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Position Defenceman
Shoots Left
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
203 lb (92 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
F. Teams
Buffalo Sabres
Portland Pirates (AHL)
Sioux City Musketeers
Born October 27 1986 (1986-10-27) (age 23),
St. Louis, MO
NHL Draft 96th overall, 2005
Buffalo Sabres
Pro Career 2008 – present

Chris Butler (born October 27, 1986) is an ice hockey player for the NHL's Buffalo Sabres. He was drafted by the Sabres in the fourth round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He played his first NHL game on December 19, 2008 against the Los Angeles Kings.

In April 2008, Butler decided to leave the University of Denver early to sign with the NHL Buffalo Sabres. Butler, who likely would have been captain of his college team next season, is the fourth player — and third junior — in the past three years to leave DU early to sign an NHL deal. Named to the All-America second team on April 11, 2008, Butler was recognized as the Pioneers' best defenceman and two-way player. He had 17 points (three goals) this season, and had a team-high 110 blocked shots and a plus-10 rating.

Butler joins Matt Carle (Tampa Bay Lightning), Ryan Dingle (Anaheim Ducks) and Geoff Paukovich (Edmonton Oilers) in leaving DU after their junior season. Two years ago, Paul Stastny signed with the Avalanche after his sophomore season. He scored his first NHL goal against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 55 3 6 9 37 7 0 1 1 6
2004–05 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 60 6 22 28 90 13 1 6 7 10
2005–06 University of Denver NCAA 35 7 15 22 28
2006–07 University of Denver NCAA 39 10 17 27 42
2007–08 University of Denver NCAA 41 3 14 17 38
2008–09 Portland Pirates AHL 27 2 10 12 14 4 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Buffalo Sabres NHL 47 2 4 6 18
NHL totals 47 2 4 6 18

External links

  • Chris Butler's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
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