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Signing right wing Bobby Butler to a two-way contract is a low risk, high reward move by New Jersey Devils General Manager Lou Lamoriello, who said he could see Butler becoming a top-six forward on the team.
Butler is just 25 and has 16 goals and 37 points in 94 career NHL games with the Ottawa Senators. Last season, Butler scored six goals and 10 assists in 56 games for the Senators.
If nothing else, Butler will add some scoring punch to the Albany lineup. He is a proven scorer at the AHL level. With Binghampton in 2010-11, Butler scored 22 goals and 11 assists and added 13 goals and 14 assists in 23 playoffs games.
Butler also was a star at the University of New Hampshire, scoring 29 goals and 24 assists in 39 games during his final college season.
“There’s no question he was goal scorer in college and certainly in the first (36) games in Ottawa his first year,” Lamoriello told Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record. “He showed he can score and then for whatever reason, and thes...
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Yesterday afternoon the New Jersey Devils dipped into the unrestricted free agent market and signed one of the better UFA's, at least in terms of potential, remaining in forward Bobby Butler. Here are my thoughts on the signing.
- For those of you who have followed me on twitter and my articles here throughout the summer, you'll know that I really like Butler and think...
Signing right wing Bobby Butler to a two-way contract is a low risk, high reward move by New Jersey Devils General Manager Lou Lamoriello, who said he could see Butler becoming a top-six forward on the team. Butler is just 25 and has 16 goals and 37 points in 94 career NHL games with the [...]
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Since we're in the midst of the dog days in the summer and news is few and far between these days, I decided yesterday that I would change things up and take your New Jersey Devils questions. Some good questions were asked and I received a solid amount, so in today's blog I'll do my best to answer them.
Note: I did not answer repeat questions.
Q: Can the Devils...
We're in the midst of the dog days of the summer and news, especially related to the New Jersey Devils, is now few and far between.
Rather than taking an extended period of time to scrap together a small blog, I've decided that I will change things up and take your Devils questions. Whether you want to know about a prospect, a player, my thoughts on something the Devils...
A little late on this but Assistant GM Tim Murray made an appearance on the Team 1200 this past Friday. Besides touching upon a number of prospects that he watched play in Lake Placid, he also talked about the Bobby Butler buyout, and Matt Puempel. You can listen to the archived interview over on the Team 1200's Facebook page. I have transcribed worthwhile stuff while ignoring...