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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Draft Grades: Colorado Mammoth

Grade: C+ Picks: Colton Clark, Alex Demopolous, Jaeden Gastaldo The Mammoth had only three picks in this draft, making it kind of hard to give them a proper grade. It is lower just because of the lack of picks. Both Clark and Demopolous are good lacrosse players. Clark has as much experience as anyone in the draft after playing with the Burnaby Lakers of the Western Lacrosse Association for the past…

October 2, 2012
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Draft Grades Calgary Roughnecks

October 2, 2012

Grade: B- Picks: Joe Resetarits, Matthew Dinsdale, Jackson Decker, Chad Cummings, Curtis Pridham, Miles Dennit. The Roughnecks already were a pretty solid team, with the goaltender of the year, some solid defensive players and a very good offense. They could have used someone to set some picks and create some space (ahem Carter Bender), but overall they got some pretty good players in the draft last night. They had their eyes on…

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Mammoth Sign Matt Roik

The Colorado Mammoth got a good season out of Chris Levis last season and Tye Belanger has been a good backup, but today the Mammoth brought in another goaltender. Matt Roik signed with the Mammoth today to a one year deal. Roik was a backup with the Washington Stealth before he was traded to the Toronto Rock. He was supposed to be the starter last season, but struggled and they…

October 2, 2012
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Winners and Losers of the NLL Draft

October 2, 2012

Winners Minnesota Swarm- Hard not to have a good draft with four first rounders and three of them being in the top four. Minnesota got a stud defender in Brock Sorensen plus two elite scorers in Kiel Matisz and Shayne Jackson. They also got Matt Gibson, the MLL rookie of the year and he has experience in the WLA as well. Sam Bradman was a risky pick but he could…

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Stealth Draft Seven On Draft Night

October 1, 2012

The Washington Stealth added seven players in the 2012 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft, which was held in Toronto, Ontario earlier this evening. The Stealth held five of the first 23 picks in the draft, including three in the second round. With the Stealth’s first round pick traded to Edmonton during the 2012 season, the team first came to the podium to open the second round. With the 11th overall selection, the Stealth…

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