Zach Budish

Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 218
Birth Place: Edina, Minnesota
Draft: 2009 2nd round (41st pick) by the
Shoots: R
  • NBC Sports

    Preds’ Ellis says he underwent ‘minor procedure’ after Stanley Cup Final

    Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis made an appearance on a Hamilton, Ont., television station Wednesday, sporting a large brace running almost the full length of his right leg. Ellis left Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final with an undisclosed injury and didn’t return in what was a blowout loss to the Penguins. During his appearance on CHCH, Ellis said he had a “minor procedure” done on his right leg.

  • Central Division free-agency preview

    Central Division free-agency preview

    Andrew Knoll The Chicago Blackhawks won the Central Division last year, only to be swept in the first round by the Nashville Predators. That propelled the Preds from 16th-seeded squad to Stanley Cup finalist. Meanwhile, the St. Louis Blues look to retool on the fly after handing the Minnesota Wild a first-round upset loss. (Free agents are unrestricted unless otherwise noted.) Chicago Blackhawks Notable free agents: D Johnny Oduya, D Brian Campbell, G Anton Forsberg (RFA), RW Tomas Jurco (RFA) Needs: The Blackhawks made big changes following their premature exit from the playoffs. They still need to strengthen their defense, but a challenging cap predicament must be resolved first. Cap space:

  • ACM honors Bridgestone Arena and Ryman Auditorium
    The Tennessean

    ACM honors Bridgestone Arena and Ryman Auditorium

    The Academy of Country Music named Bridgestone Arena and the Ryman Auditorium as the Large and Small venues of the year, respectively.  In a news release Tuesday, the ACM released the full list of honorees who "contribute so much to the artistry, success and longevity of country music." Other industry awards winners included the Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut and the Tortuga Music Festival in Florida.  Nashville was the only city with two award-winning venues. The awards are decided by the Academy's professional members. “This award comes on the tail of a sold-out Nashville Predators season and dozens of sold-out events at Bridgestone Arena," said Senior Vice President of Booking for