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Chris Butler

Chris Butler  #44

Defenseman
NUMBER: 44 BIRTHDATE: October 27, 1986
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: St. Louis, MO, United States
WEIGHT: 196 DRAFTED: BUF / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 4th   (96th overall)

2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS:

led the team with four blocked shots on Oct.4 ... led the team with four blocked shots on Oct.6 ... led team in blocked shots on Oct. 19 with 5 ... led the team in blocked shots on Oct.30 with 3 ... scored his first goal of the season and his first goal on home ice on Nov.1 ... picked up his first assist of the season on Nov.3 ... tied his season high with 5 blocked shots on Nov.5  ... earned his fourth point in the last six games (1+3) on Nov.12 and led the team with 8 blocked shots ... scored the overtime game winner, the first in his career, on Dec.12 ... will play in his 300th game on Dec.15 ... had a team high 5 blocked shots on Dec.23 ... had a team high 5 blocked shots on Jan.11 ... played two seconds on Jan.18 before receiving 15 PIM and a game misconduct for fighting ... led the team in blocked shots with 5 on Jan.22 and is 2nd in the NHL ... had a pair of assists on Feb.1 tying a career high ... had a pair of assist vs his former team (BUF) on Mar.18
USHL First All-Star Team (2005) WCHA All-Rookie Team (2006) WCHA Second All-Star Team (2008) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2008) Traded to Calgary by Buffalo with Paul Byron for Robyn Regehr, Ales Kotalik and Calgary's 2nd round choice (Jake McCabe) in 2012 Entry Draft, June 25, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Karlskrona (Sweden-2), November 27, 2012.
Quote of the Day

I came into a team that had 65 points, that was at the bottom of the basement, a team that everybody wrote off as never going to be good. My goal is to go from the very bottom to the very top.

— Forward Brandon Dubinsky on signing a six-year contract extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets