wings CHL 26 8 15 23 10 | Playoffs 4 0 4 4 0
1971-72 Tidewater Wings AHL 72 7 7 14 8 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1952-53 Lethbridge Native Sons M-Cup 11 11 4 15 6 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
1979-80 Detroit Red Wings NHL Asst. Coach
1980-81 Detroit Red Wings NHL Asst. Coach
1981-82 Detroit Red Wings NHL Asst. Coach
Detroit Red Wings NHL Head Coach
1982-83 Detroit Red Wings NHL Scout
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 720 248 249 497 0.69 182 0 | 48 11 16 27 0.56 6 0
CHL 26 8 15 23 0.88 10 0 | 4 0 4 4 1.00 0 0
M-Cup 11 11 4 15 1.36 6 0 |
NHL 397 67 54 121 0.30 44 -49 | 11 2 1 3 0.27 6 0
WCJHL 108 89 63 152 1.41 20 0 | 21 9 4 13 0.62 0 0
WHL-Sr. 185 70 69 139 0.75 35 0 | 19 8 7 15 0.79 8 0
WJHL 34 34 21 55 1.62 53 0 | 14 12 9 21 1.50 12 0
Career Highlights
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Awards by season
Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 1967, 16 #94 overall by Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL Expansion Draft

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