Syd Butler is the bassist for Les Savy Fav, a New York-based band considered widely regarded as the godfathers of the independent rock music scene. Butler founded the Frenchkiss Records label, with the intent to release the band’s albums, and has since signed more than 35 bands, including the Hold Steady, Thunderbirds Are Now and the Dodos. Syd has rooted for his hometown Washington Capitals since he was a young boy.
He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.
— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter