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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.
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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