Will Butcher

Dallas Stars logo
Age 27 Jan 6, 1995
Sun Prairie USA
Defense shoots left
5'10" 178 cm
190 lbs 86 kg
ELC Signing Age 22
Waivers Signing Age 22
UFA Year 2022
Agent Brian Bartlett
Draft Year 2013
Drafted Overall 123
Draft Round 5
Draft Team Colorado Avalanche logo

Transaction History
Jul 22, 2022 Dallas Stars | Will Butcher | Butcher signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Stars on Friday.
Mar 28, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Will Butcher | Butcher logged an assist in Monday's 6-5 win over the Blackhawks.
Mar 20, 2022 Activated Buffalo Sabres | Will Butcher | Butcher (lower body) was activated from injured reserve and will play Sunday against Vancouver, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Mar 1, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Will Butcher | Butcher (lower body) was labeled a day-to-day decision Tuesday.
Feb 2, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Will Butcher | Butcher (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.
Feb 1, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Will Butcher | Butcher (lower body) has traveled back to Buffalo to undergo further evaluation by team doctors, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Jan 30, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Will Butcher | Butcher (lower body) will not play against Colorado on Sunday.
Jan 29, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Will Butcher | Butcher (lower body) won't return to Saturday's game versus the Coyotes.
Jan 29, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Will Butcher | Butcher (upper body) is expected to play Saturday versus the Coyotes, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Jan 25, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Will Butcher | Butcher (upper body) is not in the lineup Tuesday versus the Senators.
Jan 22, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Will Butcher | Butcher (upper body) won't play Saturday versus Philadelphia.
Jan 20, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Will Butcher | Butcher (upper body) won't return to Thursday's game versus the Stars.
Dec 29, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Will Butcher | Butcher (illness) was on the ice for Wednesday's game-day skate and figures to suit up versus the Devils, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.
Dec 17, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Will Butcher | Butcher will not play Friday at Pittsburgh, as he is dealing with a non COVID-19-related illness, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Dec 11, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Will Butcher | Butcher scored a goal in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Capitals.
Nov 12, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Will Butcher | Butcher (undisclosed) is expected to play Friday against visiting Edmonton.
Nov 10, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Will Butcher | Butcher -- who was sidelined against Washington on Monday with an undisclosed injury -- took part in Wednesday's practice session, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Jul 28, 2021 Trade TRADE ANALYSIS
The Buffalo Sabres acquired Will Butcher and 2022 fifth round pick from the New Jersey Devils for future considerations
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Jul 28, 2021 Trade Buffalo Sabres | Will Butcher | Butcher and a 2022 fifth-round pick were traded by the Devils to the Sabres in exchange for future considerations Wednesday.
Apr 29, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Will Butcher | Butcher dished out two assists -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Flyers.
Apr 24, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Will Butcher | Butcher registered a secondary assist in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Penguins.
Apr 20, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Will Butcher | Butcher dished out three assists -- one on the power play -- in Tuesday's 7-6 loss to the Penguins.
Mar 16, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Will Butcher | According to Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site, Butcher returned to practice Tuesday, indicating he's cleared the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols.
Mar 11, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Will Butcher | Butcher was placed in the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocol Thursday, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Feb 17, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Will Butcher | Butcher lit the lamp in his season debut Tuesday, helping the Devils to a 5-2 win over the Rangers.
Jan 19, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Will Butcher | Butcher has been a healthy scratch for the first three games of the season.
Jan 8, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Will Butcher | Butcher (thumb) was back on the ice for Friday's intrasquad scrimmage, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Jan 7, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Will Butcher | Butcher (thumb) was not on the ice for Thursday's training camp session, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Oct 25, 2019 Activated New Jersey Devils | activated D Will Butcher from injured reserve.
Oct 19, 2019 Injured New Jersey Devils | placed D Will Butcher on IR.
Jul 31, 2019 New Jersey Devils | re-signed D Will Butcher to a three-year, $11.19 million contract.
Aug 27, 2017 New Jersey Devils | signed D Will Butcher to a two-year, entry-level contract.
2021-2022 Regular Season Stats

Will Butcher
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres logo 37 2 6 8 -10 0 565 45.00 46.90 0.30 49.10 1.50 0.21 0.64
Will Butcher Stats by Elite Prospects Will Butcher Advanced Stats by
Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2009-2010 Madison Capitols 16U AAA T1EHL 16U 38 12 21 33 19
2010-2011 Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 2 0 2 2 0
2010-2011 Madison Capitols 18U AAA T1EHL 18U 34 10 20 30 2
2011-2012 U.S. National U17 Team USDP 46 8 23 31 8
2011-2012 USNTDP Juniors USHL 31 2 8 10 4
2011-2012 USA U17 WHC-17 6 1 7 8 2
2011-2012 USA U18 WJC-18 6 0 0 0 2
2011-2012 U.S. National U18 Team USDP 10 0 2 2 2
2011-2012 USA U17 (all) International-Jr 9 2 11 13 2
Draft Yr 2012-2013 USNTDP Juniors USHL 26 3 10 13 2
Draft Yr 2012-2013 USA U18 WJC-18 7 2 2 4 2
Draft Yr 2012-2013 U.S. National U18 Team USDP 67 11 26 37 8
2013-2014 Univ. of Denver NCAA 38 8 8 16 8
2013-2014 USA U20 WJC-20 5 2 3 5 2
2014-2015 Univ. of Denver NCAA 38 4 14 18 8
2014-2015 USA U20 WJC-20 5 0 1 1 0
2015-2016 Univ. of Denver NCAA 39 9 23 32 19
2016-2017 Univ. of Denver NCAA 43 7 30 37 18
2017-2018 New Jersey Devils NHL 81 5 39 44 8 1,060 54.44 57.15 7.71 52.98 5.78 0.06 1.13 Playoffs 5 1 3 4 0
2017-2018 USA WC 10 1 2 3 0
2018-2019 New Jersey Devils NHL 78 4 26 30 18 1,223 47.71 52.14 3.24 49.87 4.10 0.15 0.69
2019-2020 New Jersey Devils NHL 56 4 17 21 6 867 44.00 48.30 2.50 45.80 -0.20 0.21 1.18
2020-2021 New Jersey Devils NHL 23 1 10 11 2 383 40.70 45.50 -3.10 46.30 -3.50 0.16 0.94
2021-2022 Buffalo Sabres NHL 37 2 6 8 0 565 45.00 46.90 0.30 49.10 1.50 0.21 0.64
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Active Contract

Signing Team Dallas Stars logo
Signing Date July 22, 2022
Signing Status UFA
Agent Brian Bartlett
Standard Contract | 1 Years $750,000 0.91% of cap space
2022-2023
Cap Hit $750,000
UFA
AAV $750,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $750,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $750,000
Minors Salary $300,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out
325K Guaranteed

Contract History

Signing Team New Jersey Devils logo
Signing Date July 31, 2019
Signing Status RFA
Agent Brian Bartlett
Standard Contract | 3 Years $11,199,999 4.58% of cap space
2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Cap Hit $3,733,333 $3,733,333 $3,733,333
UFA
AAV $3,733,333 $3,733,333 $3,733,333
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $3,500,000 $3,600,000 $4,100,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $3,500,000 $3,600,000 $4,100,000
Minors Salary $3,500,000 $3,600,000 $4,100,000
Clauses
UFA Year
* Retained 24.3902% of contract was retained by New Jersey Devils in trade to Buffalo Sabres
Signing Team New Jersey Devils logo
Signing Date August 27, 2017
Agent Brian Bartlett
Entry Level Contract | 2 Years $1,850,000 1.23% of cap space
2017-2018 2018-2019
Cap Hit $925,000 $925,000
RFA
AAV $3,775,000 $3,775,000
Performance Bonuses $2,850,000 $2,850,000
Base Salary $832,500 $832,500
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500
Total Salary $925,000 $925,000
Minors Salary $70,000 $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year