He is currently injured, perhaps he will not play this season – but the Grizzlies Wolfsburg will continue to rely on future defender Ryan Button. The 29-year-old prematurely extended his contract with DEL23 to two years by 2023.
“Ryan is a very reliable, strong defender in running, who also expresses his versatile qualities in special teams,” praised Grizzles manager Charlie Fligoff. “Unfortunately, he will be out for a long time due to his injury. But we know that we have Joe at Ryan and we are very happy that we will add him to our team for the next two seasons.”
“Buttsie”, as she is called, has been a khaki for almost two years. In its first season, the German-Canadian played 34 games due to only one injury, but recorded two goals and an impressive 13 during his time there. Button was on ice in 22 games for Lower Saxony in the current season and had nine scoreless points (one goal, eight assists) with +10 and the best plus-minus balance for Lower Saxony. Evidence of his importance in coach Pat Cortina’s team.
After Stance in Canada and the United States, Button moved to Germany in 2014 and initially played for the Eroslohan Roosters for three years (163 games, 16 goals, 53 assists). The 29-year-old then wore an EHC Red Bull Munich jersey for two years and became the German champion in 2018. From 2017 to 2019, Button was on the ice 132 times for Bayern and recorded nine goals and 31 assists.
Grizzlies contract term at a glance
Tor: Dustin Strahlmeier (2022) Chet Picard (2022); Defence: Dominic Bitner (2023), Armin Vroom (2022), Janik Moser (2023), Steven Rabe (2023), Julian Melchiori (2022), Philip Brugiser (2022), Ryan Button (2023); Sturm: Sebastian Furchaner (2022), Toto Reich (2022), Gerrit Fauser (2023), Valentin Bush (2023), Jan Nijenheis (2022), Phil Hungerker (2022), Fabio Pfohl (2022), Spencer Machacek (2022).