Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
Zach Budish
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
BIRTHDATE: 05/09/1991
AGE: 23
DRAFTED: NSH: 2009-41 overall
Missed majority of 2008-09 (High-MN) due to knee injury in football.

CAREER NOTES: Expected to play his sophomore season at the University of Minnesota in 2010-11… Played in all 39 of Minnesota’s games during his freshman season in 2009-10… Ranked second on the 2009-10 Golden Gophers in penalty minutes (45)… Paced UM in face-off winning percentage in 2009-10 (57.2%)… The Gophers posted a 9-1-1 record when he registered a point vs. a 9-18-1 record when he didn’t reach the scoresheet in 2009-10… Named Red Baron WCHA Rookie of the Week twice in a three-week span after posting three points (1g-2a) in two games Jan. 15-16, 2010, then notching five points (2g-3a) in a pair of games Jan. 29-30, 2010… Took part in the 2009 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp… Missed the 2008-09 Minnesota High School season due to a torn ACL sustained while playing football… Prior to his injury, played 15 games in the Minnesota High School Elite League for Team Southwest, posting 27 points (14g-13a)… Voted 2007-08 Edina High School MVP, helping the team to the 2008 Class AA championship game… A 2008 Associated Press First-Team All-State selection… Led the Hornets in assists (37) and ranked second on the club in points (63) and goals (26) in 2007-08… 2008 Classic Lake All-Conference selection in both hockey and football… Participated in both the Under-17 and Under-18 Five Nations tournaments in the Czech Republic… His father, Kim, played football at the University of Minnesota from 1972-73.