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Chris Butler

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Position: D ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-1 (185 cm)
Weight: 196 lbs. (89 kg)

Born: October 27, 1986 in St. Louis, Missouri
Draft: Buffalo, 4th round (96th overall), 2005 NHL Entry
Amateur Teams: Denver



NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
2008-09 22 BUF NHL 47 2 4 6 11 18 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 36 5.6 74 786 16:43 0 0 37 60 7 29 Calder-13
2009-10 23 BUF NHL 59 1 20 21 -15 22 1 0 0 0 8 12 0 61 1.6 160 1181 20:01 0 0 48 66 10 37
2010-11 24 BUF NHL 49 2 7 9 8 26 2 0 0 0 6 1 0 52 3.8 119 890 18:10 0 0 38 56 18 21
2011-12 25 CGY NHL 68 2 13 15 -9 34 2 0 0 0 10 3 0 62 3.2 149 1469 21:36 0 0 70 115 17 50
2012-13 26 CGY NHL 44 1 7 8 -10 19 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 40 2.5 77 750 17:02 0 0 53 74 8 21
2013-14 27 CGY NHL 82 2 14 16 -23 39 2 0 0 1 13 0 1 83 2.4 192 1662 20:16 0 0 68 211 14 64
2014-15 28 STL NHL 33 3 6 9 8 23 2 0 1 0 6 0 0 54 5.6 91 567 17:11 0 0 31 38 5 9
3 yrs BUF NHL 155 5 31 36 4 66 5 0 0 1 18 13 0 149 3.4 353 2857 18:26 0 0 123 182 35 87
3 yrs CGY NHL 194 5 34 39 -42 92 4 0 1 1 30 3 1 185 2.7 418 3881 20:00 0 0 191 400 39 135
1 yr STL NHL 33 3 6 9 8 23 2 0 1 0 6 0 0 54 5.6 91 567 17:11 0 0 31 38 5 9
Career NHL 382 13 71 84 -30 181 11 0 2 2 54 16 1 388 3.4 862 7305 19:07 0 0 345 620 79 231

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2008-09 22 Buffalo Sabres NHL 47 709.2 590 723 44.9 -5.3 470 565 45.4 -5.5 8.4 95.6 104.0 45.1 54.9
2009-10 23 Buffalo Sabres NHL 59 878.9 826 829 49.9 -2.6 636 654 49.3 -3.1 6.4 91.4 97.8 51.8 48.2
2010-11 24 Buffalo Sabres NHL 49 775.2 739 695 51.5 4.1 559 529 51.4 3.6 8.6 92.3 100.9 50.8 49.2
2011-12 25 Calgary Flames NHL 68 1252.4 1067 1276 45.5 -5.8 799 988 44.7 -5.5 8.3 92.2 100.5 45.0 55.0
2012-13 26 Calgary Flames NHL 44 659.8 538 683 44.1 -5.3 403 497 44.8 -4.9 7.2 90.5 97.7 45.7 54.3
2013-14 27 Calgary Flames NHL 82 1406.1 1139 1520 42.8 -7.3 854 1034 45.2 -5.1 6.5 91.2 97.6 41.6 58.4
2014-15 28 St. Louis Blues NHL 33 541.0 487 472 50.8 -0.4 364 349 51.1 -2.0 12.8 89.0 101.9 50.8 49.2
3 yrs NHL 47 2363.3 2155 2247 49.0 -1.3 1665 1748 48.8 -1.8 7.7 93.0 100.8 49.5 50.5
3 yrs NHL 68 3318.2 2744 3479 44.1 -6.2 2056 2519 44.9 -5.2 7.3 91.4 98.8 43.7 56.3
Career NHL 33 6222.4 5386 6198 46.5 -3.9 4085 4616 46.9 -3.8 8.0 91.9 99.8 46.6 53.4

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
2008-09 22 BUF NHL 47 2 0.04 0.09 0.13 0.05 0.38 0.77 2 4 6 2 29 0 26 8 11 -0.1 2.6 2.5 Calder-13
2009-10 23 BUF NHL 59 6 0.02 0.34 0.36 0.10 0.37 1.03 1 21 22 6 55 24 54 8 -15 0.9 1.6 2.6
2010-11 24 BUF NHL 49 3 0.04 0.14 0.18 0.06 0.53 1.06 2 7 9 3 44 6 35 5 8 0.2 2.4 2.5
2011-12 25 CGY NHL 68 5 0.03 0.19 0.22 0.07 0.50 0.91 2 14 16 5 54 6 70 13 -9 0.2 2.8 3.0
2012-13 26 CGY NHL 44 2 0.02 0.16 0.18 0.05 0.43 0.91 2 13 15 5 27 3 43 9 -10 0.1 0.8 0.9
2013-14 27 CGY NHL 82 5 0.02 0.17 0.20 0.06 0.48 1.01 2 15 17 5 42 1 86 22 -23 -0.1 2.1 2.1
2014-15 28 STL NHL 33 3 0.09 0.18 0.27 0.10 0.70 1.64 3 7 10 4 35 0 28 1 8 0.6 1.9 2.5
3 yrs BUF NHL 155 11 0.03 0.20 0.23 0.07 0.43 0.96 5 32 37 11 128 30 115 21 4 1.0 6.6 7.6
3 yrs CGY NHL 194 12 0.03 0.18 0.20 0.06 0.47 0.95 6 42 48 15 123 10 199 44 -42 0.2 5.7 6.0
1 yr STL NHL 33 3 0.09 0.18 0.27 0.10 0.70 1.64 3 7 10 4 35 0 28 1 8 0.6 1.9 2.5
Career NHL 382 26 0.03 0.19 0.22 0.07 0.47 1.02 14 81 95 30 286 40 342 66 -30 1.9 14.2 16.1

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV
2010-11 24 BUF NHL 7 0 1 1 -3 10 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 18 161 22:00 0 0 11 11 4 6
Career NHL 7 0 1 1 -3 10 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 18 161 22:00 0 0 11 11 4 6

NHL Playoffs Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2010-11 24 Buffalo Sabres NHL 7 114.9 101 142 41.6 -5.1 75 111 40.3 -3.8 9.6 89.5 99.1 45.2 54.8
Career NHL 7 114.9 101 142 41.6 -5.1 75 111 40.3 -3.8 9.6 89.5 99.1 45.2 54.8

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
2003-04 17 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 55 3 6 9 4 37 1 2 0 0 43 7.0
2004-05 18 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 60 6 22 28 36 90 6 0 0 1 95 6.3
2005-06 19 University of Denver WCHA 35 7 15 22 28 2 5 0 1
2005-06 19 United States WJC-A 4 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0
2006-07 20 University of Denver WCHA 39 10 17 27 42 6 4 0 1
2007-08 21 University of Denver WCHA 41 3 14 17 9 38 0 2 1 2
2008-09 22 Portland Pirates AHL 27 2 10 12 -3 14 1 1 0 0 50 4.0
2011-12 25 United States WC-A 8 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
2012-13 26 Karlskrona HK Sweden-2 5 0 0 0 8
2012-13 26 United States WC-A 10 0 2 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season AHL 27 2 10 12 -3 14 1 1 0 0 50 4.0
Career 1 Season Sweden-2 5 0 0 0 8
Career 2 Seasons USHL 115 9 28 37 40 127 7 2 0 1 138 6.5
Career 2 Seasons WC-A 18 1 3 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
Career 3 Seasons WCHA 115 20 46 66 9 108 8 11 1 4
Career 1 Season WJC-A 4 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
2003-04 17 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 7 0 1 1 -5 6 0 0 0 0 4 0.0
2004-05 18 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 13 1 6 7 8 10 1 0 0 0 13 7.7
2008-09 22 Portland Pirates AHL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0.0
Career 1 Season AHL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0.0
Career 2 Seasons USHL 20 1 7 8 3 16 1 0 0 0 17 5.9

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 7 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Chris Butler 3.0 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.1 0.9
Milan Jurcina 94.3 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.3
Igor Ulanov 93.6 3.1 2.6 2.4 1.1
Bryce Salvador 91.3 3.4 2.8 2.7 2.3
Allen Pedersen 90.8 3.5 2.9 2.5 2.4
Dave Farrish 86.8 3.0 2.9 2.4 1.7
Brian Glennie 84.7 4.1 2.9 2.8 2.8
Deron Quint 84.7 2.9 2.2 2.1 1.8
Wally Weir 83.8 2.9 2.9 2.9 1.4
John Barrett 83.6 3.3 2.8 2.1 2.0
Fred Barrett 83.6 4.0 3.0 2.8 2.1
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Chris Butler 3.0 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.1 0.9
Art Lesieur 83.3 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.3
Nicklas Grossmann 80.2 3.7 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.2 2.1 1.5 1.1 0.1
Alexandre Picard 78.1 3.1 3.1 2.4 2.1 0.9 0.5 -0.1
Lukas Krajicek 77.6 3.9 2.6 2.6 2.0 1.0 0.2 0.1
Aut Erickson 75.4 4.3 2.2 2.1 1.7 0.2 0.0
Bruno Gervais 74.2 2.9 2.5 2.1 2.0 1.4 0.3 0.2 0.1
Irv Spencer 73.9 3.1 2.7 2.1 1.4 1.0 0.1
Bob Hoffmeyer 73.5 4.4 2.5 2.5 1.1 0.2 0.1
Al Cameron 72.9 2.8 2.3 2.0 1.9 0.6 0.4
Wally Weir 72.7 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.1 1.4 1.3

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

June 25, 2011: Traded to Calgary by Buffalo with Paul Byron for Robyn Regehr, Ales Kotalik and Calgary's 2nd round choice (Jake McCabe) in 2012 Entry Draft, June 25, 2011.

November 27, 2012: Signed as a free agent by Karlskrona (Sweden-2), November 27, 2012.

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