Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils today signed forward Bobby Butler to a two-way contract. The announcement was made by Devils’ President/CEO/General Manager Lou Lamoriello. As per club policy, no further terms were disclosed.
Butler joins the Devils after spending the past two seasons with the Senators’ organization. In 2011-12, he recorded six goals and ten assists for 16 points and 12 penalty minutes in 56 regular-season appearances, while also playing in three playoff contests. The 6-0, 185-lb. forward has career totals of 16 goals and 21 assists for 37 points and 22 penalty minutes in 94 games played. Butler split the 2010-11 campaign between Ottawa and Binghamton (AHL). He played in all 23 games for the AHL Senators en-route to their 2011 Calder Cup Championship.
Born April 26, 1987 in Marlborough, MA, he made his professional debut with Ottawa on April 1, 2010 after four seasons at New Hampshire (HE). His collegiate totals show 61 goals and 60 assists for 121 points in 153 games for the Wildcats. As a senior, he was a member of the NCAA East First All American Team and Hockey East First All-Star Team; while being named the conference’s player of the year. Not drafted, Butler signed with Ottawa as a free agent on March 29, 2010.