Senators Buy Out Bobby Butler

The Ottawa Senators announced the buy out of forward Bobby Butler’s contract on Friday afternoon.  The total amount of the buyout totals $400,000 and is able to occur “because he’s under 26 and the organization is allowed to buy out one contract after a player settles an arbitration case.” (courtesy Bruce Garrioch)  With the move, the Senators will have a $75,000 cap hit during the 2012-13 season and a $200,000 hit in 2013-14.

Butler was originally signed by Ottawa on March 29, 2010 after playing with the NCAA’s New Hampshire Wildcats.  The 25 year old showed promise in 2010-11, recording 21 points in 36 games, but was unable to produce despite multiple opportunities in 2011-12.  He finished with a mere 6 goals & 16 points in 56 games.

Bruce Garrioch’s Ottawa Sun article on the Senators placing Butler on waivers

For the team bulletin, click the link.

Butler’s goal vs Montreal on April 7, 2011 – probably his best in a Senator uniform.


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