The Langley Rivermen have acquired former Vernon Vipers
forward Ben Butcher from the Surrey Eagles.
The Vipers acquired Butcher from the Chilliwack Chiefs on June 2nd 2014 for future considerations. Butcher never played a game with Vernon was traded along with Demico Hannoun to the Surrey Eagles on June 9th 2014 for future considerations. This trade completed the Vernon-Surrey trade from January where the Vipers sent forward Chase McMurphy & Future Considerations to Surrey for Brett Mulcahy & Future Considerations on January 6th 2014.
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Rivermen Acquire Butcher from Eagles
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - Submitted by Kevin Berar
Township of Langley, BC (Tuesday, October 21, 2014) – The Langley Rivermen have acquired forward Ben Butcher from the Surrey Eagles in exchange for future considerations.
The nineteen year old from Bellingham, Washington is familiar with the Rivermen, having played for the team in 2012-13. Butcher suited up in 54 games that season, scoring 18 points (10G, 8A) and 41 penalty minutes.
“We are excited to add Ben to our roster at this point of his career,” said Head Coach and General Manager Bobby Henderson. “Over the past two seasons Ben has worked hard to round out his game and focused on becoming a complete player. He’s made some impressive improvements this off-season which we believe will help him take his game to another level. Ben is a creative playmaker and adds another skilled stick to the offence.”
Last season, Butcher played for the Chilliwack Chiefs, where he compiled a career-high 31 points in 57 games. He has played 11 games for the Eagles this season, scoring seven points along with 14 penalty minutes.
Butcher is the brother of former BCHL standout Matt Butcher and son of former Vancouver Canuck defenseman Garth Butcher.