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.