The Philadelphia Wings have been wheeling and dealing all day long, and now they have added a goaltender.
The Wings sent first round picks in 2015 and 2017 to the Minnesota Swarm for goaltender Evan Kirk. Kirk was the fifth overall pick to Minnesota in 2011 and has been in a platoon situation with Tyler Carlson in net.
Brandon Miller, the Wings starting goaltender for the past few seasons, is a member of the Six Nations Chiefs in Major Series Lacrosse along with Kirk. The Chiefs are in the Mann Cup currently against Victoria.
Kirk has a career 12.08 goals against average. Kirk led the league in goals against average and save percentage in his rookie season and made the all pro team as a rookie.
Over the past few seasons the Wings have struggled with goaltenders other than Miller. They tried Kevin Croswell and Angus Dinley, but now they finally have some stability with Kirk and Miller as a combination.
“We really appreciate what Evan brought to the Swarm during his two seasons on the team. He was great both on and off the field and he will be missed,” said Swarm owner and governor John Arlotta on NLL.com.
This is the second trade the Wings have made today, earlier sending Drew Westervelt to Colorado for faceoff man Ryan Hotaling.