Some signing news coming out of Buffalo today, as the Beauts have added a free agent forward for Season 7. Forward Amy Budde from SDE hockey club of the SDHL will be joining for her first season in the NWHL.
Budde is from Lindstrom, Minnesota, the forward played 4 years of college hockey at Lake Forrest College. She would play 112 games for the program, where she would score 61 goals and add 70 assists for a total of 131 points. In the program’s all time history, Budde ranks 3rd overall in points, 3rd overall in goals, and 2nd overall in assists. She also brings leadership experience, as she was captain of the team during her senior year.
She would then take her talents to Sweden and play 2 years in the SDHL for the hockey club SDE. In those 2 years, she would play 72 games for the club, where she would tally, 9 goals and add 14 assists, for a total of 23 points. She also has 4 games of playoff experience to her resume. This season upcoming with the Beauts, will be her first season with the team, and her first season in the league.
You can check out the full press release here:
BEAUTS SIGN FORWARD AMY BUDDE FROM SDHL’S SDE
Buffalo, NY- The Buffalo Beauts have added another player to their roster who returns to North America from Sweden’s SDHL. Minnesota native Amy Budde joins the Beauts after playing two solid seasons for SDE. A reliable scorer, Budde is the Beauts’ third free agent signing of the offseason.
“I chose to sign with the Beauts because of the wonderful culture, and the dedicated and driven character that the Beauts have,” said Budde. “Sensing that from the entire organization is what drew me to the team. I want to win and I believe that Buffalo is the team to do that with.”
Budde played 72 regular season games for SDE from 2019-20 through 2020-21. In that time she compiled nine goals, 14 assists and 23 points. Budde ranked fourth on the team in scoring (5-10-15) across 36 games this past season and was SDE’s topmost left-winger.
“Amy is going to be able to provide some consistent secondary scoring for the Beauts this season,” said Beauts General Manager Nate Oliver. “One thing we struggled with in Lake Placid was our offensive depth. By adding an experienced forward like Amy who has scored majorly at the collegiate level, as well as being a consistent scorer for one of the middle-lower tiered SDHL teams, we have added to our depth and have found a dependable weapon. We also love Amy’s character and what she will bring to our Beauts locker room.”
Budde played 112 NCAA games during her 4-year career at Lake Forest University. During that time, she went 61-70-131 in scoring for the Foresters. Budde ranks second all-time in program history for assists and games played, and third all-time for goals and points. She served as Lake Forest’s team captain in her junior and senior seasons, and was twice voted the team’s Most Valuable Player (2016-17, 2018-19).
“I am a well-rounded, dynamic forward that competes all over the ice,” Budde said. “I work to create offensive opportunities for my teammates and myself. I’m excited to be part of what is turning out to be a highly skilled and talented team. I want to help the Beauts bring the Isobel Cup back to Buffalo.”
It was announced, that the funding for the Division 1 Men’s and Women’s hockey programs of Robert Morris University was cut. Here is the statement from RMU:
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