The 2016 NLL Draft will take place on Monday, Sept. 26 at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario. Coverage starts live on NLL.com at 6:30 p.m. ET as the league welcomes its newest crop of rookies ahead of the 2017 season.
“We’ve put ourselves in a good position this evening to acquire two more key pieces to our roster for 2017,” Swarm Owner and General Manager John Arlotta said. “Our four first-round picks were outstanding last season, and we’ll be looking for players this evening who can likewise step in and make an immediate impact on our team.”
In 2015, the Swarm selected a league-high four first-rounders in Lyle Thompson (No. 1), Jesse King (No. 3), Chad Tutton (No. 5) and Randy Staats (No. 6). Staats and King are finalists for the NLL's Rookie of the Year Award, which will be announced on Tuesday evening.
The Georgia Swarm opens the 2017 NLL Season at home on Saturday, Jan. 7 against the two-time defending champion Saskatchewan Rush at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Field at Infinite Energy Arena.
2016 NLL Draft Order
*NLL Draft Order as of 10:30 a.m. ET
1. Saskatchewan (from Vancouver)
3. Saskatchewan (from Rochester) 4. Georgia
6. Rochester (from New England)
7. Rochester (from Colorado)
8. New England (from Buffalo via Georgia)
9. Colorado (from Saskatchewan) 10. Georgia (compensatory selection)
12. Toronto (from Toronto via New England)*
13. Buffalo (from Rochester)
14. New England (from Georgia)
16. Buffalo (from New England)* 17. Georgia (from Colorado)
19. Saskatchewan 20. Georgia (compensatory selection)
21. Calgary (compensatory selection)
*(Buffalo receives one selection from NE, the worst of the two)
*(Toronto receives one selection from NE, the best of the two)
THIRD ROUND 22. Georgia (from Vancouver)
24. New England (from Rochester^ via Georgia) 25. Georgia
27. Calgary (from New England) 28. Georgia (from Colorado)
29. New England (from Buffalo via Rochester)^
31. Buffalo (compensatory selection)
^Georgia receives one of Rochester’s selections – the highest pick. (Rochester retains the other pick).
33. New England (from Toronto)
34. Rochester 35. Georgia
37. New England
43. Rochester 44. Georgia
52. Buffalo (from Georgia)
54. New England
56. New England (from Buffalo)
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