Per ECHL Transactions, the Milwaukee Admirals have signed former second round draft pick of the Nashville Predators Zach Budish to a PTO contract from the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL. Budish’s entire professional playing career has taken place under the Predators minor league affiliate’s banner.
Budish almost needs no introduction. He has 93 games of AHL experience and all of those games have taken place with the Admirals. Even for the Cincinnati readership that became familiarized with him during his time in the organization know him well – and recently. Budish signed an ECHL contract with the Cyclones this past off-season. He has 18 points (7 goals, 11 assists) in 19 games for the Cyclones this season.
The man with the biggest head in Milwaukee now only has one thing left to do. Recently returning face Vinny Saponari couldn’t wear his old #74 because Juuse Saros has it so he took Budish’s old #24. Will Budish get to wear his old number this weekend? My guess, knowing the equipment and business side of things, is probably not due to the fact Saponari’s uniforms have already been prepared and that’d be a lot of money and hassle over a pair of PTO signed players.