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Craig Billington
Assistant General Manager


Craig Billington begins his 14th year with the Avalanche’s front office and his third as Assistant General Manager.  He primarily works with Colorado’s minor league affiliates, including the franchise’s new American Hockey League affiliate in San Antonio.

Prior to assuming this current role, Billington, 48, most recently held the title of Vice President of Player Development/Minor League Operations. The London, Ontario native started as the club’s goaltending consultant before being named Director of Player Development. He added the title of vice president in the summer of 2008 and was named to his current role on June 24, 2013.

The former netminder enjoyed a 15-year playing career in the NHL, compiling a 110-149-31 record in 332 appearances. He spent three years with the Avalanche from 1996-97 to 1998-99, where he still ranks fourth in franchise history in career goals-against average (2.61) and fifth in save percentage (.910).
 
Billington was New Jersey’s second choice (23rd overall) in the 1984 Entry Draft. He played two full seasons with New Jersey in 1991-92 and 1992-93 before joining the Ottawa Senators. In 1993, Billington was selected to play in the NHL All-Star Game. He also spent time with Boston and finished his career with the Washington Capitals.

Billington played in two world junior championships and backstopped Canada to the gold medal at the 1985 IIHF World Junior Championship in Finland.

Craig resides in Denver with his family.