Saturday, October 3, 2015

Major Series Lacrosse well represented in 2015 NLL Entry Draft

The first round of the 2015 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft was dominated by players coming from Major Series Lacrosse. Seven of the nine first-round picks played in MSL this past summer and 11 of the first 17 picks were MSL players. In total, 15 MSL players from this season were selected in the draft.

Graeme Hossack was the first MSL player chosen, second overall to the Rochester Knighthawks after Lyle Thompson had gone first to the Georgia Swarm. After Georgia took Jesse King third, a run of seven straight MSL players followed.

Georgia and Calgary each chose a pair of MSL players in the first round of the draft. Georgia nabbed Chad Tutton fifth and Randy Staats sixth. Calgary gook Wes Berg with the fourth pick then selected Reilly O'Connor seventh.

Another drafted player, Jacob Ruest, spent 2014 in MSL and 18 more are Ontario junior players who will look to crack MSL rosters in 2016 or beyond.

Below are the full results of the NLL draft. MSL players are indicated by an asterisk before their selection number.

1. Georgia Swarm (from New England Black Wolves): Lyle Thompson, University of Albany
*2. Rochester Knighthawks (from Vancouver Stealth): Graeme Hossack, Brooklin Redmen
3. Georgia Swarm: Jesse King, Ohio State
*4. Calgary Roughnecks: Wesley Berg, Oakville Rock
*5. Georgia Swarm (from Colorado Mammoth via New England Black Wolves): Chad Tutton, Peterborough Lakers
*6. Georgia Swarm (from Buffalo Bandits): Randy Staats, Six Nations Chiefs
*7. Calgary Roughnecks (from Rochester Knighthawks via New England Black Wolves): Reilly O'Connor, Brooklin Redmen
*8. New England Black Wolves (from Toronto Rock): Dan Lintner, Brooklin Redmen
*9. Rochester Knighthawks (from Saskatchewan Rush): Brad Gillies, Oakville Rock

*10. Toronto Rock (from New England Black Wolves): Turner Evans, Peterborough Lakers
11. Buffalo Bandits (from Vancouver Stealth): Anthony Malcolm, Mars Hill University
12. Saskatchewan Rush (from Georgia Swarm): Dan Taylor, Lehigh University
*13. Calgary Roughnecks: Mitch De Snoo, Oakville Rock
*14. Rochester Knighthawks (from Saskatchewan Rush via Colorado Mammoth): Derek Searle, KW Kodiaks
15. Calgary Roughnecks (from Buffalo Bandits): Christian Del Bianco, Coquitlam Adanacs
16. Rochester Knighthawks: Adam Bomberry, Onondaga
*17. Toronto Rock: Luc Magnan, Brampton Excelsiors
18. Saskatchewan Rush: Doug Buchan, Burlington Chiefs
19. Vancouver Stealth (compensatory): Jordan Durston, Six Nations Arrows
20. Georgia Swarm (compensatory): Thomas Hoggarth, Trent
*21. Vancouver Stealth (compensatory): Shayne Adams, KW Kodiaks

*22. New England Black Wolves: Mike MacDonald, Property of KW Kodiaks
23. Vancouver Stealth: Connor Brown, HH Jr B Bulldogs
24. Calgary Roughnecks (from Georgia Swarm via Saskatchewan Rush): Tyson Bell, Onondaga
25. Calgary Roughnecks: Kellen Leclair, Six Nations
*26. Rochester Knighthawks (from Colorado Mammoth): John St. John, Called up to Brooklin Redmen
*27. Buffalo Bandits: Mike Triolo, Brooklin Redmen
28. New England Black Wolves (from Rochester Knighthawks): Phil Caputo, Brampton Jr A
29. Georgia Swarm (from Toronto Rock): Michael Seidel, Robert Morris
30. Saskatchewan Rush: Justin Goodwin, LEC
31. Saskatchewan Rush (compensatory): Luke Gillespie, New Westminster Jr A

32. Colorado Mammoth (from New England Black Wolves): Bryce Sweeting, Peterborough Jr A
33. Vancouver Stealth: Riley Campbell, Peterborough Jr A
*34. Toronto Rock (from Georgia Swarm): Kyle Aquin, Brooklin Redmen
*35. Calgary Roughnecks: Jacob Ruest, Played 2014 with Oakville Rock
36. Buffalo Bandits (from Colorado Mammoth): Tim Edwards, Canisius
37. New England Black Wolves (from Buffalo Bandits): Brooker Muir, Brampton Jr A
38. Rochester Knighthawks: Greg Longboat, Six Nations
39. Vancouver Stealth (from Toronto Rock): Evan Messenger, Delta Jr A
40. Saskatchewan Rush: Jimmy McBride, Mars Hill University

41. New England Black Wolves: Ryan MacSpadyen, Beaches Jr A
42. Vancouver Stealth: Ryan Wagner, Niagara Thunderhawks
43. Georgia Swarm: Nick Ossello, Notre Dame
44. Calgary Roughnecks: Jordan Kancsal, Jr A Mountaineers
45. Colorado Mammoth: Dane Sorensen, Florida Southern
46. Vancouver Stealth (from Buffalo Bandits): Keegan Letourneau, Six Nations
47. Saskatchewan Rush: Reagan Harding, LEC

48. New England Black Wolves: Jordi Jones-Smith, Whitby Jr A
49. Vancouver Stealth: Marvin Curry, Potomac State
50. Georgia Swarm: Rick Lewis, Ohio State
51. Calgary Roughnecks: Carson Barton, Coquitlam Adanacs
52. Colorado Mammoth: Jordan Gilles, Delta Jr A
53. Toronto Rock (from Buffalo Bandits): Jamie Batten, HH Jr B Bulldogs
54. Toronto Rock: Tyler Roche, Peterborough Jr A
55. Buffalo Bandits (from Saskatchewan Rush): Matthew Clearwater-Francisco, Mimico