Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chris Butler
Chris Butler was born on October 27, 1986, he was a fourth round selection of the Buffalo Sabres in 2005. He is an alum of the University of Denver, though he left school after his junior year to join the Sabres in 2008.

Though he split time between Buffalo and the Sabres AHL affiliate Protland during the 2008-09 season, Butler impressed and stayed with the big club for 47 games.

In the summer of 2011, Butler's time in Sabres' organization would come to an end. He was traded along with Paul Byron to the Calgary Flames in exchange for Robyn Regehr and Ales Kotalik.

In Calgary, Butler would develop into a solid NHL defender and would serve as a stabilizing presence on the Flames back end. His strong play did not go unnoticed, as he was named to the American team at the World Championships in 2012 and 2013, capturing the bronze medal in 2013.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2003-04 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 55 3 6 9 37 +4 7 0 1 1 6
2004-05 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 60 6 22 28 90 +36 13 1 6 7 10
2005-06 University of Denver WCHA 35 7 15 22 28
2005-06 United States WJC-A 4 0 0 0 2 +4
2006-07 University of Denver WCHA 39 10 17 27 42
2007-08 University of Denver WCHA 41 3 14 17 38 +9
2008-09 Buffalo Sabres NHL 47 2 4 6 18 +11
2008-09 Portland Pirates AHL 27 2 10 12 14 -3 4 0 0 0 0
2009-10 Buffalo Sabres NHL 59 1 20 21 22 -15
2010-11 Buffalo Sabres NHL 49 2 7 9 26 +8 7 0 1 1 10
2011-12 Calgary Flames NHL 68 2 13 15 34 -9
2011-12 United States WC-A 8 1 1 2 0 +1
2012-13 Karlskrona HK Sweden-2 5 0 0 0 8
2012-13 Calgary Flames NHL 44 1 7 8 19 -10
2012-13 United States WC-A 10 0 2 2 0 -1
2013-14 Calgary Flames NHL 82 2 14 16 39 -23
NHL Totals 349 10 65 75 158 7 0 1 1 10


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. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 16, 2014.