Ryan Button – The Forgotten Piece
Ryan Button was a third-round pick of the Bruins in 2009. After playing for two seasons in the WHL, Button was seen as a potential offensive-defenseman, despite being used in a defensive role throughout his career. Button never ended up making it to the NHL with Boston, spending time split between the Providence Bruins in the AHL, as well as the Reading Royals and South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL.
When Button was traded to the Stars, it was a potential new start for him as well. At just 21 years old, he was still just starting his career in hopes of making an NHL roster someday. Button ended up playing in 26 games with the Texas Stars in the AHL the year he was traded, as well as 33 games with the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL. After the conclusion of his contract that season, Button signed with the Iserlohn Roosters in Germany. He’s been playing in Germany ever since and has compiled 16 goals and 72 points in 147 games. It’s unclear if he’ll ever get his chance to play in the NHL, but as of now, he seems destined to be the forgotten piece of the deal that sent Seguin to Dallas.