50 Players, 50 Days: Ryan Butt
April 15, 2020
During the current and unforeseen cancelation of the 2019-20 season, the players in the NA3HL saw their seasons cut prematurely short. In some cases, players saw their junior hockey careers come to an end as well. However, the NA3HL got together a decided to highlight some of those players, who were born in 1999 and were in their final season of playing junior hockey.
As a result, we present a new series entitled: 50 players, 50 days
50 players in 50 days will select 50 players from each of the 34 NAHL teams this past season that were born in 1999, who are currently uncommitted, and deserve some recognition during their time spent playing and developing in the NA3HL. Over the course of the next 50 days, we will take time out to look at their accomplishments, review their season, and provide some background on their NA3HL careers. Players will be initially highlighted in alphabetical order by team. Enjoy!
Ryan Butt, Forward, Milwaukee Power
After starting the season with Louisiana and leaving in November, Milwaukee Power forward Ryan Butt, 20, hit his stride with the Power to finish with totals of 15 goals and 19 assists for 34 points in 42 games.
Despite posting just a goal and three helpers in 16 games with the Drillers, Butt became a key contributor for the Power, logging more than a point per game in Milwaukee en route to 14 goals, 16 assists and 30 points in just 26 outings.
The 5-foot-10, 153-pound Chicago-native finished third in team scoring, despite playing 14 fewer games than the fourth highest-scoring Power skater.
Butt plied his trade with Marist High in the Illinois High School Hockey system from 2015-17, playing 40 games and notching 11 points in that span before moving on to the Chicago Hawks 18U organization. There, he posted 11 points in 47 games before spending time with the Casper Bobcats in 2018-19 and joining the Drillers ahead of the 2019-20 season.