NLL Combine Report: Hope, Benn Have Good Showings

The 2014 NLL combine took place today one day before the draft. Several top prospects and free agents attended, and for the prospects, some stood out that might raise their draft stock.

One such player was Peterborough defenseman Robert Hope. Hope, projected to go in the fourth-seventh spot, has been linked to the fourth overall pick with the Colorado Mammoth, if they keep that pick.

Of note is the fact that Vancouver is willing to trade their second overall pick and both Minnesota and Colorado very much want it. This is supposedly for Jeremy Noble, though if Minnesota kept their first overall pick, they could have grabbed him anyways.

Brandon Benn also looked very good for a player who hasn’t played a lot of box in a while, along with Brock Levick, a Jr B and NCAA Division III player. Both players are projected to be second or third round picks.

Conrad Chapman from Nanaimo also had a good day in his showing, along with Tyson Roe, along with Six Nations stud Quinn Powless, who may have rose his stock to a first round pick.

Goaltender Mike De Girolamo had a good day giving up just three goals in 30 minutes, but he is not projected to be drafted. In fact, both goalie prospects that are expected to be impact players, Alexis Buque and Adam Shute, were not there.

Draft is tomorrow at 7 pm and we will see how much combine performances mattered.