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CHRIS BUTLER  USA Open print friendly window (pop-up)

BIRTHYEAR 1986-10-27 BIRTHPLACESt. Louis, MO, USA
AGE 28 NATION USA
POSITION D SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 185 cm / 6'1" WEIGHT 88 kg / 194 lbs
CONTRACT 14/15
NHL DRAFT 2005 round 4 #96 overall by Buffalo Sabres
CAP HIT $650,000
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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 +/-      Postseas. 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  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 - - --- |            
  Chicago Wolves AHL 14 1 896 5 |            



CAREER TOTALS
   GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-     GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  AHL: 41 3 18 21 0.51 20  | 4 0 0 0 0.00
  Allsvenskan: 5 0 0 0 0.00 -3  |    
  NCAA: 115 20 46 66 0.57 90  18  |    
  NHL: 349 10 65 75 0.21 158  -38  | 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)
2007-2008 NCAA (WCHA) Champion
  NCAA (West) Second All-American Team
2012-2013 World Championship Bronze Medal
 Awards by league
- NCAA (WCHA) Champion 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  
11/16/2014 Up/Down Chicago Wolves St. Louis Blues Recalled 
10/07/2014 Up/Down St. Louis Blues Chicago Wolves Reassigned 
07/16/2014 Confirmed Calgary Flames St. Louis Blues 1 year 
07/05/2013 Extension Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 1 year 
11/27/2012 Confirmed Calgary Flames Karlskrona NHL lockout contract 
07/01/2011 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