USA Will Butcher
#4 Iowa Wild / AHL - 23/24
1-time U18 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time U18 WJC Silver Medal 1
1-time World Championship Bronze Medal 1
1-time NCAA (Championship) Winner 1
1-time NCAA (NCHC) Champion 1
1-time NCAA (West) First All-American Team 1
1-time NCAA (West) Second All-American Team 1
1-time NCAA Top Collegiate Player (Hobey Baker Award) 1
1-time NHL All-Rookie Team 1
1-time USHL Clark Cup Champion 1
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
29
Height
5'10" / 178 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
190 lbs / 86 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
-
Contract
23/24
Agency

Father: Joe Butcher
Brother: Mikey Butcher

© Photo: Dan Hickling

Will Butcher Statistics

S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2009-10 Madison Capitols 16U AAA T1EHL 16U 38* 12* 21* 33* 19* -* |
2010-11 Madison Capitols 18U AAA T1EHL 18U 34* 10* 20* 30* 2* -* |
Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 2* 0* 2* 2* 0* 2* |
2011-12 USNTDP Juniors USHL 31* 2* 8* 10* 4* -5* |
U.S. National U17 Team NTDP 46* 8* 23* 31* 8* -* |
U.S. National U18 Team NTDP 10* 0* 2* 2* 2* -* |
USA U17 “A” WHC-17 6* 1* 7* 8* 2* -* |
USA U17 (all) “A” International-Jr 9* 2* 11* 13* 2* -* |
USA U18 WJC-18 6* 0* 0* 0* 2* 0* |
2012-13 USNTDP Juniors USHL 26* 3* 10* 13* 2* 15* |
U.S. National U18 Team NTDP 67* 11* 26* 37* 8* -* |
USA U18 “A” WJC-18 7* 2* 2* 4* 2* 2* |
2013-14 Univ. of Denver NCAA 38* 8* 8* 16* 8* -3* |
USA U20 WJC-20 5* 2* 3* 5* 2* 0* |
2014-15 Univ. of Denver NCAA 38* 4* 14* 18* 8* 6* |
USA U20 “A” WJC-20 5* 0* 1* 1* 0* 2* |
2015-16 Univ. of Denver “A” NCAA 39* 9* 23* 32* 19* 19* |
2016-17 Univ. of Denver “C” NCAA 43* 7* 30* 37* 18* 27* |
2017-18 New Jersey Devils NHL 81* 5* 39* 44* 8* 1* | Playoffs 5 1 3 4 0 0
USA WC 10* 1* 2* 3* 0* 1* |
2018-19 New Jersey Devils NHL 78* 4* 26* 30* 18* -17* |
2019-20 New Jersey Devils NHL 56* 4* 17* 21* 6* -8* |
2020-21 New Jersey Devils NHL 23* 1* 10* 11* 2* -3* |
2021-22 Buffalo Sabres NHL 37* 2* 6* 8* 0* -10* |
2022-23 Texas Stars AHL 65* 6* 37* 43* 16* 11* | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 2 3
2023-24 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 14* 3* 4* 7* 6* 1* |
Iowa Wild AHL 24* 3* 6* 9* 2* -4* |

Will Butcher Career Totals

League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 2 103* 12* 47* 59* 0.57* 24* 8* | 1 4 0 * 0 * 0 * 0.00 * 2 * 3 *
International-Jr 1 9* 2* 11* 13* 1.44* 2* -* | 0 * * * * * *
NCAA 4 158* 28* 75* 103* 0.65* 53* 49* | 0 * * * * * *
NHL 5 275* 16* 98* 114* 0.41* 34* -37* | 1 5 1 * 3 * 4 * 0.80 * 0 * 0 *
NTDP 2 123* 19* 51* 70* 0.57* 18* -* | 0 * * * * * *
T1EHL 16U 1 38* 12* 21* 33* 0.87* 19* -* | 0 * * * * * *
T1EHL 18U 1 34* 10* 20* 30* 0.88* 2* -* | 0 * * * * * *
USHL 3 59* 5* 20* 25* 0.42* 6* 12* | 0 * * * * * *
WC 1 10* 1* 2* 3* 0.30* 0* 1* | 0 * * * * * *
WHC-17 1 6* 1* 7* 8* 1.33* 2* -* | 0 * * * * * *
WJC-18 2 13* 2* 2* 4* 0.31* 4* 2* | 0 * * * * * *
WJC-20 2 10* 2* 4* 6* 0.60* 2* 2* | 0 * * * * * *

Will Butcher Career Highlights

Season
Awards by season
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
01/25/2024
01/25/2024 Confirmed Pittsburgh Penguins Minnesota Wild
07/04/2023
07/04/2023 Confirmed Dallas Stars Pittsburgh Penguins
07/22/2022
07/22/2022 Confirmed Buffalo Sabres Dallas Stars
07/28/2021
07/28/2021 Confirmed New Jersey Devils Buffalo Sabres
07/31/2019
07/31/2019 Extension New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils
08/28/2017
08/28/2017 Confirmed Univ. of Denver New Jersey Devils
Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2011, 10 #195 overall by Windsor Spitfires in the OHL Priority Selection

Drafted 2010, 8 #110 overall by Sioux City Musketeers in the USHL Entry Draft

2013 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #163 by FCHockey

Selected Hobey Baker Award winner -- 2017