Dallas Stars Sign Defenseman Will Butcher to a One-Year Contract

Jul 22, 2022

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman Will Butcher to a one-year, two-way contract which will run through the 2022-23 season.


Butcher, 27, recorded eight points (2-6=8) in 37 regular-season games with Buffalo during the 2021-22 campaign. The defenseman added 32 blocked shots along with 11 hits and an average time on ice per game of 16:29. The five-season NHL veteran has skated in 275 career regular-season games with New Jersey and Buffalo, posting 114 points (16-98=114).


Butcher has made several appearances for Team USA on the international stage, most recently winning a bronze medal at the 2018 IIHF World Championship. He also won a gold medal at the 2012 World U18 Championship and earned a silver medal at the 2013 World U18 Championship.


The 5-foot-10, 190-pound native of Sun Prairie, Wis. was originally selected by Colorado in the fifth round (123rd overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

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