|Team:||Jr. Bruins (EJHL)|
tallied 30 points (9g, 21a) and was one of four players with
30-plus points… Appeared in all 38 games for New Hampshire,
notched a point in 20 games, including eight multiple-point
efforts… Owned an eight-game point-scoring streak from Nov.
29 to Jan. 17… Had three points in the NCAA Northeast
Regional including a pair of assists against North Dakota and
UNH’s lone goal in a 2-1 loss in the regional final…
Enters his senior season as the Wildcats active leading scorer with
68 points (32g, 36a)… Had a pair of game-winning goals, both
in Hockey East play, and scored twice on the power play and once
short handed… Tallied a goal and two assists in a 4-4 tie
with Providence on Feb. 13.
2007-08: Followed up his freshman season with 26 points (14g, 12a) with the Wildcats…Had two games in which he recorded three points, including Oct. 26 versus Colorado College and March 7 versus Vermont…Was fourth on the team in power play goals with four...Recorded at least one point in 17 games…His 14 goals ranked third on the team, while his 26 points ranked sixth…Tallied nine goals and eight assists in league play…Recorded a pair of two-goal games March 7 in a 3-1 win over Vermont and March 21 in the Hockey East semifinal versus Boston College…Selected to the Hockey East All-Tournament team with four goal in three games during the Hockey East Tournament…Pulled the ‘Cats to victory with three game-winning goals, all against conference opponents…Had five multiple-point games.
2006-07: Butler played in 38 of 39 games as a freshman posting 12 points (9g, 3a) to lead all Wildcat rookies in points and goals scored...Butler scored the game-winning goal in a 3-2 double overtime victory in the Hockey East semifinals against Massachusetts on March 16 at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston...Scored a goal in his first collegiate game Oct. 20 at Colorado College in a 4-3 win...Had at least one point in 10 games in his first season, including two points on Nov. 10 vs. BU (2a) and March 16 vs. UMass (1g, 1a)...Posted four points (3g, 1a) in four Hockey East Tournament games in March.
Career Milestones: Recorded a career-high three points three times; First assist: Nov. 10, 2006 vs Boston U.; First goal: Oct. 20, 2006 vs Colorado College.
Before UNH: Butler played for the Boston Jr. Bruins of the Eastern Junior Hockey League from 2004-06, recording 28 goals and 30 assists for 58 points in 61 contests in 2004-2005...Prior to that season, Butler registered 31 goals and 41 assists for 72 points in 115 games for the Bruins in ‘03-04 and ‘04-05...He also played for Marlborough High School notching 116 goals and 53 assists for 169 points in 50 games in his junior and senior seasons (2003-2005)...Butler helped lead his high school team to the Division 3 State Championship and the Bruins to the EJHL Championship in 2004-2005...In 2003-2004, Butler set the school record for most goals in a single season with 58.
Personal: Born in Framingham, Massachusetts on April 26, 1987 to John and Wendy Butler...Majoring in health management...Shoots right...His brother J.R. played hockey at Holy Cross...Lists his younger brother Al as his favorite athlete.
BUTLER'S CAREER STATISTICS