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Predators sign Budish to two-year contract

Wednesday, 04.03.2013 / 7:06 PM / News

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Predators sign Budish to two-year contract
The Nashville Predators on Wednesday reportedly signed power-forward Zach Budish, their 2009 second-round draft choice, to a professional contract.

The Nashville Predators have signed power forward Zach Budish, their 2009 second-round draft choice, the team announced Wednesday.

Budish, who had one year of eligibility remaining at the University of Minnesota, signed a two-year, two-way deal worth $1.15 million.

He is the second player from the Gophers to sign a two-year deal with an NHL team in the past two days. Undrafted defenseman Nate Schmidt inked a two-year deal with the Washington Capitals on Tuesday. Forward Nick Bjugstad, a first-round pick by the Florida Panthers in 2010, also signed a three-year entry-level deal Wednesday.

Budish finished his junior season with 36 points, including 14 goals, 22 assists and a plus-17 rating in 40 games. The 6-foot-3, 214-pound player, who was selected No. 41 in the 2009 NHL Draft, had 35 goals and 94 points in 129 career games with the Gophers.

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