Butcher is joining the Americans after spending last season at the University of Alberta.
This is Butcher’s second go-around with the team. He first joined the Americans back in 2018-19, where he only skated in 3 games totaling one assist. Before ever putting on an Americans sweater, he spent time with the Bakersfield Condors (AHL) and the Wichita Thunder (ECHL).
Before the Kamloops, BC native ever skated in the ECHL, he spent six seasons in the WHL where he was teammates with Steven Owre. He skated in 301 games in those six seasons, where he totaled 32 goals and 177 assists for 259 points.
Butcher scored his first goal in an Americans’ sweater on April 7th against the Kansas City Mavericks.
FUN FACT: He use to do short-track speed skating as a kid to improve his hockey skating.