Junior Griffin Butler to Retire with Medical Disqualification from Concussions
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Junior Griffin Butler has been removed from the Alabama hockey program’s roster as a medical disqualification. Butler had not yet seen the ice through six games this season and was officially removed from the roster ahead of last weekend’s games against Canisius.
Butler has been ailed by multiple concussions in his career at Alabama. Prior to this season he missed eight games last year with prolonged concussion-like symptoms.
Butler will remain with the program in his officer and staff role, overseeing game day experience and the team’s volunteer staff. He played 45 games over two years for Alabama and recorded 11 points (3 G, 8 A) including a career-best three goals last season.
“He’s a phenomenal kid,” head coach Kyle Richards said. “It was a pleasure coaching him. He’s such a hard worker and great teammate. We wish him all the best.”