Chad Billins(14) Grand Rapid Griffins

Undrafted, rookie defenseman Chad Billins(14) is a full-on Michigan hockey product.

He was born in Marysville, played his college game with Ferris State University and signed a one-year AHL contract with Grand Rapids Griffins.

The somewhat under-sized 5’10” 182 lbs. blue liner had a good first year campaign playing the complete 76-game regular season schedule scoring 10 goals and 27 assists with a +4 rating.

He was selected as one of three players on his team to represent at the 2013 AHL All-Star Game.

He is participating in his first pro postseason action and has a pair of assists in 5 games as the Griffins advanced to the Western Conference Semi-Finals.

It would be little surprise to see parent club Detroit Red Wings step in, complete the hometown story and sign the soon-to-be 24 year old to an entry level deal.

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