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Former DU Pioneer Will Butcher is taking his talents to the swap

After turning down a contract with the Avs, the NCAA free agent has chosen to sign with the New Jersey Devils It looks like the Will Butcher saga os finally over as the New Jersey Devils have announced that they have signed the 2017 Hobey Baker Award winner. Drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Butcher became an unrestricted free agent earlier...
Via Mile High Hockey
August 27, 2017

Will Butcher to choose his NHL destination Sunday

NHL free agent defenseman Will Butcher, the Hobey Baker Award winner as college hockey’s best player, will make his decision Sunday and speak to The Denver Post about it Monday. Butcher, 22, participated in the University of Denver’s pro camp Thursday. Through a DU spokesman, he said he will not skate in Friday’s final session — presumably to make another visit to an NHL franchise...
Via The Denver Post
August 24, 2017

Will Butcher to reject Avalanche, visit with Devils, Sabres, Golden Knights

Will Butcher, the Hobey Baker Award-winning defenseman from the University of Denver, will begin speaking with at least three NHL teams Wednesday when he intends to become an unrestricted free agent, according to a source. The New Jersey Devils, Buffalo Sabres and expansion Vegas Golden Knights have interest in Butcher, 22, who captained DU to the NCAA championship in April. The...
Via The Denver Post
August 15, 2017

Pittsburgh Penguins: The Will Butcher sweepstakes

Drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the fifth round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Will Butcher will have the option to play for any NHL team he chooses.  The NHL CBA states that if a college player becomes a free agent on August 18, they have the option to join any team. Butcher played for the University of Denver from 2013 to 2017, putting up 103 points in 158 games.  The Wisconsin...
Via isportsweb.com
August 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks Need To Pursue Will Butcher

The University of Denver’s Will Butcher, who won this year’s Hobey Baker Award, could be a free agent on August 15th if he choses to not sign with the Colorado Avalanche.  The swift puck-moving defenseman could be a great pickup for...
Via Blackhawk Up
July 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Looking back at the Jim Montgomery Show: Will Butcher, leadership group boosting DU back to winning ways

Every Wednesday night during the hockey season, University of Denver Pioneers Hockey head coach Jim Montgomery joins Sandy Clough for a weekly radio show on 1600 AM ESPN. Last week, defenseman Will Butcher joined the show, and this week Jim dove into the leadership and growth in communication on his team.
Via BSN Denver
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Will Butcher scores twice, Jaillet earns shutout in DU’s 3-0 win in Omaha

For the first time since November 21st, the University of Denver Pioneers Hockey team are on the winning side of the scoreboard, snapping a six-game winless streak by defeating the UNO Mavericksby a score of 3-0. Denver traveled to Omaha this week to face the University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks for a set of two games. The first of those games was played on Friday night at Baxter...
Via BSN Denver
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

The Gold Pan in Denver’s hands after weekend sweep of Colorado College

It was a great weekend of college hockey here in Colorado, as in-state rivals Denver and Colorado College got together for their first meetings of the 2015-16 season. In their conference opening action, the University of Denver Pioneers did what was expected of them this week and defeated the Colorado College Tigers in both games played on Friday and Saturday nights to retain The...
Via BSN Denver
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

DU drops in polls after unsuccessful trip to Boston — Will Butcher earns NCHC Defenseman of the Week

The University of Denver Hockey team finds itself in a new spot in the major college hockey polls after their disappointing trip to Boston over the weekend. After losing in heartbreaking fashion on Friday night to Boston College, the DU Pioneers faced the Boston University Terriers to close out their first real road trip of the season, a trip to Boston.  Denver’s trip to the New...
Via BSN Denver
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

USA’s Will Butcher Blocks Shot With His Butt, Allows USA To Win In Shootout

Team USA got off to a good start with a win against Finland at the U-20 World Junior Championships on Friday. But, had it not been for Will Butcher, USA might not have gotten the chance to win the game in a shootout. Butcher blocked a shot with his backside with Thatcher Demko out of […] The post USA’s Will Butcher Blocks Shot With His Butt, Allows USA To Win In Shootout appeared...
Via Diehardsport
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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