Player Transactions

NLL announces player transaction dates

PHILADELPHIA, June 21, 2017The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, has announced a series of dates for key transactions as teams build out their rosters leading up to the 2018 season.

Beginning July 1, trades and roster transactions are permitted among teams. The NLL free agency period will then open on August 1, allowing teams to contact, speak and sign Rostered Restricted Free Agents (RFAs) and Rostered Unrestricted Free Agents (UFAs), per the League’s listing of identified players, for the 2018 season and beyond.

Should a restricted free agent sign an offer sheet with another club, the team with rights to the RFA will have 72 hours to match the offer. As per the terms of the League’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, if a team loses an unrestricted free agent to another club, they may be eligible to receive compensatory draft pick(s) for the following season(s).

The list of RFAs and UFAs is as follows:

Buffalo Bandits

Restricted Free Agents

         Joe Smith
         Kevin Brownell
         David Diruscio
         Craig England
         Mitch Jones
         Nick Weiss

Potential Restricted Free Agents*

         Alex Kedoh Hill
         Steve Priolo
         Dhane Smith

Unrestricted Free Agents

         David Brock
         Ryan Benesch
         Billy Dee Smith
         Andrew Watt

Calgary Roughnecks

Restricted Free Agents

         Tyler Burton
         Riley Loewen
         Garrett McIntosh
         Mitch Wilde

Potential Restricted Free Agents*

         Dan MacRae
         Karsen Leung

Unrestricted Free Agents

         Mike Carnegie
         Curtis Manning
         Creighton Reid
         Jeff Shattler

Colorado Mammoth

Restricted Free Agents

         Alex Buque

Unrestricted Free Agents

         Greg Downing
         Ilija Gajic
         John Grant
         Zack Greer
         Brad Self

Georgia Swarm

Restricted Free Agents

         Alex Crepinsek

Potential Restricted Free Agents*

         Brodie MacDonald
         Johnny Powless

Unrestricted Free Agents

         Mitch Belisle

New England Black Wolves

Restricted Free Agents

         Bill O’Brien
         Zac Reid

Potential Restricted Free Agents*

         Kevin Crowley

Unrestricted Free Agents

         Kevin Buchanan
         Brett Bucktooth
         Ryan Hotaling
         Evan Kirk
         Derek Suddons
         Darryl Veltman

Rochester Knighthawks

Restricted Free Agents

         Mike Manley

Unrestricted Free Agents

         Paul Dawson
         Jarrett Davis

Saskatchewan Rush

Restricted Free Agents

         Nik Bilic
         Marty Dinsdale
         John Lafontaine
         Adrian Sorichetti

Potential Restricted Free Agents*

         Jeff Cornwall
         Ryan Dilks
         Brett Mydske

Unrestricted Free Agents

         Aaron Bold

Toronto Rock

Restricted Free Agents

         Paul Rabil

Potential Restricted Free Agents*

         Damon Edwards

Unrestricted Free Agents

         Kasey Beirnes
         Sandy Chapman
         Jeff Gilbert
         Rob Marshall
         Pat Merrill
         Brandon Miller

Vancouver Stealth

Restricted Free Agents

         Tyler Garrison
         Tye Belanger
         Travis Cornwall
         Justin Salt

Potential Restricted Free Agents*

         Matt Beers
         Joel McCready

Unrestricted Free Agents

         Garrett Billings
         Rhys Duch
         Tyler Hass
         Ian Hawksbee
         Curtis Hodgson
         John Lintz
         Peter McFetridge
         Chris O’Dougherty
         Tyler Richards
         Cliff Smith
         Rory Smith
         Corey Small

*If a potential RFA’s team does not qualify the player prior to August 1, then he is an eligible RFA. If he is qualified by his team, then he is removed from the RFA market.

Georgia Swarm Pro Lacrosse Team