April 1, 2013

Hangin' Out With ... Predators winger Bobby Butler

By Jesse Connolly

Bobby Butler (Marlborough, Mass.) has four points through his first 10 games as a Predator. (Getty Images)

Editor's Note: Bobby Butler was placed on waivers by the New Jersey Devils and claimed by the Nashville Predators after New England Hockey Journal went to press.

What’s the coolest piece of hockey memorabilia you own?
“I’ve got a Joe Sakic jersey I got last year for my birthday. It’s signed by him.”

If you had to pick one reality show to go on, which would it be?
“I’d go with ‘Survivor.’ ”

If you could hang out with any celebrity, who would it be?
“It’d have to be Taylor Kitsch from ‘Friday Night Lights.’ ”

What kind of car do you drive?
“An Audi.”

What teammate has the worst taste in music?
“It’s Adam Larsson. He likes Taylor Swift.”

What’s the coolest/funniest nickname anyone’s ever given you?
“Bones, ’cause I’m so skinny.”

If someone made a movie about your life, who would you want to play you?
Ryan Gosling

What teammate has had the biggest influence on your career?
“Jason Spezza helped me out a lot in Ottawa.”

If forced to do karaoke, what song would you pick?
“Gavin DeGraw, ‘I Don’t Want to Be’ ”

If it weren’t for hockey, what would your dream job be?
“Probably something in the movies. Directing or being a film writer.”


Movie: “Money Talks” with Chris Tucker

Band/artist: Kenny Chesney

TV show: “Friday Night Lights”

Road city: “Vancouver’s really nice”

NHL player growing up:
Joe Sakic

Restaurant: First Edition Pub in Marlboro, Mass.

Video game: (Madden) NFL 99

Store: Apple

Casino game: Blackjack


Home red or road white jersey: Home red

Street clothes or suit and tie: Street clothes

“Modern Family,” “Sons of Anarchy” or “The Walking Dead”: Sons of Anarchy

Letterman, Leno or Conan: Conan

Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks or Tim Horton’s: Dunks


Skates: Bauer

Gloves: Reebok

Stick: Reebok

Helmet: CCM

This article originally appeared in the March 2013 issue of New England Hockey Journal.

Twitter: @JesseNEHJ
Email: jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com