Free-agent forward Jimmy Vesey chose dirty-water dogs, Broadway lights and the New York Rangers. Free agent goalie Cal Petersen opted for the film industry, Sunset Boulevard and the Los Angeles Kings. For Sabres fans, let’s hope with defenseman Will Butcher, the third time is the charm and he opts for chicken wings, Canalside and the blue and gold of Buffalo. The Hobey Baker Award-winning defenseman became a free agent at midnight Tuesday night. According to the Denver Post, Butcher is scheduled to meet with three teams: the Sabres, the New Jersey Devils and the Vegas Golden Knights. Do You Know the Butcher, Man? Butcher will not be signing with the team that selected him in the fifth round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft–the Colorado Avalanche. Avs general manager Joe Sakic met with the 5-foot-10 lefty defenseman after he captained the Denver University Pioneers to a Frozen Four NCAA title; however, Butcher stated he wasn’t interested in a deal with the organization. He turned down their entry level contract offer.
Sabres to Meet With Will Butcher
The Hockey Writers | Aug 16