Thursday, February 20, 2014

Defenseman (and Sometimes Forward) Ryan Button Heads To Idaho

Ryan Button is on his way to the Idaho Steelheads this morning as the Stars continue to get healthier. Button is listed as a defenseman but hasn't played in that role very much in the past two weeks. He made himself useful at forward and found it was a solid way to stay in the lineup. He did not play in any of the Stars games this past weekend in either role though.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that defenseman Ryan Button has been reassigned to the Idaho Steelheads, the club's ECHL affiliate.

Button, 22, has played in 26 games this season for Texas, scoring three goals and recording 32 penalty minutes. The Edmonton, Alberta native, who is normally a defenseman, had been converted to forward recently, skating as a left wing for the Stars. Button has also played in 13 ECHL games for Idaho this season and has 11 points (3 goals, 8 assists), a +1 rating and nine penalty minutes. Originally drafted by the Boston Bruins in the third round (86th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Button was acquired by Dallas on July 4, 2013 in a seven-player trade with Boston, along with Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley in exchange for Loui Eriksson, Matt Fraser, Joe Morrow and Reilly Smith.

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