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Garth Butcher

Born:January 8, 1963Draft:1981 Canucks 10th Overall
Hometown:Regina, SaskatchewanPosition:Defense
Known For:Shoots:Right
National Team:CanadaCurrent Status:Retired

Garth Butcher (born January 8, 1963) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenseman. Butcher was a top prospect as a junior player and was a member of the first Canadian team to win gold at the world junior championship. Butcher played in the National Hockey League for 14 seasons, from 1981–82 to 1994–95, mostly with the Vancouver Canucks.

Garth Butcher Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
March 5, 1991Vancouver CanucksDan QuinnSt. Louis BluesFifth-Round Pick
(Brian Loney)
Geoff Courtnall
Robert Dirk
Sergio Momesso
Cliff Ronning
January 23, 1994St. Louis BluesBob Bassen
Ron Sutter
Quebec Nordiques logoDenis Chasse
Steve Duchesne
June 28, 1994Quebec Nordiques logoFirst-Round Pick
(Nolan Baumgartner)
Mats Sundin
Todd Warriner
Toronto Maple LeafsFirst-Round Pick
(Jeffrey Kealty)
Wendel Clark
Sylvain Lefebvre
Landon Wilson

Deeper Dive


  • WHL First Team All-Star (1981, 1982)
  • IIHF U20 World Juniors Gold Medal (1982)
  • NHL All-Star Game (1993)