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Chris Butler

27-Year-Old Defenseman – Calgary Flames

2013-14 NHL Stats

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2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Butler was his usual solid defensive self in 2012-13, playing nearly every game and holding down the back end. He never has been much of a scorer (just 59 points in 267 games) and 2013-14 should be no different. He will mean much more to Calgary than to any fantasy owner.

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 203   DOB: 10/27/1986   BORN: St. Louis, Missouri   DRAFTED: 4th Rd, #96 Overall in 2005   Show ContractHide Contract

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Butler put his signature to a one-year, $1.7 million deal in July of 2013.

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Butler dispensed a pair of assists Tuesday in a 3-1 win over the Blue Jackets.

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Chris Butler NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2008-09 21 47 2 4 6 11 18 36 5.6 1 0 16:00 0 0 0 0:10 35 57
2009-10 22 59 1 20 21 -15 22 61 1.6 0 0 20:01 0 12 12 2:56 50 66
2010-11 23 NHL BUF 49 2 7 9 8 26 52 3.8 0 0 18:10 0 1 1 1:31 38 56
2011-12 24 NHL CGY 68 2 13 15 -9 34 62 3.2 0 0 21:36 0 3 3 0:44 70 115
2012-13 25 NHL CGY 44 1 7 8 -10 19 40 2.5 0 1 17:02 0 0 0 0:03 53 74
2013-14 26 NHL CGY 82 2 14 16 -23 39 83 2.4 1 0 20:16 0 0 0 0:21 68 211

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#2 Right Defenseman
  1. T.J. Brodie
  2. Chris Butler
  3. Dennis Wideman  OUT
  4. Tyler Wotherspoon  OUT
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Time On Ice Stats

20:16

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Chris Butler was on the ice for 20:16.

0:21

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Chris Butler was on the ice for 0:21 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 21:36 0:44
2012-13 17:02 0:03
2013-14 20:16 0:21

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Chris Butler 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 13 at VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 2 27:24 0:14
Apr 11 WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 21:49 0:01
Apr 9 LA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 5 25:30 0:00
Apr 7 at NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 21:18 0:00
Apr 4 at FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 19:36 0:00
Apr 3 at TB 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 24:18 0:23
Apr 1 at TOR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 19:59 0:00
Mar 30 at OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 23:48 0:00
Mar 28 NYR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 22:39 0:32
Mar 26 ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 19:58 0:00
Mar 24 SJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 20:46 0:44
Mar 22 at EDM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 21:15 1:22
Mar 21 NSH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 19:46 0:30
Mar 18 BUF 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 20:48 0:24
Mar 15 at PHO 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 4 22:56 0:13
Mar 14 at DAL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 21:19 0:00
Mar 12 ANH 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 23:13 1:50
Mar 10 LA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 19:21 0:38
Mar 8 at VAN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 5 21:00 2:26
Mar 7 NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 21:42 0:21
Mar 5 OTT 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 19:36 0:40
Mar 3 at MIN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 15:40 0:00
Mar 1 at EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 20:11 0:00
Feb 27 LA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 8:51 0:00
Feb 8 at PHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 19:20 0:00
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Feb 6 at NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 4 21:00 0:00
Feb 4 at MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 19:01 0:00
Feb 1 MIN 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 20:05 2:04
Jan 30 SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 17:53 0:00
Jan 28 CHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 6 22:54 0:00
Jan 24 NSH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 25:06 0:00
Jan 22 PHO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 5 21:36 0:00
Jan 20 at SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 18:55 0:00
Jan 18 at VAN 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0:02 0:00
Jan 16 WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 22:14 1:08
Jan 14 at NSH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 19:51 0:01
Jan 13 at CAR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 24:07 0:56
Jan 11 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 5 21:07 1:57
Jan 9 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 23:39 2:40
Jan 7 at PHO 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 18:50 0:53
Jan 6 at COL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 16:09 0:50
Jan 3 TB 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 15:38 0:00
Dec 31 PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:49 0:00
Dec 29 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 2 24:16 0:00
Dec 27 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 24:45 0:00
Dec 23 STL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 5 25:13 0:00
Dec 21 at PIT 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 5 20:24 1:09
Dec 19 at DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 18:40 0:39
Dec 17 at BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 15:21 0:00
Dec 15 at NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 18:16 0:00
Dec 14 at BUF 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 19:40 0:20
Dec 12 CAR 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 3 17:53 0:50
Dec 10 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 5 16:36 0:00
Dec 7 at EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 28:44 0:08
Dec 6 COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 19:52 0:10
Dec 4 PHO 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:26 0:00
Nov 30 at LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 4 24:55 0:17
Nov 29 at ANH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 22:37 0:00
Nov 27 CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 25:04 0:00
Nov 22 FLA 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 3 22:57 0:00
Nov 20 CLS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 23:51 0:00
Nov 18 at WPG 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 6 20:38 0:00
Nov 16 EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 19:27 0:57
Nov 14 DAL 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 18:56 0:00
Nov 12 SJ 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 8 22:00 0:00
Nov 8 at COL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 4 24:40 0:00
Nov 7 at STL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 22:51 0:19
Nov 5 at MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 5 23:06 0:03
Nov 3 at CHI 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 2 26:04 0:00
Nov 1 DET 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 2 20:29 0:11
Oct 30 TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 3 21:28 1:07
Oct 26 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 24:45 0:57
Oct 24 at DAL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 1 21:18 0:00
Oct 22 at PHO 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 18:43 0:00
Oct 21 at LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 12:56 0:00
Oct 19 at SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 5 14:53 0:00
Oct 16 at ANH 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 12:24 0:00
Oct 11 NJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:36 0:00
Oct 9 MON 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 17:05 0:00
Oct 6 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 13:38 0:00
Oct 4 at CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 4 15:53 0:11
Oct 3 at WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 3 17:29 0:01

Chris Butler: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Butler (lower body) will play Saturday against the Oilers, Kristen Odland of the Calgary Herald reports.

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Butler (lower body) is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Oilers, Pat Steinberg of 960 The FAN reports.

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Butler (lower body) did not skate Friday morning, Pat Steinberg of 960 The FAN reports.

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Butler left Thursday's game with a lower-body injury and will not return.

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Butler has just two points in 18 games since the calendar flipped to 2014.

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Butler scored with four seconds left in overtime Thursday to lead Calgary to a 2-1 win over Carolina.

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Butler notched an assist as Calgary lost 3-2 to St. Louis on Thursday.

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Butler put his signature to a one-year, $1.7 million deal Friday, the Calgary Sun reports.

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Butler scored Calgary's only goal in Friday's loss to Chicago, snagging his first goal of the season.

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Butler is still feeling the effects of the flu but will attempt to play through it Friday against the Oilers, the Flames' official Twitter account reports.

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Butler is suffering from the flu, according to TSN.ca.

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Butler tallied an assist and was plus-3 in the Flames' win over San Jose on Wednesday night.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2013-14

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2012-13

Butler has never been a stats defenseman, as evidenced by his seven career goals in 223 games, but hes a reliable blueliner who will do the dirty work for Calgary. His 15 points last season are around his usual output, and he will make more of a difference for the Flames than for your fantasy team.

2011-12

A recent arrival in Calgary as part of the Robyn Regehr trade, Butler will have a chance for a fresh start following a rough playoff campaign with the Sabres. He played in just 47 games last season with nine points and a plus-8 rating, but he did have 21 points in 59 contest two seasons ago. Odds are he won't light it up offensively and you're better off with a younger player with more upside.

2010-11

Butler had a bit of a breakout season offensively for the Sabres in 2009-10, though he was also a healthy scratch quite often under coach Lindy Ruff. From six points in 47 games two seasons ago, Butler reaped the benefits of time on the power play last year, with one goal and 20 assists in 59 games. He should be one of the top six defenseman in Buffalo all year, and if that is the case, he is a definite sleeper, capable of 25 to 30 assists.

2009-10

After being brought up from AHL Portland, Butler put up an impressive plus-11 rating in just 47 games last season. Despite his good rookie season on defense, the young defenseman could face competition for his job in 2009-10 and still needs some time to grow as a player to put up the stats needed to be fantasy worthy.

2008-09

Butler is a defensive-minded player that showed great shot-blocking ability at the University of Denver. He should wait his turn in the AHL this season.

2007-08

Junior at the University of Denver.