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Flames sign Chris Butler & Chad Billins

Friday, 05.07.2013 / 4:05 PM / Calgary Flames Transactions
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Flames sign Chris Butler & Chad Billins

CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed defenceman Chris Butler to a one year contract and Chad Billins to a one year, two-way entry level deal.

Butler played 44 games with the Flames this season netting one goal and seven assists for eight points along with 19 penalty minutes in his second season in Calgary.

Contract Terms: One-year, one-way contract with an AAV of US $1,700,000 per season.

CHRIS BUTLER – DEFENCE

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

HEIGHT: 6’1’’ WEIGHT: 200 lbs.

SHOOTS: Left

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

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

 SEASON
 TEAM
 LEAGUE
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
 2011-12
 Calgary Flames
 NHL
68 2 13 15 34 -9 -- -- -- -- --
 2012-13
 Calgary Flames
 NHL
44 1 7 8 19 -10 -- -- -- -- --
 2012-13
 Karlskrona HK
 Swe-1
5 0 0 0 8 -3 -- -- -- -- --
 TOTALS
 NHL
267 8 51 59 119 -18 7 0 1 1 10

 

Billins, a native of Marysville, Michigan, is coming off a Calder Cup championship as a member of the Grand Rapids Griffins. In 76 games this season, the defenceman netted 10 goals and 27 assists for 37 points along with 40 penalty minutes.

Contract Terms: One-year two-way contract US $832,500 / US $70,000 with an Average Annual Value of $925,000 per season.

CHAD BILLINS - DEFENCE

BORN: Marysville, MI DATE: May 26, 1989

HEIGHT: 5’10’’ WEIGHT: 175 lbs.

SHOOTS: Left

HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent on July 5, 2013

 SEASON
 TEAM
 LEAGUE
GP G A PTS PIM +/- GP G A PTS PIM
 2005-06
 Alpena IceDiggers
 NAHL
1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
 2006-07
 Alpena IceDiggers
 NAHL
61 7 18 25 98 -- -- -- -- -- --
 2007-08
 Waterloo Black Hawks
 USHL
60 10 26 36 81 4 11 5 4 9 0
 2008-09
 Ferris State University
 CCHA
27 2 9 11 38 -- -- -- -- -- --
 2009-10
 Ferris State University
 CCHA
40 3 8 11 26 -- -- -- -- -- --
 2010-11
 Ferris State University
 CCHA
39 5 11 16 20 -- -- -- -- -- --
 2011-12
 Ferris State University
 CCHA
43 7 22 29 24 -- -- -- -- -- --
 2012-13
 Grand Rapids Griffins
 AHL
76 10 27 37 40 4 24 2 12 14 12
 TOTALS
 AHL
76 10 27 37 40 4 24 2 12 14 12
 CCHA
149 17 50 67 108 -- -- -- -- -- --