It was a busy day for the Boston Cannons as they acquired three high-level players in Bryan Cole, Randy Staats, and Bryce Wasserman to beef up their offense.
The first trade of the day for the Cannons was one that saw them send attackman Will Sands to the Connecticut Hammerheads in exchange for attackman Bryce Wasserman.
The Cannons also made a trade with the Philadelphia Barrage that would see the Cannons acquire attackman Randy Staats and midfielder Bryan Cole in exchange for defenseman PT Ricci and three draft picks. Dan Aresti was the first to report the Staats-Cole-Ricci trade.
With these two trades, the Cannons have acquired three players who combined for 151 points last season, two of which were MLL All-Stars. They also now have four top ten scorers on their roster, as well.
Wasserman, who is entering his third season, was ninth in the league in scoring last season with 48 points (36G/12A) with the Dallas Rattlers. Cole and Staats both played with the Atlanta Blaze last season, leading one of the most prolific offenses in the leagues. Cole was fifth in the league in scoring with 53 points (39G/14A) and Staats was eight in the league in scoring with 50 points (17G/33A). Staats was also second in the league in assists.
Those three game-changing talents join an offense in Boston that already flaunts a star-studded lineup with attackmen Mark Cockerton and Zed Williams, and midfielders Kyle Jackson and Challen Rogers, among others.
On the flip side, the Cannons did lose alpha dog attackman Will Sands in the trade for Wasserman. Sands should be a revelation for the Hammerheads this season, pairing up with other young stars such as attackman Bradley Voigt. The Barrage do add another good piece on defense in PT Ricci, as well.