Beauts Sign Forward Amy Budde From SDHL's SDE
BUFFALO – 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."