Rush trade Adam Jones
Saskatchewan load up with draft picks with NLL expansion looming
18-9 win in Game 1 of the West Division final.
Originally selected third overall by Colorado in the NLL draft in 2011, he went on to win Rookie of the Year honours in 2012 as he led all rookies with 76 points.
“He performed at a high level for us, especially in the playoffs,” Keenan said.
However, with rumours swirling that the league will be adding teams for the 2018-2019 season, grabbing high draft picks has been of utmost importance as teams could lose a number of players to an expansion draft.
“With the core of our team having played in three consecutive NLL championships, combined with our younger players and these cherished first round picks, the future of the Rush looks as bright as every fuelled by the youth and promise of these future stars of the NLL,” Rush owner Bruce Urban said in a statement.
The Saskatchewan Rush currently hold the eighth overall pick in this year’s NLL draft that takes place on Sept. 18 at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, Ont. The draft will be streamed live on nlltv. com.