It was a pretty busy off season for the Colorado Mammoth. After finishing with a 7-9 record and losing to Calgary in the West Division semi final, the Mammoth wanted to ensure they did everything they could to have a complete roster for the season opener on December 28thRush.
Colorado started off their roster changes by adding Bel Air, MD offensive right hander Drew Westervelt for two second round draft picks in 2013, first round pick in 2015 and transition player Ryan Hotaling from Philadelphia Wings. In six NLL seasons, Westervelt has 302 points (164G, 138A) in 86 career games.
Hours prior to the 2013 NLL Draft, 23 year old Jackson Decker was acquired from the Calgary Roughnecks. In 2012, Decker was named Division Two player of the year in the NCAA playing for Limestone.
In the 2013 NLL Entry Draft, the Mammoth selected goaltender Dillon Ward of the Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks/Bellarmine University third overall. Colorado then selected transition player Cody McMahon overall and Cameron Mann from Jacksonville 32nd31st.
Delaware alumnus Dom Sebastiani was selected and with the final pick; Jake Weidner was taken 49th overall. After the CBA was ratified, the Mammoth signed several players; most notably John Grant Jr to a four year deal. The Peterborough, On native and Peterborough Sr A Laker (MSL) is arguably one of the best players to ever play the game. In 2012, Grant Jr set the NLL single season point record with 116 points.
Other notables to be signed include Adam Jones, Westervelt, returning goalies Ty Belanger & Dan Lewis, Dan Coates, Bob Snider, Ben McCullough, Creighton Reid, longest serving Mammoth player John Gallant, Colton Clark, Mat McLeod, Jaeden Gastaldo, Chet Konecnzy, Jordan McBride, Sean Pollock and John Orsen. Rookie contracts were signed by Ward, McMahon, Seabasitiani and Decker.
After ten NLL seasons; Mammoth veteran Richard Morgan retired, playing 150 NLL games. He scored 84 goals and 77 assists. Training camp continues for the Mammoth with exhibition games versus the Toronto Rock and Minnesota Swarm in early December.
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