Flames acquire Chris Butler & Paul Byron

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Flames acquire Chris Butler & Paul Byron
Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today the acquisition of defenseman Chris Butler and forward Paul Byron from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Flames defensemen Robyn Regehr, forward Ales Kotalik and Calgary’s 2nd round pick in 2012. 

Butler, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, spent the last three seasons with the Buffalo Sabres accumulating five goals and 31 assists along with 66 penalty minutes in 155 games. He was originally drafted by Buffalo in the 4th round (96th overall) in the 2005 NHL Draft.

CHRIS BUTLER - DEFENSE

BORN:              St. Louis, MO               DATE:       October 27, 1986

HEIGHT:           6’1”                               WEIGHT:  200 lbs.

SHOOTS:         Left

HOW ACQUIRED: Traded along with Paul Bryon on June 25, 2011 in exchange for Robyn Regehr, Ales Kotalik and Calgary’s 2nd round pick in 2012.

DRAFTED: BUF 4th round (96th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Season
Team
Lge
GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2003-04 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 55 3 6 9 37 4 7 0 1 1 6
2004-05 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 60 6 22 28 90 36 13 1 6 7 10
2005-06 U. of Denver WCHA 35 7 15 22 28 -- -- -- -- -- --
2006-07 U. of Denver WCHA 39 10 17 27 42 -- -- -- -- -- --
2007-08 U. of Denver WCHA 41 3 14 17 38 -- -- -- -- -- --
2008-09 Portland Pirates AHL 27 2 10 12 14 -3 4 0 0 0 0
2008-09 Buffalo Sabres NHL 47 2 4 6 18 11 -- -- -- -- --
2009-10 Buffalo Sabres NHL 59 1 20 21 22 -15 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 Buffalo Sabres NHL 49 2 7 9 26 8 7 0 1 1 10
TOTALS NHL 155 5 31 36 66 4 7 0 1 1 10
 

Byron, a native of Ottawa, Ontario, spent the last two seasons with the Buffalo Sabres affiliate in Portland where he totaled 40 goals and 46 assists for 86 points and 111 penalty minutes in 124 games. Byron also played eight games with the Sabres last season where he picked up his first NHL goal and assist. He was originally drafted by Buffalo in the 6th round (179th overall) in the 2007 NHL Draft.

PAUL BRYON - CENTRE

BORN:              Ottawa, ON                   DATE:       April 27, 1989

HEIGHT:           5’9”                               WEIGHT:  170 lbs.

SHOOTS:         Left

HOW ACQUIRED: Traded along with Chris Butler on June 25, 2011 in exchange for Robyn Regehr, Ales Kotalik and Calgary’s 2nd round pick in 2012.

DRAFTED: BUF 6th round (179th overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Season
Team
Lge
GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2006-07 Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL 68 21 23 44 46 7 5 5 1 6 2
2007-08 Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL 52 37 31 68 25 29 19 21 11 32 12
2008-09 Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL 64 33 66 99 32 28 10 2 14 16 4
2009-10 Portland Pirates AHL 57 14 19 33 59 -5 4 0 0 0 0
2010-11 Portland Pirates AHL 67 26 27 53 52 0 12 2 5 7 6
2010-11 Buffalo Sabres NHL 8 1 1 2 2 0 -- -- -- -- --
TOTALS NHL 8 1 1 2 2 0 -- -- -- -- --