The Denver Post is reporting that Chris Butler and the Buffalo Sabres have agreed to a deal. Butler leaving DU for NHL
"It was tough," said Butler, who was drafted by the Sabres in the fourth round in 2005. "I've enjoyed every minute at Denver. And the guys and the coaching staff — everyone, from the strength coach to the administrators — are very special to me." Named to the All-America second team Friday, Butler was the Pioneers' best defenseman and two-way player. He had 17 points (three goals) this season, and had a team-high 110 blocked shots and a plus-10 rating. He was the quarterback on the No. 1 power-play unit and a key penalty killer. He also led DU in minutes per game.