Knighthawks Have Five Draft Picks

October 1, 2012

The 2012 World Champion Rochester Knighthawks have five selections in tonight’s National Lacrosse League Entry Draft. Fans can follow the draft live from Toronto on NLL.com, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tonight’s draft will take place in the Westin’s Metro East Room. Fans are welcome to attend the Draft free of charge. Barring a trade, the Knighthawks will begin their portion of the draft in the third round as they select…

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Final National Lacrosse League Mock Draft

October 1, 2012

The National Lacrosse League 2012 Entry Draft is tonight in Toronto, Ontario. Who is going where in rounds one through three? Nobody really knows, but we have some good guesses for you. 1. Edmonton Rush- Mark Matthews F Denver Outlaws/Whitby Warriors/University of Denver Rush GM Derek Keenan has already said that they will select Mark Matthews with their top pick in the draft. A no brainer, Matthews has dominated at…

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2012 NLL Draft Full of Strong Defenders

September 29, 2012

While the top pick in the draft will be Mark Matthews, an elite scorer, the strength of this season’s 2012 NLL Draft will no doubt be defense. The projected second overall pick, Brock Sorensen, was an elite defender with Ohio State University and with the Peterborugh Lakers of Major Series Lacrosse. The Minnesota Swarm have had their eyes on him for a long time, and he would be a great…

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Mammoth Re-Sign Dragonfish Cam Holding

September 28, 2012

The only player from the MILA to play in the NLL is Cam Holding, who signed with the Colorado Mammoth last season, and he has re-signed back with Colorado for 2013. Holding played in every Mammoth game last season as a rookie. The transition player created eleven turnovers in the Mammoth’s favor. “Cam played a major role in our success this past season,” said Mammoth president & general manager Steve…

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Rush Franchise Wilson, Ward

September 28, 2012

Edmonton Rush General Manager/Head Coach announced today that designated franchise forwards Ryan Ward and Aaron Wilson have signed one-year agreements for the 2013 Season.  In addition, goalie Brodie MacDonald has signed a one-year agreement. Assistant Captain Ryan Ward in his fourth year with the Rush finished first overall in team scoring in the 2012 post season with 10 (G), 11(A) for a total of 21 points, in regular season for…

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Buffalo Bandits Draft Preview

September 28, 2012

We are less than a week away from this year’s NLL draft, but the questions still loom. How will the night unfold, and what uniforms will we see the players of the future don by the end of the evening. Steve Deitrich and the Buffalo Bandits hope that the player they select is the one that can push this team to a fifth NLL Championship. The Bandits currently hold the…

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Calgary Roughnecks sign Travis Cornwall and Greg Harnett

September 28, 2012

Calgary Roughnecks General Manager Mike Board announced today that the team has re-signed transition Travis Cornwall and defenceman Greg Harnett to one-year contracts for the 2013 National Lacrosse League season, pending league approval. “Travis and Greg made the big transition from junior to pro in a very positive manner last season,” said Board. “They both showed versatility in their roles and a commitment to improving. Developing our younger players is…

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NLL 2012 Draft: Sleeper Prospects

September 27, 2012

Everyone knows the big names of the 2012 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft. Dhane Smith, Mark Matthews, Brock Sorensen, Shayne Jackson, among others. But there are some other good prospects in there too, who are going unnoticed. Most of them won’t be first round picks, but who are some sleeper prospects that could have an impact? Joel Matthews Matthews looked like one of the top young lacrosse players in Canada…

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Mike Accursi Re-Signs with Knighthawks

September 25, 2012

Three-time National Lacrosse League Champion Mike Accursi has re-signed a one-year deal with the Rochester Knighthawks. Accursi remains with the Knighthawks after helping Rochester win the 2012 Champion’s Cup. “It’s great being the defending champs,” said Accursi. “Our roster is pretty much intact and you’re adding better and bigger pieces. It looks like it’s going to be another exciting season.” The 2012 season was Accursi’s 15th in the NLL, which…

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Where the NLL First Round Comes From

September 24, 2012

Some of the top picks in the National Lacrosse League draft this season were not earned from a team’s play on the turf. In fact, some of the best picks have come from trades. Where have all of these picks come from? Let’s take a look. 1. Edmonton Rush The Rush acquired this draft pick from the Washington Stealth in the Athan Iannucci trade. After getting three first rounders and…

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