EVERETT, Wash. – The Everett Silvertips (@WHLSilvertips), proud member of the Western Hockey League, and general manager Garry Davidson announced today that the club has recalled right winger Dawson Butt from the Everett Jr. Silvertips 16UAAA club (NAPHL).
Butt, a native of Buckley, Wash., made his WHL debut earlier this season and has suited up in a pair of games with the Silvertips. He became the third player raised and trained in the state to sign with the Silvertips (May 16, 2016) since September 2015, joining defenseman Wyatte Wylie and forward Sean Mallonee. He was originally selected by the Silvertips in the sixth round (118th overall) of the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft.
This season, he was tied for the club lead in playoff scoring with six points in four games, helping the 16U club advance to the regional finals in the postseason. Under head coach and former NHL forward Turner Stevenson, the 6-foot-1 and 200 pound winger led the Jr. Silvertips this season with 29 points and 18 goals in 22 regular season games, additionally suiting up with the Silvertips in four WHL preseason games while tallying one assist.
Butt, a 2000-born forward, led the Sno-King Under-16 program last season with 76 points (43g-33a) in 60 games and tallied a +45 rating.
Dawson’s father, Jamie, suited up for four WHL seasons (1992-96) with the Tacoma and Kelowna Rockets, posting 41 points and 514 penalty minutes in 156 career games followed by two seasons with the Tacoma Sabercats (WCHL) as an 11th round selection in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft of the New York Rangers.
The Silvertips, one point back of the U.S. Division lead with four games to play, visit the Kelowna Rockets on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. (1380 AM / 95.3 FM / Tips App). Ticket specials are available at www.everettsilvertips.com/ticketpromos.
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