28-Year-Old Defenseman – St. Louis Blues
Chris Butler Contract Information:
Butler signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Blues in July of 2014. Contract is worth $650,000 at the NHL level.
Butler attempted three shots and contributed the assist on Jaden Schwartz's overtime game-winner Tuesday against the Lightning.
To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Chris Butler – simply subscribe now.
|2014-15 Proj||27||NHL||STL||68||Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Chris Butler|
Age is determined on October 1st of each season.No Yes
|Mar 1||at VAN||Did Not Play|
|Feb 28||at EDM||Did Not Play|
|Feb 26||at WPG||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||1||1||15:26||0:00|
|Feb 24||MON||Did Not Play|
|Feb 21||PIT||Did Not Play|
|Feb 20||BOS||Did Not Play|
|Feb 15||at FLA||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||1||22:45||0:00|
|Feb 12||at TB||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||4||0.0||1||0||20:52||0:07|
|Feb 6||at CLS||0||0||0||-2||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||4||0||19:32||1:01|
|Feb 5||at BUF||0||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||2||2||19:17||0:30|
|Feb 1||at WAS||Did Not Play|
|Jan 30||at CAR||Did Not Play|
|Jan 29||NSH||Did Not Play|
|Jan 19||COL||Did Not Play|
|Jan 17||TOR||Did Not Play|
|Jan 15||DET||Did Not Play|
|Jan 13||EDM||Did Not Play|
|Jan 6||at ARI||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||0||2||17:28||0:51|
|Jan 3||at SJ||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||1||0||11:54||0:00|
|View Chris Butler's Full Game Log|
|Jan 2||at ANH||Did Not Play|
|Dec 30||at NSH||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||100.0||2||1||13:30||0:05|
|Dec 23||at COL||0||0||0||-2||0||0||0||0||3||0.0||0||1||17:27||0:09|
|Dec 20||at SJ||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||1||2||18:51||0:00|
|Dec 18||at LA||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||2||0.0||2||1||18:11||0:14|
|Dec 13||at COL||Did Not Play|
|Dec 6||at NYI||0||1||1||1||2||0||0||0||2||0.0||0||1||21:53||2:20|
|Dec 4||at NSH||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||0||1||13:42||0:00|
|Dec 3||at CHI||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||2||2||13:19||0:00|
|Nov 29||at MIN||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||0||1||19:15||0:00|
|Nov 23||at WPG||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||1||13:24||0:00|
|Nov 22||at OTT||Did Not Play|
|Nov 20||at MON||Did Not Play|
|Nov 18||at BOS||Did Not Play|
|Nov 15||WAS||Did Not Play|
|Nov 13||NSH||Did Not Play|
|Nov 11||BUF||Did Not Play|
|Nov 8||NSH||Did Not Play|
|Nov 6||NJ||Did Not Play|
|Nov 4||at NJ||Did Not Play|
|Nov 3||at NYR||Did Not Play|
|Nov 1||COL||Did Not Play|
|Oct 30||ANH||Did Not Play|
|Oct 28||at DAL||Did Not Play|
|Oct 25||CHI||Did Not Play|
|Oct 23||VAN||Did Not Play|
|Oct 19||at ANH||Did Not Play|
|Oct 18||at ARI||Did Not Play|
|Oct 16||at LA||Did Not Play|
|Oct 11||CGY||Did Not Play|
|Oct 9||NYR||Did Not Play|
Chris Butler: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Chris Butler.
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.
Butler has never been a stats defenseman, as evidenced by his seven career goals in 223 games, but he’s 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Junior at the University of Denver.