By MLL PR | 10/12/11 10:20 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 12, 2011
Major League Lacrosse Contact
Aly Morrissey, Marketing & PR Manager
BOSTON CANNONS AND OHIO MACHINE COMPLETE TRADE
HOURS BEFORE 10 TO 12 MAN ROSTERS WILL BE RELEASED
BOSTON, MA (October 12, 2011) – Major League Lacrosse (MLL), announced today a trade between the Ohio Machine and the 2011 MLL Champion Boston Cannons, just hours before the 10 to 12-man protected lists will be released. The Machine, which will begin its inaugural season in 2012, will receive the Cannons’ first round MLL Collegiate Draft pick (8th overall). In exchange, the Cannons receive the Machine’s second round MLL Collegiate Draft pick (15th overall) and sixth round MLL Expansion Draft pick (11th overall).
The Machine recently acquired the second round MLL Collegiate Draft pick in a trade with the Rochester Rattlers, which also brought to the Machine The Ohio State University (OSU) alums Greg Bice, Anthony Kelly and Stefan Schroder, as well as MLL veteran Brett Garber. In return, the Machine traded their first round (1st overall) and 13th round (25th overall) MLL Expansion Draft picks and their second round (10th overall) and third round (18th overall) MLL Collegiate Draft picks to Rochester.
“This is a notable move for us because it gives us two picks in the top eight of the upcoming collegiate draft,” said President and GM John Algie. “We have the opportunity to select two of the next great MLL stars who can be impact players for us for seasons to come.”
The 10 to 12-man protected lists will be released at 2pm (ET) on Wednesday, October 12.
About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Major League Lacrosse commenced play in June of 2001 and will enter its twelfth season in 2012. MLL has continued to lead the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports. The league is made up of eight teams: The Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Denver Outlaws, Hamilton Nationals, Long Island Lizards, Ohio Machine and Rochester Rattlers.
The 2012 MLL Collegiate Draft will take place on January 13, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA. The 2012 season will commence on April 28, 2012. More information about the league can be found at www.majorleaguelacrosse.com, Facebook or Twitter.