WAKEFIELD, Mass. - Senior forward Bobby Butler (Marlboro, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team was named Hockey East Player of the Month for November. The announcement was made Tuesday by the league office. He becomes the first Wildcat to earn this honor since Mike Sislo did so in December, 2008.
Butler registered a point in all seven games in the month and scored a goal in all but one game, racking up 13 points on eight goals and five assists. Butler, who is tied as the nation's top goal scorer, had four multi-point games and two multi-goal efforts in the month. The only game Butler did not score a goal in the month was when he handed out a career-high three assists factoring in all three goals in a 3-3 tie at Boston University (11/21). He skated a +7 and scored twice on the power play, once short-handed and netted the game-winning goal against UMass (11/14) and the game-tying goal against Boston College (11/6). Overall, the senior captain led the ‘Cats to a 3-2-2 mark and averaged 1.14 goals per game and 1.86 points per game in the month.
Butler and the Wildcats return to action on Friday, Dec. 4 against UMass-Lowell. Puck drops at 7 p.m. at Whittemore Center. For tickets and more game information log on to www.UNHWildcats.com.