Zach Budish Assigned to Cincinnati

Zach Budish has 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) in 6 games this season for the Admirals. He’s now set to join the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL – a team that he played 16 games and 24 playoff games with at the end of last season.

The Milwaukee Admirals announced this afternoon that Zach Budish will be assigned to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL. This roster move comes as a result of the addition of Rich Clune to the Admirals after he cleared waivers and joined the team yesterday.

Budish has 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) in 6 games this season with the Admirals. He has performed on the team’s fourth line with Joe Pendenza and Frederick Gaudreau. He’ll be joining a Cyclones team that he played 16 games with at the end of last season and scored 9 points (3 goals, 6 assists). Budish also was with the Cyclones for their outstanding playoff run, played in 24 playoff games, scored 11 points (6 goals, 5 assists), and came up just short of winning the Kelly Cup with Cincinnati.

As for Clune, expect him to factor into this weekend’s games against the Chicago Wolves. He has 275 games of AHL experience to his name. His last career AHL game was with the Manchester Monarchs on 1/11/13. He had four shots on goal in that game and, interestingly enough, a two-minute penalty for diving to go along with a play where he was slashed by Tim Sestito.

Thought’s on this roster move? Was Zach Budish the right candidate to be assigned to the ECHL to make room for Rich Clune? What are your expectations of Clune’s time with the Admirals?

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7 thoughts on “Zach Budish Assigned to Cincinnati”

  1. I have never been impressed with Budish so I think the choice is fine. It’s not that he makes bad plays all the time, you just never see anything special.

    As for Clune, I honestly think he could be with the Ads the rest of the season. What reason does Nashville have to bring him back up? And he’s on a two-way contact so the money out the door to pay him is less than if he’s up. And no other team is going to trade anyone for him otherwise they would have claimed him off waivers.

  2. Fan covered the topic well. If Clune is a good skater, he will play a lot in Milwaukee. If not, we will see more of Liambis.

  3. Clune is on a one way contract, worth 850K for both this season and next, according to CapGeek .Forsberg, Jarnkrok, and Jones I believe are the only Preds on 2 way deals.

  4. Ah yes, you are right. I should have checked. I was thinking of last season. No matter, the Preds still have no reason to bring him back up.

  5. A guy scores 3 points in 6 games from the fourth line…. that’s pretty damn good. He’s not flashy but does everything skill-wise to make a team win, he does the dirty work, is strong on the puck, smart with the puck, creates great screens, crashes the net like a ton of bricks, and is incredibly valuable in ways that fans who have never played the game don’t appreciate. You can’t have flashy scorers without guys who take care of the puck, make smart plays, and pass unselfishly. A loss for the Ads.

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