Monday, May 19, 2014

Chiefs bolster offence by acquiring Jeff Shattler

Jeff Shattler, here with with Victoria Shamrocks last
summer, has been acquired by the Six Nations Chiefs.
(Photo: Dan Brodie)
The Six Nations Chiefs showed they aren't going to stand pat after winning the 2013 Mann Cup. Six Nations has acquired the rights to forward Jeff Shattler from the Brampton Excelsiors in exchange for  graduating junior defender Jack Donnelly, a first-round draft pick in 2015 and future considerations.

Shattler is currently playing in the National Lacrosse League playoffs with the Caglary Roughnecks, with whom he was the NLL MVP three years ago. Shattler, a native of Edmonton, played the last five summers with the Victoria Shamrocks but is believed to be returning to Ontario this summer. Before his stint on the west coast, Shattler spent three seasons in the MSL with the Excelsiors, winning a Mann Cup with the team in 2008, his final year.

Donnelly finished his junior career with the Six Nations Arrows after coming over in a trade from the Toronto Beaches last summer. The draft pick is KW's selection, which Six Nations received in a recent trade involving Dean Hill and the rights to Logan Schuss.

Shattler will have to miss the Chiefs' season opener against the Peterborough Lakers on May 31 because he will be playing for the Champions Cup with Calgary that night.