Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Sven Butenschon
Sven Butenschon was born in Germany, but moved to Canada with his family as a youngster and played midget hockey with the Eastman Selects in Manitoba. In 1993-94, he joined the Brandon Wheat Kings and scored 22 points as a rookie. Butenschon was drafted 57th overall in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins after his strong rookie season in Brandon. After two more years of junior hockey in Brandon, he made his NHL debut on October 19, 1997 against the Florida Panthers.

In 1998-99, Butenschon played 17 games with the Penguins and was limited to just three games in 1999-00, playing the bulk of the season in the AHL with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

In 2000-01, Butenschon played five games with the Penguins before being traded to the Edmonton Oilers. Upon his arrival in Edmonton, the former Wheat King went on to play seven games. After one full season in the Oiler organization, Butenschon was dealt to the New York Islanders in October of 2002. Upon his arrival with the Islanders organization, Butenschon split his time between the parent club and the its AHL affiliate in Bridgeport Sound.

During the lock out season of 2004-05, Butenschon returned to his homeland and suited up for the Mannheim Eagles before having his NHL rights acquired by the Vancouver Canucks in the summer of 2005.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1991-92 Eastman Selects MMMHL 36 2 10 12 110
1992-93 Eastman Selects MMMHL 35 14 22 36 101
1993-94 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 70 3 19 22 51 4 0 0 0 6
1994-95 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 21 1 5 6 44 18 1 2 3 11
1994-95 Brandon Wheat Kings M-Cup 4 0 0 0 0
1995-96 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 70 4 37 41 99 19 1 12 13 18
1995-96 Brandon Wheat Kings M-Cup 4 0 0 0 4
1996-97 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 75 3 12 15 68 10 0 1 1 4
1997-98 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 8 0 0 0 6 -1
1997-98 Syracuse Crunch AHL 65 14 23 37 66 -7 5 1 2 3 0
1998-99 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 17 0 0 0 6 -7
1998-99 Houston Aeros IHL 57 1 4 5 81 +15
1999-00 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 3 0 0 0 0 +3
1999-00 Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pens AHL 75 19 21 40 101 -16
2000-01 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 5 0 1 1 2 +1
2000-01 Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pens AHL 55 7 28 35 85 +2
2000-01 Edmonton Oilers NHL 7 1 1 2 2 +2
2001-02 Edmonton Oilers NHL 14 0 0 0 4 0
2001-02 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 61 9 35 44 88 +16
2002-03 New York Islanders NHL 37 0 4 4 26 -6
2002-03 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 36 3 13 16 58 -15 9 3 6 9 6
2003-04 New York Islanders NHL 41 1 6 7 30 -3 4 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 5 0 1 1 4 -1
2004-05 Adler Mannheim Germany 50 1 5 6 54 14 0 1 1 16
2005-06 Vancouver Canucks NHL 8 0 0 0 10 +1
2005-06 Manitoba Moose AHL 60 15 22 37 30 +5 13 0 6 6 12
2006-07 Adler Mannheim Germany 42 3 3 6 34 11 1 3 4 12
2007-08 Adler Mannheim Germany 54 0 6 6 42 5 1 1 2 6
2008-09 Adler Mannheim Germany 49 2 7 9 44 9 1 0 1 32
2008-09 Germany Oly-Q 3 0 0 0 0 +1
2008-09 Germany WC-A 6 0 2 2 2 -3
2009-10 Adler Mannheim Germany 53 1 12 13 65 2 0 0 0 0
2009-10 Germany Olympics 4 0 0 0 2 -1
2009-10 Germany WC-A 7 0 0 0 2 -1
2010-11 Adler Mannheim Germany 33 1 0 1 22 6 0 2 2 0
2011-12 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers Nurnberg Germany 49 6 6 12 26
2012-13 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers Nurnberg Germany 50 2 1 3 64 3 1 0 1 0
NHL Totals 140 2 12 14 86 4 0 0 0 0


Traded to Edmonton by Pittsburgh for Dan LaCouture, March 13, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 9, 2002. Traded to NY Islanders by Florida for Juraj Kolnik and NY Islanders' 9th round choice (later traded to San Jose - San Jose selected Carter Lee) in 2003 Entry Draft, October 11, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Mannheim (Germany), August 2, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, August 22, 2005.