Nearing the end of training camp for the upcoming season, offense of Zagreb representative in the KHL became richer for a top winger. Calder Cup Champion, World Championship’s bronze medalist and a class NHL player, Bobby Butler is a new member of Medvescak.
“Bobby is a speedy winger that has a great scoring touch. He's a proven scorer at every level and should come in and be a top 6 winger for us,” Aaron Fox, Medvescak’s Sports Director said while announcing the signing.
Butler, born in Marlborough, USA, started his professional career after graduating from University of Hampshire where he captained the team in his final year. His first NHL experience was with the Ottawa Senators who signed him to a two year contract.
With Ottawa’s farm team, Binghamton Senators he won the Calder Cup in 2010/11 season, his first playing as a pro. He scored 13 goals (17 points) in 23 games of the playoffs.
Two years later, after leaving Ottawa, he played for the New Jersey Devils, Nashville Predators and Florida Panthers in a total of 130 games while tallying 49 points.
In 2013 he was invited to join Team USA at the World Championship and he build in 4 points in eight games to win the bronze.
In his last season in North America, this right winger with fine hands and playmaking abilities, was a member of San Antonio Rampage.
Last season was his first on European ice, in SHL playing for MODO.