News | 9/9/2011 4:32:08 PM | Bandits.com
Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler today announced that the team has selected forward Kevin Buchanan and defenseman Damon Edwards in a dispersal draft of Boston Blazer players.
Selected with the sixth overall pick in the first round, Buchanan (05/09/1986, 5’ 10”, 180 lbs.) registered 57 points (24+33) in 15 games with the Blazers this past season. The left-handed Buchanan ranked fourth on the Blazers in regular season scoring. The Cockeysville, Md. native and Ohio State University alum has notched 103 career points (46+57) over 27 games with Boston and Minnesota Swarm. Originally, he was selected 11th overall by Minnesota in 2008 in the NLL Entry draft and was also named to the NLL All-Rookie team.
Drafted in the second round with the 15th overall pick, Edwards (08/30/1988, 6’ 1”, 185 lbs.) recorded four points (2+2) and recovered 19 loose balls in 10 games during his rookie campaign with Boston last season. The Toronto Rock’s third-round pick (31st overall) in 2009, Edwards was a 2008 U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American and also played at Brock University.
The Buffalo Bandits also announced the trade of Chris Corbeil to the Edmonton Rush in exchange for their ninth overall selection in the 2011 entry draft and a first-round selection in the 2012 Entry draft. The 2012 first-round selection acquired by Buffalo will be the highest (best) of Edmonton’s two current selections (selection acquired from Philadelphia and their own selection).