Meet Chad Billins, Olympic hockey player from Michigan
Billins played at Ferris State
Chad Billins is an American professional ice hockey defenseman under contract with Linköpings HC of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).
He will be competing for Team USA for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Event: Defender for Men's Hockey Team
Hometown: Marysville, Mich.
Olympics: PyeongChang 2018
Billins played two seasons of junior hockey, he then moved to college ranks and joined the Ferris State Bulldogs, where he played for four seasons and co-captioned the Bulldogs to play for the first time in the Frozen Four in school history.
Billins went on to play professionally with Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL), and was a part of the winning team for the Calder cup championship team.
Chad Billins of Linkoping HC skates against Djurgarden Hockey at Hovet Arena on February 18, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
The state of Michigan will be represented by 14 athletes including:
- Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani -- Event: Ice Dance
- Madison Chock and Evan Bates -- Event: Ice Dance
- Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue -- Event: Ice Dance
- Jessica Kooreman -- Event: Short Track Speed Skating -- 1,000m race and 1,500 meter race
- Megan Keller -- Event: Defender for Women's Ice Hockey
- James Wisniewski -- Event: Defender for Men's Hockey
- Chad Billins -- Event: Defender for Men's Hockey Team
- Jim Slater -- Event: Forward for Men's Hockey Team
- Kyle Mack -- Event: Snowboarding Slopestyle and Big Air
- Ryan Pivirotto -- Event: Short Track Speed Skating
- Nick Baumgartner -- Event: Snowboardcross
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