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Butcher, Will #8 (D)  - New Jersey Devils - 2018 Playoffs
Height: 5'10''
Weight: 190 lbs.
Shoots: left
Born on: Jan. 6, 1995
Age: 23
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin
Salary: $0.925M
Cap Hit: $0.925M
NHL.com: Go
Draft Round: 5
Draft Pick: 123
Draft Year: 2013
Rookie Year: 2017
Draft Team: COL

Statistics - 2018 Playoffs

GP GM G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG S Hits Blks SPCT P/G
5 0 1 3 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 7 3 3 14.3 0.80

Date News Advice
April 21, 2018 Will Butcher had an assist in 17:14 of ice time in the Devils' 3-1 loss to the Lightning on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Butcher now has three assists on the season. None
April 18, 2018 Will Butcher had an assist in 21:52 of ice time in the Devils' 3-1 loss to the Lightning on Wednesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Butcher now has two assists on the season. None
April 16, 2018 Will Butcher scored one goal in 15:55 of ice time in the Devils' 5-2 win over the Lightning on Monday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Butcher now has one goal on the season. None
April 14, 2018 Will Butcher had 18:00 of ice time in the Devils' 5-3 loss to the Lightning on Saturday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
April 12, 2018 Will Butcher had an assist in 17:42 of ice time in the Devils' 5-2 loss to the Lightning on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Butcher now has one assist on the season. None
April 7, 2018 Will Butcher had 18:32 of ice time in the Devils' 5-3 loss to the Capitals on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
April 5, 2018 Will Butcher had 16:20 of ice time in the Devils' 2-1 win over the Maple Leafs on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
April 3, 2018 Will Butcher scored two goals in 18:25 of ice time in the Devils' 5-2 win over the Rangers on Tuesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Butcher now has five goals on the season. None
April 1, 2018 Will Butcher had 16:18 of ice time in the Devils' 2-1 win over the Canadiens on Sunday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 31, 2018 Will Butcher had two assists in 15:48 of ice time in the Devils' 4-3 win over the Islanders on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Butcher now has 39 assists on the season. None
March 29, 2018 Will Butcher had an assist in 13:26 of ice time in the Devils' 4-3 overtime loss to the Penguins on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Butcher now has 37 assists on the season. None
March 27, 2018 Will Butcher had two assists in 14:58 of ice time in the Devils' 4-3 win over the Hurricanes on Tuesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Butcher now has 36 assists on the season. None
March 24, 2018 Will Butcher had an assist in 14:48 of ice time in the Devils' 2-1 win over the Lightning on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Butcher now has 34 assists on the season. None
March 23, 2018 Will Butcher scored one goal in 13:49 of ice time in the Devils' 4-3 overtime win over the Penguins on Friday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Butcher now has three goals on the season. None
March 20, 2018 Will Butcher had 17:27 of ice time in the Devils' 6-2 loss to the Sharks on Tuesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
March 18, 2018 Will Butcher had 16:05 of ice time in the Devils' 4-2 loss to the Ducks on Sunday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 17, 2018 Will Butcher had 14:25 of ice time in the Devils' 3-0 win over the Kings on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 14, 2018 Will Butcher had an assist in 15:22 of ice time in the Devils' 8-3 win over the Golden Knights on Wednesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. Butcher now has 33 assists on the season. None
March 10, 2018 Will Butcher had an assist in 14:14 of ice time in the Devils' 3-2 shootout win over the Predators on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Butcher now has 32 assists on the season. None
March 8, 2018 Will Butcher had an assist in 18:21 of ice time in the Devils' 3-2 loss to the Jets on Thursday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Butcher now has 31 assists on the season. None
March 6, 2018 Will Butcher had two assists in 16:40 of ice time in the Devils' 6-4 win over the Canadiens on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. Butcher now has 30 assists on the season. None
March 4, 2018 Will Butcher had 15:44 of ice time in the Devils' 3-2 loss to the Golden Knights on Sunday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
March 2, 2018 Will Butcher had 15:44 of ice time in the Devils' 3-1 loss to the Hurricanes on Friday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
March 1, 2018 Will Butcher had 18:01 of ice time in the Devils' 3-2 loss to the Panthers on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
Feb. 27, 2018 Will Butcher had 13:11 of ice time in the Devils' 3-2 win over the Penguins on Tuesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 24, 2018 Will Butcher had 13:55 of ice time in the Devils' 2-1 win over the Islanders on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 22, 2018 Will Butcher had 12:05 of ice time in the Devils' 4-2 loss to the Wild on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
Feb. 20, 2018 Will Butcher had 17:44 of ice time in the Devils' 2-1 loss to the Blue Jackets on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Feb. 17, 2018 Will Butcher had 13:49 of ice time in the Devils' 4-3 win over the Lightning on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. None
Feb. 15, 2018 Will Butcher had 17:02 of ice time in the Devils' 5-2 win over the Hurricanes on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +3 for the game. None
Feb. 13, 2018 Will Butcher had 12:51 of ice time in the Devils' 5-4 shootout win over the Flyers on Tuesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Feb. 11, 2018 Will Butcher had 19:44 of ice time in the Devils' 5-3 loss to the Bruins on Sunday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Feb. 10, 2018 Will Butcher scored one goal in 15:54 of ice time in the Devils' 6-1 loss to the Blue Jackets on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Butcher now has three goals on the season. None
Feb. 8, 2018 Will Butcher had 19:28 of ice time in the Devils' 3-2 loss to the Flames on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Feb. 6, 2018 Will Butcher had 17:40 of ice time in the Devils' 5-3 loss to the Senators on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
Feb. 3, 2018 Will Butcher had 11:44 of ice time in the Devils' 3-1 win over the Penguins on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 1, 2018 Will Butcher had 12:30 of ice time in the Devils' 4-3 win over the Flyers on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
Jan. 30, 2018 Will Butcher had an assist in 12:58 of ice time in the Devils' 3-1 win over the Sabres on Tuesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Butcher now has 27 assists on the season. None
Jan. 25, 2018 Will Butcher had 17:45 of ice time in the Devils' 3-0 loss to the Predators on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Jan. 23, 2018 Will Butcher had an assist in 18:32 of ice time in the Devils' 3-2 loss to the Bruins on Tuesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Butcher now has 26 assists on the season. None
Jan. 22, 2018 Will Butcher had 17:45 of ice time in the Devils' 3-0 loss to the Red Wings on Monday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Jan. 20, 2018 Will Butcher had an assist in 18:59 of ice time in the Devils' 3-1 loss to the Flyers on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Butcher now has 25 assists on the season. None
Jan. 18, 2018 Will Butcher had 12:33 of ice time in the Devils' 4-3 overtime win over the Capitals on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
Jan. 16, 2018 Will Butcher had 17:29 of ice time in the Devils' 4-1 win over the Islanders on Tuesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 14, 2018 Will Butcher had an assist in 16:44 of ice time in the Devils' 5-3 loss to the Flyers on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Butcher now has 24 assists on the season. None
Jan. 7, 2018 Will Butcher had an assist in 13:29 of ice time in the Devils' 5-4 shootout loss to the Islanders on Sunday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. Butcher now has 23 assists on the season. None
Jan. 5, 2018 Will Butcher had 16:17 of ice time in the Devils' 4-3 loss to the Stars on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Jan. 3, 2018 Will Butcher had an assist in 12:08 of ice time in the Devils' 3-2 shootout loss to the Blues on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Butcher now has 22 assists on the season. None
Dec. 31, 2017 Will Butcher had 17:41 of ice time in the Devils' 5-2 loss to the Capitals on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -3 for the game. None
Dec. 29, 2017 Will Butcher had 14:56 of ice time in the Devils' 4-3 overtime loss to the Sabres on Friday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Dec. 28, 2017 Will Butcher had 12:59 of ice time in the Devils' 3-1 win over the Red Wings on Wednesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Dec. 24, 2017 Will Butcher had two assists in 16:57 of ice time in the Devils' 4-1 win over the Blackhawks on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of 2 for the game. Butcher now has 21 assists on the season. None
Dec. 15, 2017 Butcher picked up an assist Friday against Dallas. The 2017 Hobey Baker Award winner has three assists in the last four games and 19 in the first 32 contests.
Nov. 18, 2017 Butcher scored his first NHL goal and added an assist Saturday in Winnipeg. The 2017 Hobey Baker Award winner has 14 assists in the first 19 games.
Nov. 11, 2017 Butcher had an assist Saturday against the Panthers. That's 13 in the first 16 games for the 2017 Hobey Baker Award winner, who is still looking for his first goal.
Oct. 28, 2017 Butcher had an assist Saturday against Arizona. That's 11 in the first 10 games for the 2017 Hobey Baker Award winner.
Oct. 18, 2017 Butcher contributed an assist to the Devils' 5-4 shootout win over Tampa Bay on Tuesday to extend his point streak to four games. The rookie has now piled up nine assists along with a plus-6 rating over his first six NHL games, showing he's here to stay. Five of those helpers have come on the power play, where Butcher also leads the team in time on ice.
Oct. 14, 2017 Butcher had another two assists Saturday against the Rangers. That's eight in the first five games for the 2017 Hobey Baker Award winner.
Oct. 13, 2017 Butcher had another assist Friday against the Capitals. That's six in the first four games for the 2017 Hobey Baker Award winner.
Oct. 11, 2017 Butcher finished with two assists in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Maple Leafs. Butcher is having a productive start for a defenseman, totaling five assists in three games.
Oct. 7, 2017 Butcher set up three power-play goals to steal the spotlight from No. 1 overall draft pick Nico Hischier, and the new-look New Jersey Devils opened the season with a 4-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday. Butcher became the first player in franchise history to get three assists in his first game.
Aug. 27, 2017 The New Jersey Devils agreed to terms with 2017 Hobey Baker Award recipient Butcher on a two-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Sunday. The 22-year-old was selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the fifth round of the 2013 draft, but elected not to sign with the club and became an unrestricted free agent on Aug. 16. Butcher spent four seasons with the University of Denver and served as team captain in 2016-17, helping the Pioneers win the NCAA national championship. He collected seven goals and 30 assists in 43 games last season.

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Date Opponent State Season
Oct 6 2018 13:00 EDT EDM Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Oct 11 2018 19:00 EDT WAS Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Oct 14 2018 13:00 EDT SJ Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Oct 16 2018 19:00 EDT DAL Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Oct 18 2018 19:00 EDT COL Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Oct 20 2018 13:00 EDT at PHI Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Oct 25 2018 19:00 EDT NSH Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Oct 27 2018 13:00 EDT FLA Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Oct 30 2018 19:30 EDT at TB Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Nov 1 2018 19:30 EDT at DET Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Nov 3 2018 19:00 EDT at Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Nov 5 2018 19:00 EST at PIT Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Nov 6 2018 19:30 EST at OTT Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Nov 9 2018 19:00 EST at TOR Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Nov 11 2018 19:00 EST at WPG Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Nov 13 2018 19:00 EST PIT Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Nov 15 2018 19:00 EST at PHI Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Nov 17 2018 13:00 EST DET Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Nov 18 2018 17:00 EST at CAR Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Nov 21 2018 19:00 EST MON Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Date Opponent Result State G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG Shots Hits Blks SPCT TOI
Apr 21 2018 15:00 EDT at TB L 1-3 Final 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0.0 17:14
Apr 18 2018 19:30 EDT TB L 1-3 Final 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 21:52
Apr 16 2018 19:30 EDT TB W 5-2 Final 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 100.0 15:54
Apr 14 2018 15:00 EDT at TB L 3-5 Final 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0.0 18:00
Apr 12 2018 19:00 EDT at TB L 2-5 Final 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 17:41

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Date Key Old Value New Value
2018-04-28 analysis The 2017 Hobey Baker Award winner from the University of Denver made an immediate splash in the NHL. He produced five goals, 39 assists and 23 power-play points for the Devils in the regular season, plus he was second only to Taylor Hall among New Jersey skaters in playoff scoring, adding one goal and three helpers versus the Lightning in the conference quarterfinals. With consideration to the rel
2018-04-28 update Butcher will play in the IIHF World Championship in Denmark from May 4-20, USA Hockey reports.
2018-04-17 analysis Butcher's first career playoff goal was a beauty, as he patiently set up from the point and painted the left corner of the cage. Recall that the Wisconsin native was drafted by the Avalanche, but declined an entry-level deal with that club in order to ultimately play for the Devils. A University of Denver product, Butcher claimed the 2017 Hobey Baker Award, which is reason enough not to overlook h
2018-04-17 update Butcher converted his only shot (a power-play tally) in Monday's 5-2 home win over the Lightning for Game 3.
2018-04-04 analysis The rookie has caught fire of late with three goals, six assists and seven power-play points through his past seven games. Butcher's ice time with the man advantage has jumped to 2:47, and he's skated with the No. 1 power-play unit in his past two outings. Often times rookies out of the NCAA wear down over the course of their first NHL season, so Butcher's current form is all the more encouraging
2018-04-04 update Butcher scored two power-play goals during Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.
2018-04-01 analysis Butcher is riding a five-game, seven-point scoring streak right now and is the top-scoring defender of this year's rookie class. Yes, ahead of Mikhail Sergachev. Butcher has gone quiet a times, but overall, he has been strong. And his keeper future is bright.
2018-04-01 update Butcher picked up two more assists in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Islanders.
2018-03-28 analysis Butcher's power-play production has been the cornerstone of his fantasy appeal, as 19 of the rookie's 39 points have come on the man advantage. While he has a three-game point streak going, it's worth noting that Butcher has only marked the scoresheet 21 times in his last 52 appearances after opening his career on a hot streak.
2018-03-28 update Butcher dished out a pair of power-play helpers in Tuesday's 4-3 win over Carolina.
2018-03-06 analysis Butcher's pair of first-period assists ended an 11-game point drought. The rookie blueliner has a very respectable 32 points this season, but 18 of those came in the first 23 games. Butcher's decline in production can be traced to Sami Vatanen replacing him on the top power-play unit, and Vatanen seems unlikely to give that role back any time soon after racking up another two points in 3:10 with t
2018-03-06 update Butcher dished out a pair of even-strength helpers in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Canadiens.
2018-02-09 analysis Butcher's fallen off after a blistering start, as he has just 11 points without a goal in his last 30 games after opening his career with 18 points in his first 23 appearances. The 23-year-old defenseman still ranks second on his team behind only Taylor Hall with 16 power-play points, so Butcher should continue to get plenty of run in extra-man situations.
2018-02-09 update Butcher skated a team-high 1:58 on the power play among his 19:28 of ice time in Thursday's 3-2 loss to Calgary, but he failed to fire a shot on goal while finishing with a minus-1 rating.
2018-01-14 analysis Butcher -- seemingly the captain of New Jersey's power play -- was able to tee up Kyle Palmeri for a one-timer he blasted into the twine early in the second period. The 23-year-old is now up to an impressive 25 points (two goals, 23 assists) in 41 games, putting him in second for rookie defenseman scoring, trailing just Mikhail Sergachev. Although Butcher is only averaging 16:16 of ice time he sho
2018-01-14 update Butcher recorded a power-play assist Saturday in a 5-3 defeat to Philadelphia.
2017-12-24 analysis The 2017 Hobey Baker Award winner from the University of Denver has looked quite comfortable on the man advantage, as he's collected 13 of his 21 assists in that special teams situation. With only 42 shots through 35 games, Butcher doesn't fire the puck often enough to perhaps vault him to an elite tier of fantasy blueliners, but he does have a tidy plus-6 rating and is likely surpassing expectati
2017-12-24 update Butcher registered two assists -- one at even strength and another during a power play in Saturday's 4-1 home win over the Blackhawks.
2017-12-16 analysis Butcher's shown tremendous power-play proficiency for a rookie, as 12 of his 21 points have come with the extra man. The puck-moving blueliner's been a key part of New Jersey's turnaround from worst in the Eastern Conference a season ago to sitting in playoff position in the league's toughest Division through 32 games.
2017-12-16 update Butcher notched a power-play helper in Friday's 5-2 win over the Stars.
2017-11-18 analysis Butcher sits first in rookie scoring from the blue line with 15 points in 19 games. And he's tied for fourth in rookie scoring overall. Butcher will eventually hit the wall -- NCAA players always do in their first season. But for now, you need to ride this impressive defender while you can.
2017-11-18 update Butcher recorded his first NHL goal in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Jets. He also added an assist.
2017-11-04 analysis The undersized defenseman, who claimed the 2017 Hobey Baker Award with the University of Denver, is averaging a point per game thanks to his 12 helpers on the young season. We're wondering how long Butcher can keep up the pace knowing that he has yet to dial up his first NHL goal, but with just one shot over his last four games, it looks like he's playing a brand of hockey that's a bit too conserv
2017-11-04 update Butcher carved up a primary assist in Friday's 6-3 road loss to the Oilers.
2017-10-28 analysis Butcher continues to shine for the young Devils, and his value is going to remain high for a while. If he's on your roster, he either needs to be in your lineup or on the trading block.
2017-10-28 update Butcher notched his 10th assist of the year in a 5-4 win over Ottawa on Friday.
2017-10-15 analysis Six of the assists have come with the man advantage, as Butcher is having a debut stretch for the ages. Take advantage, but remember -- he's a rookie who played an NCAA schedule last year. The reigning Hobby Baker winner will probably hit a wall and it will likely come near Christmas. That shouldn't affect keeper leaguers, but single-year owners will need to manage expectations in the second half,
2017-10-15 update Butcher tallied two assists during Saturday's 3-2 win over the Rangers, and the rookie now has eight helpers through five games.
2017-10-07 analysis Ironically, it was the Avalanche that originally drafted the Hobey Baker winner, but he refused to sign and became a free agent. The Devils wooed him to the swamp, and Saturday, Butcher played a key role in the Devils' win. Check your waiver wire. This guy is good.
2017-10-07 update Butcher picked up three power-play assists in his NHL debut Saturday night. The Devils won 4-1 over the Avalanche.
2017-10-07 Jersey Number 64 8
2017-10-04 Jersey Number 8 64
2017-09-14 Weight None lb 190 lb
2017-09-14 Jersey Number 8
2017-09-14 Active in League No Yes
2017-09-01 injury_note
2017-09-01 analysis
2017-09-01 update
2017-09-01 Salary Cap Hit $0.000M $0.925M
2017-09-01 Salary $0.000M $0.925M
2017-09-01 Injury Text
2017-09-01 Pickable No Yes
2017-09-01 Active in League No Yes
2017-09-01 Position D
2017-09-01 Franchise 2017 Unknown Unknown 2017 New Jersey Devils