CLax Previews: Toronto Shooting Stars

Toronto is yet another one of the new teams added to the Canadian Lacrosse League in 2013, moving away from Oshawa. Toronto, last season known as the Oshawa Machine, did not make the playoffs and are looking to find a way in this year.

Brad Levick led the team in 2012 with 55 points, and behind him was Jackson Gair with 36. Last season Brendan Muise scored 12 points in his six games with Oshawa after being traded from Peel.

Other offensive threats for Toronto will be Gavin Barrie and Josh Ruys. They have Josh Wasson on their roster, but he is currently at training camp with the Minnesota Swarm of the NLL and could make that squad.

Aaron Grayson was also with Minnesota but was recently cut, so he is back with Toronto. In net, Toronto has Gary Muzzin who they recently traded for from Durham, and their backups will be Luke Coote and Craig Robertson. Robertson played in six games for Oshawa last season.

Some injured players will be back for Toronto this season, like Justin Wilson-Kilby, who had six points before getting hurt in his fourth game. They will also have back Justin Kulla, Bill McLean and Cal Kitson.

Toronto made several impact draft picks in their entry draft. One of those players is Mike Gillan, recently released from Minnesota. Chris Cudmore is trying out with the Swarm while Carter Bender was a top pick for the Buffalo Bandits.

There is plenty of talent from throughout Ontario they selected, like Geoff Griffiths from the Brooklin Redmen and Jordan Robertson from the Toronto Beaches.

Hard hitting defender Blake Kenny from the Nanaimo Timbermen was taken and is an interesting draft choice as a west coast player. Angus Dinely has plenty of NLL experience with Philadelphia, Orlando and Buffalo and has played with team Canada.

Former Rush defender Tory Gardner was selected along with Cody McLeod of the Rochester Knighthawks.

Lastly, another Toronto Beach was selected, Luke Koppinger. Toronto has added plenty of talent to their 2012 roster, and are looking to take that leap to being a CLax playoff club.