Nashville Predators Claim Bobby Butler On Waivers

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The Preds may have added a bit of depth up front by picking up winger Bobby Butler via waivers.

Following up on the move to put Hal Gill on Injured Reserve, the Nashville Predators have added to their roster by claiming forward Bobby Butler off waivers from the New Jersey Devils.

For some insight on Butler as a player, let's see what In Lou We Trust had to say when Butler was signed to a contract back in August. A little puck possession on the bottom six could be helpful...

while he wasn`t able to make a big impact on the score sheet, he was able to drive play forward when he was on the ice. Like the Sens, the Devils are a good puck possession team, so he should be able to fit in.

Another thing to note is that Butler was signed to a two-way contract. While i`m not sure if he`s waiver exempt, he could also be of use to the Albany Devils. He`s been a somewhat effective scorer at the AHL level with Binghamton, so if he isn`t able to make an impact with the big club, he can at least help the A-Devs.


Bobby Butler

#9 / Left Wing

6-0

180

Apr 26, 1987

This arrived from the Preds:

Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club claimed forward Bobby Butler on waivers from the New Jersey Devils. Butler is on a two-way contract worth $525,000 at the NHL level and $105,000 at the AHL level.

Butler, 25 (4/26/87), posted a goal and an assist in 14 games with the Devils in 2012-13 after starting the season with their AHL affiliate in Albany, amassing 27 points (16g-11a) in 37 games. The Marlborough, Mass., native has appeared in 108 NHL contests with Ottawa and New Jersey since signing with the Senators on March 29, 2010, collecting 39 points (17g-22a). Butler was also an AHL All-Star and Calder Cup champion with the Binghamton Senators in 2010-11.

The 6-0, 180-pound right wing spent four seasons at the University of New Hampshire from 2006-10, putting up 121 points (61g-60a) in 153 games. He was a First-Team All American and Hobey Baker "Hat Trick" Finalist as a senior after finishing second in the NCAA with 53 points (29g-24a).

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