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Sven Butenschon

Sven Butenschon  #52

Defenseman
NUMBER: 52 BIRTHDATE: March 22, 1976
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Itzehoe, Germany
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: PIT / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (57th overall)
Traded to Edmonton by Pittsburgh for Dan LaCouture, March 13, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 9, 2002. Traded to NY Islanders by Florida for Juraj Kolnik and NY Islanders' 9th round choice (later traded to San Jose San Jose selected Carter Lee) in 2003 Entry Draft, October 11, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Mannheim (Germany), August 2, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, August 22, 2005.
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