As the deadline buzzer sounded the trade everyone was waiting for happened. Toronto Rock sent Garrett Billings to New England Black Wolves for Kevin Crowley.
Billings comes to the Black Wolves off a knee injury that ended his 2014 campaign early. At the time Billings was the front runner for M.V.P. The last three seasons (2012-2014), Billings has registered 94 goals and 221 assists for 315 pts (105 /per season) and was a big part of the Rock offense. He replaces Kevin Crowley who was selected #1 overall by the Philadelphia Wings. Since entering the NLL, Crowley has registered 122 goals and 148 assists since 2012.
Billings will add a 100+ point scorer to the team, along with leadership on and off the field. Billings also brings the hunger of winning, and could be the quarterback on the power play and when things start to get out of hand.
The Black Wolves now have one of the league’s top offensive threats. In 2014, Billings led the league with a 6.73 pts per game average and was third in the league with 101 overall points (32+69) in only 15 games. Last season Billings was fourth in the league with 69 assists, and 14th overall with 32 goals, and ninth among forwards with 86 loose balls, which just adds to his arsenal on offense.
If that wasn’t enough, Billings also brings with him the following accolades:
- 3 Time NLL All-Pro
- 3 Time Runner-Up for NLL MVP (2012-2014)
- 1st Player in league history to record 3 straight 100+ point seasons (2012-2014)
- 2 NLL Sportsmanship Award winner.
- 2 NLL Champion Cup Appearances (2010-2011)
- 1 Champions Cup (2011).