Chad Billins (D)
2011-12: Served as a co-captain for Ferris Stateâ€™s run to the 2012 NCAA Frozen Four, where it was defeated in the championship game by Boston Collegeâ€¦Won the CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year award and was named to the All-CCHA First Teamâ€¦Finalist for the Loweâ€™s Senior CLASS award and earned a spot on the Senior CLASS All-America Team for academic success and honoring his four-year commitment to the universityâ€¦Nominated for CCHAâ€™s RBC Player of the Year and Best Offensive Defenseman awardsâ€¦Named to the NCAA Midwest Region All-Tournament Team prior to the Frozen Fourâ€¦Finished fourth on the Bulldogs and led all defensemen with 29 points (7-22â€”29) in 43 gamesâ€¦Tied for second on the team with five power play goals and ranked first with 15 power play points (5-10â€”15)â€¦Enjoyed a career-high 12-game point streak, tallying 16 points (6-10â€”16) from 1/20/12-2/24/12â€¦Ranked second among CCHA defensemen with 25 points (7-18â€”25) in 31 conference gamesâ€¦Signed a late-season tryout with Grand Rapids but did not appear in game action.
2010-11: Logged 39 games for Ferris State as a junior, finishing second among defensemen and tying for fifth on the team overall with 16 points (5-11â€”16)â€¦Selected as CCHA Defenseman of the Week on two occasions, 10/11/10 and 11/29/10â€¦Named the Bulldogsâ€™ CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Yearâ€¦Tied for the team lead with three game-winning goals and for third with three power play goals.
2009-10: Matched his freshman season totals with 11 points (3-8â€”11) in 40 games as a sophomoreâ€¦Helped Ferris State to a third-place conference finish after placing ninth in the 12-team CCHA the year beforeâ€¦Ranked third on the team with 54 blocked shotsâ€¦Scored two shootout-clinching goals, including an 11th round winner, 11/14/09 at Miami.
2008-09: Led all Ferris State freshman with 11 points (2-9â€”11) in 27 games and tied for third among defensemanâ€¦Notched a season-high three points (0-3â€”3), 1/10/09 at Western Michiganâ€¦Nine of his 11 points came on the power play, placing him third on the Bulldogs in power play points (1-8â€”9).
2007-08: Spent the season with the USHLâ€™s Waterloo Black Hawks and finished fourth among league blueliners with 36 points (10-26â€”36) in 60 gamesâ€¦Ranked among USHL defensive leaders with 10 goals (T5th), 26 assists (T4th), eight power play goals (3rd), 17 power play assists (T2nd) and 124 shots (T7th)â€¦Tied for fifth on Waterloo with a plus-four ratingâ€¦Produced nine multi-point gamesâ€¦Led his team with five goals in 11 postseason games.
2006-07: Skated in 61 contests for the NAHLâ€™s IceDiggers in Alpena, Mich., registering 25 points (7-18â€”25)â€¦Ranked fifth on the team with 98 penalty minutesâ€¦Placed second among the teamâ€™s defenseman with 16 power play points (4-12â€”16).