On Tuesday there were two pretty big signings across the NLL. The New York Riptide signed defenseman Dan MacRae to a two-year deal while the New England Black Wolves re-signed defenseman Brett Manney to a one-year deal.
New York signed a key piece of their defense in Dan MacRae, who they just picked up in the expansion draft last week. The defenseman comes to New York after spending his entire career with the Calgary Roughnecks. MacRae was a key figure in helping them secure the 2019 NLL championship this past season.
In a press release, New York Head Coach and General Manager Regy Thorpe said”…To get someone with his experience and leadership is a big win for our organization. We want to build our team with not only great talent, but also great locker room guys and Dan certainly checks that box…”
The nine-year veteran defenseman had 25 caused turnovers, scooped up 98 loose balls, and tallied 11 points (3G/8A) last season.
New England made a big move on Tuesday, re-signing veteran defenseman and captain Brett Manney. The defenseman has been a key piece in the Black Wolves defense since coming with the team from Philadelphia in 2015. Manney has been with the franchise for nine seasons. Four of those seasons were spent in Philadelphia before the move.
Last season, Manney had 13 caused turnovers, scooped up 51 loose balls, and tallied eight points (2G/6A) as he helped lead the Black Wolves to their fourth straight NLL playoff appearance.
In addition to those two signings, the Georgia Swarm has extended a qualifying offer to forward Miles Thompson and offered goalie Mike Poulin the Franchise Tag. Poulin has rejected it.