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| 5 ft 07 in (1.7 m)|
170 lb (77 kg)
Detroit Red Wings
New York Rangers
Fort Worth Wings
|Born|| April 3 1933,|
Edmonton, Alberta, CAN
|Pro Career||1964 – 1978|
Billy Dea (born April 3, 1933, in Edmonton, Alberta) was a professional Left Wing and coach in the National Hockey League. He played with the New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Black Hawks, and Pittsburgh Penguins, scoring 67 goals and 54 assists in 397 games. In 1975 Dea became an assistant coach with the Red Wings. During the 1981–82 NHL season, he became the head coach of the Red Wings as a mid-season replacement for Wayne Maxner.
He played junior hockey with the Lethbridge Native Sons from 1949-53. After graduating he spent most of his career in the minor pros, with only brief stops with the Rangers, Black Hawks, and Red Wings.
|Detroit Red Wings Head Coaches|
|Duncan • Adams • Ivan • Skinner • Abel • Gadsby • Harkness • Barkley • J. Wilson • Garvin • Delvecchio • L. Wilson • Kromm • Lindsay • Maxner • Dea • Polano • Neale • Park • Demers • Murray • Bowman • Lewis • Babcock|
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