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Milwaukee signs AHL All-Star Butler

The Milwaukee Admirals have signed right wing Bobby Butler to an American Hockey League contract for the 2017-18 season.

Butler, an AHL All-Star in 2011 and 2013, has tallied 87 goals and 79 assists for 166 points in 221 career AHL contests with the Binghamton Senators, Albany Devils and San Antonio Rampage. He won a Calder Cup with Binghamton in 2011 and played in the AHL All-Star Classic in 2011 (when he was selected All-Star Game MVP) and 2013; he was also named to the All-Star roster in 2015 but was unable to participate in the event.

A native of Marlborough, Mass., Butler has skated in 130 NHL games with Ottawa, New Jersey, Nashville and Florida, totaling 20 goals and 29 assists for 49 points.

Butler spent the last two seasons in Europe, including 50 games in the KHL last year split between Medvescak Zagreb and Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod.

An All-American during his four-year collegiate career at the University of New Hampshire, Butler was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as a senior in 2010.