Bill Reed

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Bill Reed
Born (1954-05-25) May 25, 1954 (age 63)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Played for Michigan Stags
Baltimore Blades
Calgary Cowboys
NHL Draft 72nd overall, 1974
Boston Bruins
WHA Draft 4th overall, 1974
Michigan Stags
Playing career 1974–1981

William Ernest "Bill" Reed[1] (born May 25, 1954) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman. He was drafted in the fourth round, 72 overall, by the Boston Bruins in the 1974 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

Reed never played in the NHL, but did play 40 games in the World Hockey Association with the Michigan Stags, Baltimore Blades and Calgary Cowboys during the 1974–75 and 1975–76 WHA seasons.[2] Reed also appeared in the movie Slap Shot. During the opening sequence Reed, wearing jersey #2, collides with a teammate wearing the #14 allowing the Chiefs to score. The player Reed runs into was his real life Johnstown Jets teammate, Vern Campigatto.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "1974 NHL DRAFT PICK: Bill Reed". Hockey Draft Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  2. ^ "Bill Reed's profile". Hockey Retrieved 2010-05-18. 

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