The Bruins are proud to announce that Bobby Butler, one the B’s most distinguished alumni, will serve as the team’s Director of Player Development. Bob has signed with the AHL’s Hartford Wolfpack for 2018-19 season and being close to home again affords Bob the opportunity to invest time in the development of the Bruins top prospects.
Bobby played three seasons with the Boston Jr. Bruins of the Eastern Junior Hockey League from 2003–2006, and five seasons with Marlborough High School from 2000–2005, making the varsity team as an eighth-grader. During the 2004–05 season, he helped both his high school team and junior team to championship titles. At MHS, he recorded 284 points in 116 games as well as breaking the school's record in goals scored during his junior year, tallying 58 goals in 25 games.
Bobby was named the UNH Wildcats' co-captain and finished second among all NCAA Division I players in goals in 2009 – 10, scoring 29 for UNH, earning him a nomination as a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the top U.S. college hockey player. On March 24, 2010, he was recognized as the 58th recipient of the Walter Brown Award, which is presented annually to the best American-born college hockey player in New England. Bobby was also selected as Hockey East’s Player of the Year, an All-Hockey East First Team honoree, the Hockey East Player of the month for November, the Hockey East scoring champion, a Hockey East Three Stars Award winner and a 2010 Hockey Humanitarian nominee for his efforts in the community.
He also played formally for the Florida Panthers, Ottawa Senators, New Jersey Devils and Nashville Predators, and won the 2011 Calder Cup championship (American Hockey League) while with the Binghamton Senators. Bobby was also picked to represent the United States of America for Men’s Hockey team at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
“We’re thrilled to have Bob join us in a formal capacity. He’s always been a Junior Bruin and has been great making time for our players in summer camps and skill sessions environments but now it’s great we have a chance to take that to a whole other level naming Bob our Director of Player Development. We’re excited to have Bob start sharing his knowledge and experiences with our players both on and off the ice”, NCDC head coach Mike Anderson. Bob’s father John Butler is an assistant coach with the B’s NCDC squad as well.
Bob will start with the B’s by offering mentoring and on ice skills sessions to our players.
2008 – NCAA Hockey East All-Tournament Team
2010 – NCAA Hockey East Reg. Season Champion
2010 – NCAA New England D1 All Stars
2010 – NCAA New England Most Valuable Player
2010 – Walter Brown Award Winner
2010 – Finalist, Hobey Baker Award
2010 – Hockey East Scoring Champ
2010 – Hockey East All Star First Team
2010 – Hockey East Player of the Year
2010 – NCAA West First All-American Team
2010 – Hockey East Three Stars Award
2011 – Most valuable Player, AHL 2011 All-Star Classic
2011 – AHL All Star Game
2011 – Calder Cup Champion
2011 – AHL Playoffs Most Goals by Rookie (13)
2011 – AHL Playoffs Most Points by Rookie (17)
2011 – AHL Rookie of the Month (November)
2013 – AHL All Star Game
2013 – AHL Player of the Week (Dec 16)
2013 – World Championship Bronze Medal Team USA
2015 – AHL All Star Game
2018 – 2018 USA Men’s Olympic Hockey team - South Korea