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Garth Butcher

Garth Butcher

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: January 8, 1963
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Regina, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: VAN / 1981 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (10th overall)
WHL First All-Star Team (1981, 1982) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1993) Traded to St. Louis by Vancouver with Dan Quinn for Geoff Courtnall, Robert Dirk, Sergio Momesso, Cliff Ronning and St. Louis' 5th round choice (Brian Loney) in 1992 Entry Draft, March 5, 1991. Traded to Quebec by St. Louis with Ron Sutter and Bob Bassen for Steve Duchesne and Denis Chase, January 23, 1994. Traded to Toronto by Quebec with Mats Sundin, Todd Warriner and Philadelphia's 1st round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Washington Washington selected Nolan Baumgartner) in 1994 Entry Draft for Wendel Clark, Sylvain Lefebvre, Landon Wilson and Toronto's 1st round choice (Jeffrey Kealty) in 1994 Entry Draft, June 28, 1994.
Quote of the Day

This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.

— Islanders captain John Tavares