Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Billy Tibbetts
Billy Tibbetts was born October 14, 1974 in Boston, MA and was a standout player with the Boston Jr. Bruins in 1992-93 registering 60 goals and 80 assists for 140 points in 73 games before moving on to the CHL the following year.

In 1993-94, Tibbetts spent some time in the USHL with the Sioux City Musketeers before splitting the remainder of the year with the OHL's London Knights and the WHL's Tri-City Americans. Tibbetts made his pro debut in 1994-95 with the ECHL's Birmingham Bulls, howeveer he played only two games with the team before joining the ECHL's Johnston Chiefs the following year. In his first full pro season, Tibbetts registered 68 points (37G - 31A) good enough for third on the team while accumulating 300 penalty minutes.

After a four year absence from the game (1996-2000), Tibbetts re-entered professional hockey in 2000-01 as a member of the AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranto Penguins. The scrappy Tibbetts registered 38 points in 38 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton while suiting up for 29 games with the team's parent club in Pittsburgh. The Boston, MA native spent parts of three seasons in the Penguins organization before he was acquired by the Philadelphia Flyers in the early stages of the 2001-02 season. Tibbetts was released after only nine games with the Flyers before joining the New York Rangers organization for the 2002-03 season where he saw most of his action with the team's AHL affiliate in Hartford.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1992-93 Junior Bruins NEJHL 73 60 80 140 150
1993-94 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 7 1 4 5 27
1993-94 London Knights OHL 14 6 6 12 49
1993-94 Tri-City Americans WHL 9 0 2 2 39
1994-95 Antigonish Bulldogs MJrHL 30 13 12 25
1994-95 Birmingham Bulls ECHL 2 0 1 1 18
1995-96 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 58 37 31 68 300
1996/00
2000-01 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 29 1 2 3 79 -2
2000-01 Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pens AHL 38 14 24 38 185 12 4 6 10 55
2001-02 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 33 1 5 6 109 -13
2001-02 Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pens AHL 24 13 17 30 193 -1
2001-02 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 9 0 1 1 69 -3
2002-03 New York Rangers NHL 11 0 0 0 12 -2
2002-03 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 35 7 10 17 172 -17
2003-04 San Diego Gulls ECHL 40 18 35 53 266 +15
2003-04 Springfield Falcons AHL 6 0 2 2 25 -1
2003-04 Houston Aeros AHL 8 0 8 8 22 +4 1 0 0 0 0
2004-05 San Diego Gulls ECHL 7 4 5 9 56 +7
2004-05 Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL 13 1 4 5 132 -4
2004-05 Idaho Steelheads ECHL 15 3 11 14 132 +3
2005-06 Chicago Wolves AHL 46 20 22 42 239 -5
2005-06 Rockford IceHogs UHL 13 5 6 11 55 -1 7 7 3 10 20
2006-07 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 4 4 4 8 4
2006-07 HIFK Helsinki Finland 15 3 8 11 24 5 1 1 2 10
NHL Totals 82 2 8 10 269


Missed 1996-97 through 1999-2000 seasons serving prison sentence that commenced July 12, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, April 10, 2000. Traded to Philadelphia by Pittsburgh for Kent Manderville, March 17, 2002. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, December 16, 2002. Signed as a free agent by San Diego (ECHL), October 17, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Las Vegas (ECHL), November 18, 2004. Traded to Idaho (ECHL) by Las Vegas (ECHL) for cash, January 28, 2005.
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