SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers Executive VP/GM Dale Tallon announced today that the club has acquired F Bobby Butler from the Nashville Predators in exchange for D T.J. Brennan.
Butler, 26, has played in 128 career National Hockey League games with Ottawa (2009-2012), New Jersey (2012-2013) and Nashville (2012-13) scoring 20 goals with 28 assists and 26 PIM. He split last season with New Jersey and Nashville, appearing in 34 games while registering 11 (4-7-11) points. The Marlborough, MA, native also played in 37 games with Albany (AHL) last year scoring 16 goals with 11 assists.
Prior to turning pro, Butler played four years of college hockey at the University of New Hampshire. He completed his senior season ranking second among all NCAA Division I players with 29 goals scored, earning him a nomination as a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, as the top U.S. college hockey player.
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