Tuesday, July 24, 2012

DU Recruit Will Butcher Possible 1st Round Pick

(above) DU recruit Will Butcher checks a Swedish Player
It's been a month since the conclusion of the NHL Entry Draft, but talk has begun on next year’s crop of young players. Next year’s draft class has already been pegged as one of the best in recent memory with highly skilled players at every position. University of Denver recruit Will Butcher is getting some buzz as a possible late first round pick
27. Will Butcher – D – USNTDP - A very skilled offensive defenseman, Butcher has a great first pass out of the zone, hockey sense, and the ability to quarterback a powerplay with keen precision. He has great stickwork that gets him out of trouble and can turn on a dime and explode down the ice.
2013 Recruiting Class 
F Matt Van Voorhis (Sioux Falls, USHL)
F Tyler Pham (Indiana Ice, USHL)
F Brad Hawkinson (Lincoln Stars, USHL)
F Landon Smith (Cedar Rapids, USHL)
F Connor Chatham (U.S. Under-18)
F Ray Pigozzi (Chicago, USHL)
D Will Butcher (U.S. Under-18)
F Cody DePourcq (Penticton, BCHL)
F Trevor Moore (Tri-Cities, USHL)

2014 Recruiting Class 
F Jared Fiegl (U.S. Under-17)
D Gage Ausmus (U.S. Under-18)
F Dylan Gambrell (Colorado Thunderbirds, AAA)
F Garrett Gamez (Tri-Cities, USHL)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lord knows DU has to make up for this year's pathetic recruiting class.

Anonymous said...

Lord knows I hope every single one of them makes you eat your words, you pathetic loser.

Anonymous said...

Lord knows, give the boys a chance before making asinine comments. Jerkwad.

Anonymous said...

I thought from the title that this was a story about how a DU recruit was gonna clobber some possible 1st round pick. But still, sounds optimistic...

Anonymous said...

Lord knows, you'll finish below CC next year.

Anonymous said...

cc fans definitely know something about freshman classes that contribute nothing, however this DU class will be fine (per usual)...

Anonymous said...

Roster is up for the season on the DU website. Missing in action are Arnold, Levin, and Olszewski. Anybody know what their status is? I'm assuming the Danimal is not coming back. Did Arnold and Levin get delayed a year?

Anonymous said...

Per usual....haven't done anything in nearly 10 years.

Anonymous said...

4:50, that's good stuff :-)

dggoddard said...

DU can't post names on the roster until the players are enrolled in school. So, Arnold & Levin will likely show up on the roster once the Fall Quarter starts.

The other Freshmen already on the roster are probably enrolled in summer school.