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New Jersey Devils

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
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Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
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Player Updates

March 5, 2020 03:36 PM
Devils' Will Butcher: Done for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butcher has undergone surgery for ruptured right thumb ligaments and will require 3-to-4 months to recover, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

Butcher's injury will end his 2019-20 campaign prematurely, one that saw his production rate stabilize after a significant drop from his rookie campaign. The third-year blueliner compiled four goals and 17 assists over 56 games played, but he saw a career-low 1:18 of power-play ice time on average. That drop in usage with the extra man could signal another drop in his expected production heading into 2020-21.

February 24, 2020 02:12 PM
Devils' Will Butcher: Ruled out of road trip
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butcher (upper body) has been ruled out of the Devils' upcoming five-game road trip, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

Butcher has already been sidelined for nearly a week with his upper-body injury, and he'll now have to wait for a March 6 matchup with St. Louis for his next opportunity to rejoin the lineup. Colton White will continue to round out New Jersey's depth at defense until Butcher is cleared to play.

February 22, 2020 12:40 PM
Devils' Will Butcher: Can't go Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butcher (upper body) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Capitals, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

Butcher will miss a second straight game, allowing Dakota Mermis to enter the lineup and play on the second pairing. There isn't a clear timeline on the 25-year-old Butcher's return, but he could play Tuesday versus the Red Wings.

February 20, 2020 11:00 AM
Devils' Will Butcher: Unavailable against Sharks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butcher is dealing with an upper-body injury that will see him miss Thursday's clash with San Jose, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

Butcher needs just one more goal to match his career high (five) set back in 2017-18 but remains bogged down in a 23-game goalless streak. With just 21 points on the year, the 24-year-old won't be topping the 40-point mark any time soon, though he could challenge for 30 again if he avoids a lengthy absence.

February 18, 2020 10:12 PM
Devils' Will Butcher: Early exit Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butcher played only two shifts in the first period of Tuesday's game against the Blues, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

It's unclear what happened to Butcher to force him from the game, but he did block a shot in his limited appearance. If Butcher is forced to miss time, the Devils will likely need to call up a blueliner from AHL Binghamton unless Sami Vatanen (undisclosed) is ready to return for Thursday's game against the Sharks.

February 6, 2020 11:52 AM
Devils' Will Butcher: Sets up score in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butcher posted an assist and two blocked shots across 22:32 of ice time in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss to Montreal.

Butcher is starting to heat up on New Jersey's blue line, as he's accrued seven assists and a plus-4 rating over the last nine games. The 25-year-old is a flaky fantasy play because his shot volume remains low, and he's posted 19 points over 49 games. Still, he's worth keeping an eye on in redraft leagues.

January 12, 2020 12:08 AM
Devils' Will Butcher: Snaps six-game point drought
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butcher set up two goals Saturday in a 5-1 win over Washington.

He snapped a six-game point drought with the helpers. Butcher has really struggled to live up to the hype of his 44-point rookie campaign. That doesn't mean it isn't in him to repeat it. It just means Butcher needs a stronger supporting cast around him to help it emerge. And right now, that's not how we'd describe the Devils.

December 31, 2019 12:56 PM
Devils' Will Butcher: Will play Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butcher (undisclosed) will be in the lineup against the Bruins on Tuesday, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.

Butcher's return to the lineup will see Connor Carrick relegated to the press box. The 24-year-old Butcher will look to keep rolling after notching three points in his last five contests.

December 31, 2019 11:08 AM
Devils' Will Butcher: Game-time call Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butcher (undisclosed) is officially considered a game-time decision versus the Bruins on Tuesday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

Butcher told reporters Monday that he was ready to go, but interim coach Alain Nasreddine clarified that a decision would be made after warmups. The defenseman notched three points in his last five outings, including a power-play assist, and could be a solid value play if he suits up. If Butcher can't give it a go, Mirco Mueller would slot into a spot on the blue line.

December 30, 2019 01:00 PM
Devils' Will Butcher: Slated to play Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butcher (undisclosed) relayed he's ready to go Tuesday against the Bruins, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

The report didn't confirm that Butcher would be in the lineup, but it's unlikely he's held out of the lineup. The 24-year-old has generated four goals and 12 points over 35 games this year. Butchers' averaging 18:14 per game, but he continues to log consistent power-play minutes as well.

December 28, 2019 01:32 PM
Devils' Will Butcher: Won't travel with team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butcher (undisclosed) is ruled out for Sunday's road game against the Senators, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

Butcher exited in the third period of Friday's loss to the Maple Leafs and didn't return, and he won't be able to travel to Ottawa on Sunday. His absence leaves the Devils with just six healthy defensemen for Sunday's contest, so they may need to recall a depth player from AHL Binghamton.

December 28, 2019 01:00 PM
Devils' Will Butcher: Picks up mystery injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butcher (undisclosed) hardly played in the third period of Friday's game against the Maple Leafs, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

Per Stein, interim head coach Alain Nasreddine said Butcher didn't break anything. The defenseman skated only 9:18 in the contest. An update on Butcher should be made available prior to the Devils' next game, which is Sunday in Ottawa.

December 24, 2019 12:00 AM
Devils' Will Butcher: Posts assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butcher provided an assist and three hits in Monday's 7-1 win over the Blackhawks.

Butcher found John Hayden for the tally at 10:40 of the second period, which gave the Devils a 4-1 lead at the time. Over the last four games, Butcher has a goal and two helpers. He's up to 12 points, 40 shots on goal and 45 blocked shots through 34 contests.

December 19, 2019 11:12 AM
Devils' Will Butcher: Earns assist in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butcher registered a power-play assist in Wednesday's 3-1 victory over Anaheim.

Despite averaging 1:28 of ice time with the man advantage this season, Wednesday's helper was Butcher's first power-play point of the 2019-20 campaign. The Wisconsin native continues to struggle offensively and could be in danger of missing the 30-point mark for the first time in his young career. At this point, the 24-year-old's inconsistency makes him a mid-range fantasy option at best.

November 13, 2019 10:40 PM
Devils' Will Butcher: Notches second goal of 2019-20
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butcher scored a goal on his lone shot and logged a team-leading 24:55 of ice time in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to Ottawa.

Butcher roofed a shot past Craig Anderson from the left faceoff dot to give the Devils a 2-1 lead late in the first period. It was his first goal in almost exactly a month, snapping a stretch of eight games without finding the net. With only six points in 15 games, it's been a been of a disappointing start to the season for Butcher, who totaled 74 points over his first two NHL seasons.

November 8, 2019 02:32 AM
Devils' Will Butcher: Picks apple
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butcher registered an assist and two blocked shots in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Flames.

The defenseman had the secondary assist on Jack Hughes' opening goal. Butcher has only five points in 13 games this year, but all five have come in the last seven contests. The 24-year-old has added just 15 blocked shots and 10 shots on goal -- the lack of non-scoring production makes it difficult to justify rostering Butcher in most fantasy formats.

October 31, 2019 09:28 AM
Devils' Will Butcher: Two points in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butcher collected a pair of even-strength assists in Wednesday's 7-6 overtime loss to the Lightning

Butcher missed New Jersey's last two games but returned to the Devils' lineup for Wednesday night's barn burner. The two assists were his second and third points of the campaign. It's been a bit of a slow start to the year for the 24-year-old defenseman, but Butcher's performance against Tampa Bay, albeit in a loss, will give him confidence moving forward.

October 29, 2019 01:32 PM
Devils' Will Butcher: Ready to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butcher will slot back into the lineup for Wednesday's game against Tampa Bay, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

Butcher will hope to get going Wednesday following a two-game absence, as he's had a slow start to the season, notching just one goal and zero helpers through his first seven games. The 24-year-old has been relegated to a bottom-pairing role and isn't seeing much time on the man advantage, so unless that changes, he can be ignored in most fantasy formats.

October 25, 2019 04:48 PM
Devils' Will Butcher: Activated off injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butcher (upper body) was taken off injured reserve Friday, but won't be in the lineup against Arizona.

Butcher was in attendance at Friday's practice session which, combined with his activation off IR, would seem to indicate he will be good to go versus Tampa Bay on Wednesday. Once cleared to play, the Sun Prairie, Wisconsin native figures to bump Matt Tennyson from the lineup and should see around 19-20 minutes of ice time per game.

October 25, 2019 11:08 AM
Devils' Will Butcher: Not ready to return Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butcher (upper body) will miss Friday's game against the Coyotes, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.

Butcher remains on injured reserve and isn't ready to get back to game action. The Devils don't play again until Oct. 30, so perhaps he'll be ready to return for that game against the Lightning.

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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2017-18New Jersey81539441301000
2018-19New Jersey7842630-17101000
2019-20New Jersey5641721-8001000
215138295-244030
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2017-18New Jersey885.71301:121679214:244:008004
2018-19New Jersey1083.71503:251804216:0410:1418014
2019-20New Jersey626.51003:22126972:3512:316003
2585.03807:594752503:0326:45320111
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2017-18New Jersey51340100000
51340100000
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2017-18New Jersey714.390:4310621:380:000000
714.390:4310621:380:000000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/190
Birthdate:
1/6/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Sun Prairie, WI
Team:
New Jersey Devils
School:

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