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CHRIS BUTLER  USA

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BIRTHYEAR 1986-10-27 BIRTHPLACESt. Louis, MO, USA
AGE 29 NATION USA
POSITION D SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 185 cm / 6'1" WEIGHT 89 kg / 196 lbs
CONTRACT 16/17
NHL DRAFT 2005 round 4 #96 overall by Buffalo Sabres
CAP HIT $600,000
SOCIAL twitter 
HIGHLIGHTS
1-time World Championship Bronze Medal 1


A pretty well-rounded defenseman. Butler skates very well and has solid hockey sense, as well as alright size. Could play a more physical game.

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 2003-04 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 55 3 6937 4 | Playoffs 7 0 116 -5 
 2004-05 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 60 6 222890 36 | Playoffs 13 1 6710
 2005-06 Univ. of Denver NCAA 35 7 152228 2 |            
  USA U20 WJC-20 4 0 002 4 |            
 2006-07 Univ. of Denver NCAA 39 10 172742 8 |            
 2007-08 Univ. of Denver  NCAA 41 3 141720 8 |            
 2008-09 Buffalo Sabres NHL 47 2 4618 11 |            
  Portland Pirates AHL 27 2 101214 -3 | Playoffs 4 0 000
 2009-10 Buffalo Sabres NHL 59 1 202122 -15 |            
 2010-11 Buffalo Sabres NHL 49 2 7926 8 | Playoffs 7 0 1110 -3 
 2011-12 Calgary Flames NHL 68 2 131534 -9 |            
  USA WC 8 1 120 1 |            
 2012-13 Karlskrona HK  Allsvenskan 5 0 008 -3 |            
  Calgary Flames NHL 44 1 7819 -10 |            
  USA WC 10 0 220 -1 |            
 2013-14 Calgary Flames NHL 82 2 141639 -23 |            
 2014-15 St. Louis Blues NHL 33 3 6923 8 |            
  Chicago Wolves AHL 14 1 896 5 |            
 2015-16 St. Louis Blues NHL 5 0 004 -1 |            
  Chicago Wolves AHL 46 4 141839 -14 |            
 2016-17 Chicago Wolves AHL - - --- |            
2015-16 AHL/ECHL/USHL/WHL/OHL/QMJHL stats powered by HockeyTech


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  AHL: 87 7 32 39 0.45 59  -12  | 4 0 0 0 0.00
  Allsvenskan: 5 0 0 0 0.00 -3  |    
  NCAA: 115 20 46 66 0.57 90  18  |    
  NHL: 387 13 71 84 0.22 185  -31  | 7 0 1 1 0.14 10  -3 
  USHL: 115 9 28 37 0.32 127  40  | 20 1 7 8 0.40 16 
  WC: 18 1 3 4 0.22 |    
  WJC-20: 4 0 0 0 0.00 |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
2004-2005 USHL Best Plus/Minus (+36)
2005-2006 NCAA (WCHA) All-Rookie Team
2007-2008 NCAA (WCHA) Champion
  NCAA (WCHA) Second All-Star Team
  NCAA (West) Second All-American Team
2012-2013 World Championship Bronze Medal
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- NCAA (WCHA) All-Rookie Team 05/06
- NCAA (WCHA) Champion 07/08
- NCAA (WCHA) Second All-Star Team 07/08
- NCAA (West) Second All-American Team 07/08
- USHL Best Plus/Minus 04/05
- World Championship Bronze Medal 12/13



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2016-07-02 Extension St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 1 year 
2016-01-19 Up/Down St. Louis Blues Chicago Wolves Reassigned 
2016-01-11 Up/Down Chicago Wolves St. Louis Blues Recalled 
2015-11-05 Up/Down St. Louis Blues Chicago Wolves Reassigned 
2015-10-14 Up/Down Chicago Wolves St. Louis Blues Recalled 
2015-10-05 Up/Down St. Louis Blues Chicago Wolves Reassigned 
2015-07-01 Extension St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 1 year 
2014-11-16 Up/Down Chicago Wolves St. Louis Blues Recalled 
2014-10-07 Up/Down St. Louis Blues Chicago Wolves Reassigned 
2014-07-16 Confirmed Calgary Flames St. Louis Blues 1 year 
2013-07-05 Extension Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 1 year 
2012-11-27 Confirmed Calgary Flames Karlskrona HK NHL lockout contract 
2011-07-01 Confirmed Buffalo Sabres Calgary Flames 2 years 


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
 
 
Career transactions
- 2011-06-25 • Traded to the Calgary Flames with Paul Byron for Robyn Regehr, Ales Kotalik & a 2012 2nd round pick (Jake McCabe)
- 2008-04-14 • Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by the Buffalo Sabres