Blackburn HAWKS are delighted to announce the return of Chris Butler for the remainder of this season. The defenceman has suffered several injuries over the past few seasons but was able to play a part in helping the team win the NIHL N1 Playoff title last year – the team’s first ever silverware.

Head Coach Jared Owen said: “Butler is a big solid d-man who will add some real depth and strength to our line-up.

“He’s got a very high level of fitness and we have been missing his simple no nonsense style on the blue line. He’s also a very strong skater, who makes the simple play out of defence and possesses a very good shot that will be a real asset on the power play.

“Chris has been working hard all summer with a physio to ensure he was fit and ready for this season and I am delighted to welcome him back into the team.”

The Hawks are currently in negotiations with more players who will add quality to the line-up and the team hope to have some announcements very soon.

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