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Will Butcher makes it official, signs with New Jersey

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The New Jersey Devils announced today that they have officially signed 2017 Hobey Baker Award winner and former University of Denver captain Will Butcher to a two-year entry-level contract. Butcher’s signing officially ends a drawn-out saga that saw the Colorado Avalanche, the team that drafted him in the fifth round of the 2013 NHL Draft, lose out on the prized defenseman prospect. Continue reading Will Butcher makes it official, signs with New Jersey

Will Butcher to wait until August to sign NHL deal, will test free agency

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Our friends at BSN Denver have reported that 2017 Hobey Baker Award winner Will Butcher has decided to wait until August 15th, when he becomes an unrestricted free agent, to sign with an NHL team. DU’s prized defenseman and captain for the 2016-17 National Championship winning team was drafted by Denver’s own Colorado Avalanche in the fifth round of the 2013 NHL Draft. Continue reading Will Butcher to wait until August to sign NHL deal, will test free agency

Denver Hockey captain Will Butcher joins BSN Avalanche Podcast

Our good friends over at BSN Avalanche host a twice-per-week podcast about all things Colorado Avalanche. Admittedly, there hasn’t been a lot of good stuff to talk about so far this year. Until now. Podcast hosts AJ Haefele, JJ Jerez, and Cheryl Bradley had DU captain and Avalanche draftee, Will Butcher on the show yesterday and talked to him about his season and his future. Continue reading Denver Hockey captain Will Butcher joins BSN Avalanche Podcast