The Langley Rivermen have sent forward Ben Butcher (1995 born) to the Chilliwack Chiefs for future considerations. The deal sees Butcher go to the same organization where his brother Matt spent three seasons under Harvey Smyl and was even drafted to the Vancouver Canucks in 2005.
The Bellingham native had a very up and down campaign with the ‘Men and finished with 10 goals and 8 assists in 54 games. Butcher will be most remembered for scoring five goals in his first four BCHL games including potting a hat-trick (and 2 assists) in the home opener on September 22nd.
The Chiefs are getting a young, skilled forward that is still growing into his 6 foot 2, 190 pound frame. The potential of him being a consistent goal scorer in this league is there, but it is a matter of doing it on a nightly basis, which I would bet is a goal of his going into next season.
Butcher was a great person off the ice and the entire Rivermen organization would like to thank him for his efforts and wish him the best of luck in Chilliwack!