Meet an NLL Prospect: Jaeden Gastaldo

Jaeden Gastaldo was drafted by the Colorado Mammoth on Monday night. I had the chance to speak with him, and this is what he had to say. What was draft day like for you? 1) I have Monday’s off of school and work. I didn’t do anything really differently then I would normally. Tried to keep up with school work and went to the gym. Then I watched the draft…

October 5, 2012
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Meet An NLL Prospect: Simon Giourmetakis

October 5, 2012

As NLL Commissioner George Daniel announced the 33rd pick overall in the 2012 draft, Simon Giourmetakis could only think of one thing; he was heading home. The Edmonton, AB native has played away from home for quite some time. Giourmetakis played four years in the NCAA for the Canisus Golden Griffins, played his final year of his junior career with the Coquitlam Adanacs (Minto Cup Champion 2010) and played this…

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Meet an NLL Prospect: Tyler Glebe

October 5, 2012

Only one goalie was taken in the entire 2012 NLL draft, and that was former London Blue Devils goaltender Tyler Glebe. I caught up with him this week and got his thoughts on being a pro goalie. 1. Only 56 players are drafted to the NLL, what does it feel like being one of them? Being drafted into the NLL this year is truly a dream come true. It is…

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Knighthawks Sign Torrey Van Every

October 4, 2012

 The Rochester Knighthawks announced the signing of transition man Torrey VanEvery to a one-year deal. VanEvery had an impressive showing at the National Lacrosse League Combine on Sunday. The 21-year-old scored five goals during the NLL’s showcase event for free agents and draft eligible players.  “It feels great,” said VanEvery about signing with his favorite NLL team. “It is a dream come true.” VanEvery recently played with Knighthawks star Johnny…

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Ashby: Thoughts on the NLL Draft

October 4, 2012

The NLL draft has come and gone so let’s take a look at the top 10 players that were drafted and the impact they will have on their future teams. At number 10 the Minnesota Swarm drafted stalwart defenseman Alex Crepinsek. Crepsinsek is a shutdown defenseman who can immediately help the Swarm on defense. Crepinsek is also good in transition and will add some speed to the Swarm’s back end….

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Meet an NLL Prospect: Mitchell Jones

October 4, 2012

Yesterday, I got the chance to speak with Washington Stealth draftee Mitchell Jones about his experience in the NLL draft. You saw some of them earlier today in our draft story, but here is everything Mitch had to say. What was draft day like for you? A. Pretty normal, I had a busy day at school and training and then after that just relaxed and waited to watch the draft…

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Being an NLL Draft Prospect: Before The Draft

October 4, 2012

There are only 56 players drafted into the National Lacrosse League with nine teams in the league. Not all of those players will be on a roster in 2012, or ever even see time in the highest level of indoor lacrosse. It takes a long time to become one of the best of the best, and if you are selected to be a part of the top league, you are…

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NLL Draft: Top Prospect Developing Program

October 3, 2012

Most of the players in the NLL draft come from the Canadian junior ranks. But some come from more places than others, and some have played in college, MSL, WLA, MILA and other leagues. Below is a chart of where the most players come from throughout North America. Top College Hartford University 3 Robert Morris University 3 Simon Fraser University 2 Duke University 2 Denver University 2 Limestone University 2…

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Toronto Rock Go Defense Heavy in Draft

October 3, 2012

The Toronto Rock was one of the best offensive teams in the 2011/12 season and did not need much improvement upfront. Coach Troy Cordingley always builds his team from the back end out and that is exactly what he did in the 2012 entry draft last night. First Pick (2nd Round 14th overall): Bradley Kri- Defence (Orangeville Northmen) Bradley Kri is a 20-year old defender from Acton, ON who is…

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Toronto Rock and Rochester Knighthawks to Face Off in Bell Center December 15th

October 2, 2012

According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the Toronto Rock and Rochester Knighthawks will play a pre season game in Montreal, Quebec on December 15th at the Bell Centre, the home of the Montreal Canadiens. The last time there was a pro lacrosse team in Montreal was 2002. There had been talks of a Montreal team in CLax, but it never came to suffice. There have been pre…

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