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Viacheslav Butsayev

Viacheslav Butsayev

Center
BIRTHDATE: June 13, 1970
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Togliatti, Russia
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: PHI / 1990 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 6th   (109th overall)
Brother of Yuri IHL Second All-Star Team (1998) Traded to San Jose by Philadelphia for Rob Zettler, February 1, 1994. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, October 19, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Florida, August 1, 1998. Traded to Ottawa by Florida for Ottawa's 6th round choice (later traded to Dallas Dallas selected Justin Cox) in 1999 Entry Draft, March 8, 1999. Claimed by Tampa Bay from Ottawa in Waiver Draft, September 27, 1999. Claimed on waivers by Ottawa from Tampa Bay, October 28, 1999.
Quote of the Day

Unless he really collapses, I don't see him going anywhere. I've been very impressed with his composure and maturity. Once the regular season started, he was a different guy; it was like game on and almost as if he's been around for a long time.

— Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon on rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series