Ryan Button (D)
Enters his third professional season in 2013-14. Button was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the third round (86th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He signed an amateur tryout contract (ATO) with the Providence Bruins and then made his pro debut on March 29, 2011 at the Portland Pirates. Button recorded his first career pro point with an assist on April 9, 2011 at Springfield and after the season ended he signed a three-year entry level contract with Boston on May 4, 2011. He scored his first pro goal and added an assist on January 6, 2012 while playing for the ECHL’s Reading Royals at the Chicago Express. Button made his Calder Cup Playoff debut with Providence on May 11, 2013 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. He was acquired by Dallas in a trade with Boston on July 4, 2013 along with Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley in exchange for Loui Eriksson, Matt Fraser, Joe Morrow and Reilly Smith. Button played four seasons of major junior hockey in the WHL with the Prince Albert Raiders and the Seattle Thunderbirds. In 264 career WHL games he scored 113 points (16 goals, 97 assists) and had 168 penalty minutes. Button played for Canada-Pacific at the 2008 World U-17 Hockey Challenge in Ontario, reaching the semifinals before losing to the United States 3-2 and then fell in the bronze medal game to Canada-West 9-6.