This afternoon Will Butcher spoke to the media for the first time as a New Jersey Devil.
Yesterday, the Devils and Butcher agreed to terms on a two-year, entry-level contract with an average annual salary of $925,000.
Butcher, 22, spent the past four seasons, 2013-2017, with University of Denver (NCHC). In 2016-17, he led his club as team captain to win the NCAA National Championship as the no. 1 ranked team in the nation. Butcher became the second Pioneer in the school’s history to win the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s top player.
Please find the audio below: