|Assets:||Owns good wheels and moves the puck well. Has good size and is usually positionally sound in the defensive zone. He's a heady player. Can log big minutes along the blueline.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't play a physical style for a blueliner. Despite some good tools, he doesn't seem to possess the acumen for producing quality offensive numbers. That limits his overall impact.|
|Career Potential:||Solid, mobile rearguard.|
|WCHA||Second All-Star Team||2007-08|
|NCAA||West Second All-American Team||2007-08|
|10/07/2014||Assigned to the Chicago Wolves (AHL).|
|9/29/2014||Placed on waivers by the St. Louis Blues.|
|7/16/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the St. Louis Blues to a one-year contract.|
|7/05/2013||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Calgary Flames to a one-year contract.|
|7/02/2013||Calgary Flames tendered a qualifying offer.|
|11/27/2012||Signed with Karlskrona HK (Sweden).|
|3/22/2012||Missed 14 games (leg injury).|
|2/25/2012||Leg injury, injured reserve.|
|2/23/2012||Leg injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/01/2011||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Calgary Flames to a two-year contract.|
|6/27/2011||Calgary Flames tendered a qualifying offer.|
|6/25/2011||Acquired from the Buffalo Sabres.|
|3/13/2011||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|3/12/2011||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/27/2009||Missed 12 games (ankle injury).|
|12/05/2009||Ankle injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/19/2008||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|10/03/2008||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|4/14/2008||Signed by the Buffalo Sabres to a three-year entry level contract.|
|7/16/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the St. Louis Blues.|
|6/25/2011||Calgary Flames traded Robyn Regehr, Ales Kotalik and a 2nd round selection in 2012 to the Buffalo Sabres for Chris Butler and Paul Byron.|
|7/30/2005||Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 4th round (96th overall) in 2005.|
Chris Butler joins the St. Louis Blues | 07/16/2014 6:33 PM
NewsChris Butler has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the St. Louis Blues.
ImpactButler had 16 points and a minus-23 rating in 82 games with the Calgary Flames last season. He also ranked second in the NHL with 211 blocked shots. The Blues defense for the start of the season already looks pretty much set, but there's a small chance that Butler will be able to beat out Ian Cole for the final roster spot.
Chris Butler finishes second in NHL in blocks | 04/20/2014 6:38 AM
NewsChris Butler finished with second in the NHL with 211 blocked shots.
ImpactHe trailed only Andrew MacDonald who had 241 in a season split between the Islanders and Philadelphia. Butler also finished 10 ahead of teammate Kris Russell. Butler had only two goals and 16 points with a terrible minus-23 rating but if you need blocked shots next season, he will help your fantasy team.
Chris Butler has a two-point night | 03/19/2014 9:07 AM
NewsChris Butler recorded two assists on Tuesday.
ImpactIt was a rare multi-point night for Butler, who now has two goals and 13 points in 69 games this season. The defensive defenseman has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Chris Butler plays on Saturday | 03/02/2014 6:32 AM
NewsChris Butler (lower body) played on Saturday after it was thought he would miss the game.
ImpactButler was injured on Thursday and reports had him sitting Saturday's game out but lo and behold, he played 20:11 minutes with a hit and two blocked shots. He has only two goals and 10 points in 60 games this season with a minus-17 rating.
Chris Butler isn't likely to play Saturday | 02/28/2014 1:49 PM
NewsChris Butler (lower body) will probably miss Saturday's contest
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ImpactButler sustained the ailment during Thursday's game. He has 10 points and 29 penalty minutes in 59 contests in 2013-14.
C. Butler has blocked 146 shots this season | 02/06/2014 8:44 AM
NewsChris Butler is third in the NHL with 146 blocks in 56 games.
ImpactButler has led the charge in one of the few areas of the game that the Flames have excelled at. As a team they rank second in the NHL with 974 blocks this season. "We feel that shot-blocking is a big part of a game, and it starts with your desire to win," Hartley said. "You have the choice, and it's an ultimate commitment to get your leg or get your body in front of a shot that many times is probably close to 100 miles an hour. Don't worry, on the bench, when a guy blocks a shot, his teammates are the first ones to remind him of how great he is and we tap them on the back, too."
Chris Butler scores in loss Friday | 04/26/2013 11:17 PM
NewsChris Butler potted a goal in the Flames' 3-1 loss to the Blackhawks Friday night.
ImpactButler was drafted by the Sabres in 2005 and spent parts of three seasons with Buffalo in a limited role before moving on with the Flames. He's not expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues next season.
| 04/22/2013 1:53 AM
NewsChris Butler returned to action on Sunday April 21.
Chris Butler (flu) is likely to play Friday | 04/19/2013 5:36 PM
NewsChris Butler is probable Friday even though he has the flu.
ImpactButler has five points and 19 penalty minutes in 39 games this season. You would have to be in a particularly deep league to justify owning Butler.
Chris Butler has the flu | 04/19/2013 3:55 PM
NewsChris Butler is dealing with the flu.
ImpactButler should be regarded as questionable for Friday's contest. He has five assists and a minus-nine rating in 39 games this season.
Chris Butler surprised by Lindy Ruff firing | 02/23/2013 10:35 AM
NewsChris Butler was surprised to find out that Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff had been fired.
ImpactButler was drafted by the Sabres in 2005 and spent parts of three seasons with Buffalo. "He'd been there for such a long time that it just sort of felt like he was going to be there forever," Butler said. "I think he had a tremendous working relationship between he and (Sabres general manager) Darcy (Regier). It was a good partnership. He had a lot of success." Butler had his best season under Ruff, recording 21 points in 59 games in 2009-10.
Butler is likely to play in Thursday's game | 01/31/2013 9:37 AM
NewsChris Butler is projected to play alongside Cory Sarich on Thursday.
ImpactButler has already spent two of Calgary's four games in the press box. He's not expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues this season.
|Goals||2||4 times-last: 2013-14 (Cgy)|
|Penalty Minutes||39||2013-14 (Cgy)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2012-13 (Cgy)|
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