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Cannons Announce 23-Man Protected Roster

November 12, 2013
Cannons Announce 23-Man Protected Roster for 2014 Season


November 12, 2013 - Boston, MA - The Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, today announced their 23-man protected list for the 2014 MLL season. Unprotected players automatically enter the league player pool and can be selected by any team in the December 4 Supplemental Draft.   

"This is the first step in our process of putting together a championship caliber team for 2014," said Cannons general manager Kevin Barney.


The Cannons 23-man protected list includes veteran anchors Paul Rabil, Mitch Belisle, Jordan Burke, Matt Poskay, and Kyle Sweeney. The Cannons have also protected 2013 rookie standouts Cameron Flint, Will Manny, and Scott Ratliff.


"Coach Tucker and I were very pleased with how our rookies contributed last year, and we look forward to watching Cam, Will, and Scott improve and make a real impact next season and over the next few years," added Barney. "We will continue to explore trade options while adding new talent to the roster with the upcoming drafts."


Following the December 4 Supplemental Draft, the 2014 MLL Collegiate Draft will take place on Friday, January 10 in Philadelphia in conjunction with the US Lacrosse Convention. The Cannons currently have seven picks in the draft, including picks 12, 17 and 19.


Boston Cannons 2014 Protected Roster

Brent Adams - Midfield

Mitch Belisle - Defense

Stephen Berger - Midfield

Martin Bowes - Midfield

Ryan Boyle - Attack

Colin Briggs - Midfield

Kevin Buchanan - Attack

Craig Bunker - Midfield/Face-Off

Jordan Burke - Goalie

Lee Coppersmith - Midfield

Chris Eck - Midfield/Face-Off

Cameron Flint - Midfield

Diogo Godoi - Defense

Pat Heim - Midfield

Will Manny - Attack

Ricky Pages - Defense

Matt Poskay - Attack

Paul Rabil - Midfield

Scott Ratliff - Defense

PT Ricci - Defense

Matt Smalley - Midfield

Mike Stone - Midfield

Kyle Sweeney - Defense


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