Class Action Settlement for NHL GameCenter LIVE and NHL Center Ice Purchasers Means Special Benefits Available – Click Here to Find Out More
 
2015 NHL Draft
SHARE
PLAYER SEARCH:  
ADVANCED SEARCH ›
Yuri Butsayev

Yuri Butsayev  #10

Left Wing
NUMBER: 10 BIRTHDATE: October 11, 1978
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Togliatti, Russia
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: DET / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (49th overall)
Brother of Viacheslav Traded to Atlanta by Detroit with Detroit's 3rd round choice (later traded to Columbus Columbus selected Jeff Genovy) in 2002 Entry Draft for Jiri Slegr, March 19, 2002. Assigned to Yaroslavl (Russia) by Atlanta, November 22, 2002. Signed as a free agent by CSKA Moscow (Russia), July 1, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Togliatti, December, 2003. Signed as a free agent by MVD Moscow (Russia), September, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Togliatti (Russia), September 2, 2006.
Quote of the Day

I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.

— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season