This weeks Providence Profile is all about defenseman Ryan Button. 21 year-old Button was selected in the 2009 entry draft by the Boston Bruins in the 3rd round (86th) overall. So Button has been in the Boston system for a few years and will be for at least two more years. His name might not sound familiar but don’t forget as Button has been referenced by Hockey’s Future as the best Bruins defensive prospect not named Dougie Hamilton.
Button made his AHL debut in the 2010-2011 season playing in seven games with the Providence Bruins. In limited ice-time he managed 1 assist and 2 PMS. This past season, Button split time between Providence and the Bruins ECHL affiliate, the Reading Royals. Between the two teams, he was in 58 games tallying 1 goal, 7 assists, and 30 PMS. What those stats say to me is that Button is willing to get physical when necessary.
Here’s a highlight reel of Button from the 2011 Boston Bruins development camp:
(He’s number 78!)
When Button was just starting out he played for the Prince Albert Raiders of the WHL so take a look at one of his fights during that time (He’s in the white jersey):
This has been another Providence Profile. Check back next week for a profile on Carter Camper!