October 12, 2011

Protected Rosters Announced for MLL Expansion Draft

from press releases | Related: Machine Get Hartzell, Other Trades

BOSTON – Major League Lacrosse released Wednesday the protected lists for the 2012 expansion draft. Teams were permitted to protect between 10 and 12 players.

Teams had several options in developing their protected lists. They were permitted to retain one goalie and 11 field players, two goalies and eight field players, or no goalies and 12 field players.

Players not protected will be up for grabs in the 2012 MLL Expansion Draft, which will take place on December 7, 2011. During the expansion draft, once a team loses three players, they can pull a player back on to their roster. For each subsequent player lost they can pull back another player. The most players a team can lose is six. Players not selected in the Expansion Draft will be eligible to return to their original teams.

Each MLL team will have the opportunity to fill their 40-man rosters in the upcoming 2012 MLL Supplemental Draft, which will be held on December 14, 2011, and the 2012 MLL Collegiate Draft which will take place on January 13th, 2012.

Below are the protected and unprotected lists for each team:

Boston Cannons

Protected

1. Mitch Belisle – D
2. Ryan Boyle – A
3. Kevin Buchanan – A
4. Jordan Burke – G
5. Chris Eck – M/FO
6. Brian Farrell – D
7. Pat Heim – M
8. Matt Poskay – M
9. Paul Rabil – M
10. P.T. Ricci – D
11. Brad Ross – M
12. Matt Smalley – M

Unprotected

Josh Amidon - M
Shamel Bratton - M
Greg Downing - M
JJ Morrissey - M
John Ortolani - M/FO
Max Quinzani - A
Jack Reid - D
Mike Stone - M
Kyle Sweeney - D
Kip Turner - G

"Cutting the 23-man list by almost half was an extremely difficult task," said Cannons general manager Kevin Barney. "Especially coming off our first Steinfeld Trophy win, ideally we would have liked to keep the Championship roster intact. After careful consideration, we've protected the 12 players we believe are the strongest to build the 2012 team around and will give us the best chance to repeat."

"To protect 12 players rather than 10, which made the most sense to retain the core of our team, we could only keep one goalie, so we made the tough choice to risk losing one of the best goalies in the league in Kip," continued Barney. "Obviously, Max and Kyle were also key components of our team for the past few seasons, especially during the Championship run, and ideally they'll stay in a Cannons uniform. But due to the uncertainty of their future playing careers in the league, we had to use the 12 roster spots for players we know are one hundred percent committed, especially with the extended season and increased competition with the expansion."

Chesapeake Bayhawks

Protected

1. Matt Abbott – M
2. Steven Brooks – M
3. Kyle Dixon – M
4. Barney Ehrmann – D
5. Michael Evans - D
6. Danny Glading – A
7. Ben Hunt – M
8. Mike Kimmel – M
9. Jeff Reynolds – M
10. Ben Rubeor – A
11. Alex Smith – M
12. Drew Westervelt – A

Unprotected

Brian Carroll - M
Jake Deane - D
Steve DeNapoli - D
Chris Garrity - G
Dan Hardy - M
Daniel Hostetler - D
Ryan Hurley - A
Brian Phipps - G
Justin Smith - M

Denver Outlaws

Protected

1. Billy Bitter – A
2. Matt Bocklet – D
3. Joe Cinosky – D
4. Eric Martin – D
5. Peter Mezzanotte – M
6. Brendan Mundorf – A
7. Peet Poillon – M
8. Dillon Roy – D
9. Brett Schmidt – D
10. Jesse Schwartzman – G
11. Max Seibald – M
12. Jeremy Sieverts – M

Unprotected

Sean DeLaney - M
Adam Ghitelman - G
Andrew Hennessey - M/FO
Steven Holmes - D
Terry Kimener - M
Connor Martin - A
Sean McCarthy - D
Bill McGlone - M
Jarett Park - M
Mikey Thompson - M
Nate Watkins - M

Hamilton Nationals

Protected

1. Kevin Crowley – M
2. David Earl – M
3. Jordan Hall – M
4. Cody Jamieson – A
5. Kevin Leveille – A
6. Brodie Merrill – D
7. Casey Powell – A
8. Scott Rodgers –G
9. Kyle Rubisch – D
10. Jeremy Thompson – M
11. Steven Waldeck – D
12. Joe Walters – M

Unprotected

Solomon Bliss - D
Jeremy Boltus - A
Brett Bucktooth - M
Dan Burns - M
Matt Dolente - M/FO
Stephen Keough - A
Joe Marra - G
Donny Moss - M
Brett Queener - G
Kevin Ridgeway - D

Long Island Lizards

Protected

1. Drew Adams – G
2. Stephen Berger – M
3. Zack Brenneman – M
4. Matt Danowski – A
5. Greg Gurenlian – M/FO
6. Brian Karalunas – D
7. Parker McKee – D
8. Stephen Peyser – M
9. Nicky Polanco – D
10. Kevin Unterstein – M
11. Mike Ward – M
12. Ryan Young – A

Unprotected

Rhamel Bratton - M
Dan Cocchi - D
Long Ellis III - D
Chris Fiore - M
John Grant Jr - A
Zack Greer - A
Ricky Pages - D
Christian Pastirik - M
Brian Spallina - D
Mike Unterstein - M

Rochester Rattlers

Protected

1. Martin Cahill – M
2. Jay Card – A
3. Grant Catalino – A
4. Jeff Colburn – M
5. Ned Crotty – A
6. John Galloway – G
7. Thomas Guadagnolo Jr. – D
8. John Lade – D
9. Jovan Miller – M
10. Tom Montelli – M
11. Matt Striebel – M
12. Joel White - D

Unprotected

Brian Caufield - A
Diogo Godoi - D
Dan Groot - M
Mike Leveille - A
Jordan Levine - M
Brett Manney - M
Jordan McBride -A
Gregory Niewieroski - A
Joe Smith - D


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