Will Butcher, who will be playing for the next two seasons in the National Team Development Program, committed to the University of Denver yesterday.
Butcher was recruited by the University of Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Colorado College, before selecting DU.
"In the hockey-is-a-small-world-department, Butcher is the son of Joe Butcher, who was a teammate of Denver assistant coach Steve Miller at Sun Prairie High School. Butcher – and Miller, too – went on to play for the Madison Capitols (USHL) in the mid-‘80s. That franchise, now defunct, was coached at the time by Bob Suter and had present CC coach Scott Owens as an assistant. Joe Butcher went on to play for Mark Mazzoleni at Wisconsin-Stevens Point, during the Pointers run of four straight NCAA Div. III National Championships."