Panthers acquire F Butler from Preds

The Florida Panthers acquired forward Bobby Butler from the Nashville Predators Friday in exchange for defenseman T.J. Brennan.

Butler split last season between New Jersey and Nashville and notched four goals and seven assists in 34 combined games.

The 26-year-old New Hampshire product spent his first three seasons in Ottawa. He played in just two games in 2009-10 before breaking out for career highs in goals (10) and assists (11) in 36 games during the 2010-11 campaign.

Brennan, 24, appeared in 19 games with the Panthers last season and totaled two goals and nine points.

Brennan was drafted 31st overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut with the Sabres in 2011 and has four goals and 11 points over 40 career games with Buffalo and Florida.