Dan Butler has re-committed to the Saints, signing a one-year contract extension to remain at the club until at least the end of 2022.

The energetic forward hasn’t missed a beat since joining St Kilda, playing all 27 matches since making the move from Richmond at the end of 2019.

The No. 16 had a breakout season in 2020, earning a place in the All-Australian squad and finishing runner-up in last year's Trevor Barker Award.

Head of List Management James Gallagher said extending Butler’s tenure at St Kilda was a priority for the club.

“The influence that Dan has had since joining the club has been evident and it was always our intention to retain his services for 2022 and hopefully well beyond," he said.

“Dan’s speed to create and also defend, as well as his uncanny goal sense, ensures that he is a very important member of our forward line, while his selfless approach to the game makes him a very popular teammate."

03:12 Mins
Published on

2020 Highlights | Dan Butler

Dan Butler ignited the Saints 2020 season with his creative flare and lightning pace. Check out some of the small forwards big moments.

Published on

Butler said he was proud to sign on with the Saints.

“I’m really happy to have signed on for another year,” Butler said.

“We have a really great group of guys who are all committed to constantly growing and getting better.

I’m optimistic about where we’re headed, and I’m stoked to be part of it.

- Dan Butler

Butler was originally selected by Richmond with pick No. 67 in the 2014 National Draft and played 45 games for the Tigers before coming to the Saints.