The Toronto Marlies introduced the signing of 4 forwards to AHL contracts on Friday. Jack Badini, Brett Budgell, Zach O’Brien and Zach Solow every signed one-year offers with the membership.
The 24-year-old Badini scored two targets and onerous seven factors in 46 video games with the San Diego Gulls this previous season. The Greenwich, Connecticut native appeared in 97 video games over three seasons (2017-20) with Harvard College (NCAA), accumulating 51 factors (24 targets, 27 assists). He captured the Clark Cup with the Chicago Metal (USHL) in 2017. Badini was initially chosen by Anaheim within the third spherical (91st total) of the 2017 NHL Draft.
The 21-year-old Budgell recorded 79 factors (40 targets, 39 assists) in 67 video games this previous season as captain with the Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL). He additionally appeared in 15 playoff video games, registering 20 factors (12 targets, 8 assists). The St. John’s native performed in 270 profession QMJHL video games all with Charlottetown, accumulating 107 targets and 134 assists. Budgell attended the 2021 Traverse Metropolis Prospect Event with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
O’Brien is the oldest of the signings at 30. He appeared in 53 video games with the Newfoundland Growlers (ECHL), registering 28 targets and 50 assists. He was tied for second total in factors (78) within the common season. The St. John’s native picked up 18 factors (4 targets, 14 assists) in 13 postseason video games. He captured the Kelly Cup in 2019 and was named the Kelly Cup Playoffs MVP. O’Brien has skated in 13 profession video games with the Marlies.
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The 23-year-old Solow cut up this previous season between the Milwaukee Admirals and the Florida Everblades (ECHL). Skating in 18 video games with the Everblades, he recorded 12 factors (3 targets, 9 assists) and added 18 factors (9 targets, 9 assists) in 19 playoff appearances earlier than capturing the Kelly Cup. The Naples, Florida native appeared in 132 profession NCAA video games with Northeastern College, registering 44 targets and 60 assists by 4 seasons. Previous to his collegiate profession, Solow performed for the Dubuque Combating Saints (USHL) the place he recorded probably the most assists (51), most factors (69) and was named USHL Ahead of the Yr and to the First All-Star Crew in 2016-17.
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