BOSTON (December 10, 2015) - Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, will be holding the 2016 Supplemental Draft on Wednesday, December 16th at 2 p.m. EST. The draft will be conducted via conference call. Working media interested in listening to the call can RSVP and receive dial in details HERE.
Fans can follow the draft live via MLL Radio HERE
The draft will consist of 12 rounds, allowing each team one selection from the player pool per round until they reach a maximum of 35 players. At the end of last season, each team selected a protected roster of 23 players. Any players who were not placed on a protected roster were automatically registered into the player pool.
There are currently over 1,200 players registered for the 2016 Supplemental Draft. Just over 200 registered players are entering the draft for the first time. This includes players from seven different countries: the United States, South Korea, Australia, Canada, Poland, Italy and the United Kingdom.
Last season, attackman Garret Thul was the first pick in the Supplemental Draft, joining the Charlotte Hounds. The Boston Cannons selected Davey Emala with their second round pick and he went on to become the team's leading scorer with 33 goals on the season. Emala was named the 2015 Brine Most Improved Player.
There are many notable players in the player pool for the 2016 Supplemental Draft.
just re-entered the player pool after retiring from the League in early 2012. Goettelmann spent 11 years with the Lizards during which he won two Steinfeld Cups and established himself as an MLL Legend. His record-setting career put him at third for career goals and seventh for career points in MLL history, with 270 and 366 respectively. If Goettelmann were to return, that would make four of the top five leading goal scorers in MLL history active for the 2016 season.
has four seasons of MLL experience with four different teams. In his rookie season, Boltus was the Hamilton Nationals' leading scorer with 19 goals and 11 assists in just 12 games. The Army grad then joined the Hounds for the 2012 season and racked up 30 points before tearing his ACL. He returned for the 2013 season with the Outlaws and then with the Rattlers in 2015, after serving a nine month deployment in Afghanistan during 2014.
has seven seasons worth of experience under his belt. Since being drafted in the 2008 MLL Collegiate Draft, Fullerton has played for the Rattlers, Outlaws, and Launch, only taking the 2011 season off for deployment in Afghanistan. Another Army grad, Fullerton saw action in eleven games collectively during his 2014 and 2015 seasons with the Launch. Fullerton is a great prospect for any teaming looking to add another goalie to their roster.
joined the Outlaws as the fifth overall pick in the 2010 MLL Collegiate Draft. He played in eight games his rookie season. Clausen sat out for the next few seasons due to knee injuries before rejoining the Outlaws in 2014 and 2015. The defender scooped up 45 groundballs this past season. Clausen co-founded Lax Mustache Madness, a fundraising initiative for the Headstrong Foundation, which raised over $170,000 this year.
was drafted by the Rattlers in the 2014 MLL Collegiate Draft and went on to become the team's leading scorer in his rookie season. The Canada native has also had a successful indoor career in the NLL totaling 28 points in just 13 games this past season.
was drafted by the Bayhawks in 2015. The 6-foot-5 Australian had a successful career at Stevenson University.
has spent time with the Lizards and Outlaws in addition to Team Canada in the 2014 World Championships.
led the League with a goals against average of 10.51 in his 2012 season with the Bayhawks.