In the 2015 NLL Draft, Graeme Hossack was selected No. 2 Overall by the Rochester Knighthawks. Being second only to Lyle Thompson on the selection lists, the long-stick midfielder from Division II Lindenwood University and Port Perry, Ontario native’s selection was mind-blowing considering the huge names that were a part of this draft. To some, however, this is not surprising given his abilities on the field. Let’s take a look at who Graeme Hossack is.
With a fantastic 2014 season at Lindenwood, Hossack has a lot to look back on in a great college career. A 2014 ECAC Defensive Specialist of the Year, along with Team MVP, Hossack led the team with 90 groundballs and 41 caused turnovers, good for sixth and second in all of Division II respectively while leading the ECAC in both categories. Scoring wasn’t foreign to him as well.
Back in 2013, Hossack put up nine goals along with three helpers to pair up nicely with his 115 groundballs and 37 turnovers. More importantly that year, his abilities indoor garnered him IL Junior Defensive Player of the Year awards as he helped lead the Whitby Warriors to a Minto Cup win, his second in his career.
Media outlets in the box world have likened his style of play to that of NLL stalwart Kyle Rubisch, and with numbers like these, it isn’t too difficult to understand why. Being picked by the Knighthawks was an excellent move as well, as it further shores up an already impressive roster of proven defenders.