general manager Darcy Regier announced today the team has agreed to an entry-level contract with University of Denver defenseman Chris Butler
Butler (6'1'', 195 lbs.) was named 2008 RBK Hockey/AHCA Division I Menís All-American West second team this season after leading Denver to its 15th WCHA title. The Sabres fourth-round selection (96th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Butler scored three goals and 17 points while blocking a team-high 110 shots in 41 games for the Pioneers.
The St. Louis, Missouri native appeared in 115 games over three collegiate seasons while majoring in business. He registered 21 goals, 46 assists, 66 points and 108 penalty minutes during that span.