Buffalo Re-sign Two, Toronto and Rochester Make Trade

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The Buffalo Bandits have announced that they have re-signed transition player Kevin Brownell and forward Dallas Bridle to two-year deals. Also, Toronto and Rochester were involved in a two team trade. 

Brownell, a seven-year veteran, has been with the Bandits his entire career. The transition player has been a key figure for the Bandits during his tenure in Buffalo, thus far. Last season he served as one of the Bandits’ alternate captains, helping to lead them to an NLL Finals appearance. 

In 2018-19, Brownell tallied 14 points (3G/11A), chased down 74 loose balls, and caused 13 caused turnovers. Brownell has a career total of 96 points (32G/64A), 514 loose balls, and 102 caused turnovers. 

Bridle spent most of last season on the Bandits’ practice roster. He did play in one game, tallying two assists and three loose balls. The Orangeville, Ontario native has had an outstanding summer, tallying 27 points (11G/16) with the Brampton Excelsiors during the MSL regular season. 

In addition to Buffalo’s two signings, the Toronto Rock and Rochester Knighthawks have engaged in a trade that sends forward Phil Caputo to Rochester in exchange for a second-round draft pick in 2020. 

Caputo has played the last three seasons in Toronto after being acquired from New England after the 2016 season. Caputo only played two games for the Rock last season, chasing down three loose balls and recording 22 penalty minutes. 

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