It's time to put the finishing touches on the 2009-2010 season for the Buffalo Sabres. Here is a complete report card of every single player that played any amount of time with the Sabres this season. The journey will begin with Chris Butler and conclude in almost a month with Thomas Vanek. Thanks to Japers Rink and Mile High Hockey for the inspiration.
#34 / Defenseman / Buffalo Sabres
Oct 27, 1986
2008-2009 Grade: B+
|2009 - Chris Butler||59||1||20||21||-15||22||0||0||0||0||61||1.6|
|Advanced Stats||GP||G/60||A1/60||A2/60||PTS/60||BHN Rating||Qual Comp||Corsi ON||Corsi OFF||Cors /Rel||GAON 60||GAOFF 60|
|2009 - Butler||59||.07||.22||.29||.57||-1.36||-.005||-.43||2.27||-2.7||2.94||2.23|
Key Stat - In 2008-2009 Chris Butler emerged out of nowhere and cemented his spot on the roster this season. He finished last season with a plus-11 rating on a team that missed the playoffs. This season was a complete turnaround for Butler. He finished with a team worst minus-15 rating. Although plus minus can be a misleading stat a look at the advance stats shows that teams were more likely to score when Butler was on the ice, than they were to score when he wasn't.
Interesting Stat - Butler missed 12 games due to injury this season and he missed a 11 regular season games as a healthy scratch. He was a healthy scratch in all six of the Sabres playoff games.
Fun Fact - Butler played his 100th NHL game on 3/26/10 against the hated Ottawa Senators.
Defensive Partners -
- Craig Rivet - 56.14%
- Andrej Sekera - 8.61%
- Tyler Myers - 6.06%