2021 PLL Teams Expansion Draft Protection Lists Breakdown

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On Sunday, all seven existing Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) clubs had to submit their protected/unprotected list. The league announced each teams’ protection lists on Monday afternoon via Twitter. 

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2021 PLL Entry Mock Draft 1.0

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*Note: This is the first of two PLL Entry Mock Drafts. The second will be released following the PLL Expansion Draft.*

The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) held their Entry Draft on Wednesday night, solidifying the order for the draft on March 25th – or so we thought. The day after the lottery, Atlas LC traded attackman Rob Pannell to Redwoods LC in exchange for the third pick in the entry draft and a second round pick in the college draft.

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Rob Pannell Traded to Redwoods LC

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On Thursday evening a blockbuster trade went down in the PLL, as Atlas LC traded attackman Rob Pannell to Redwoods LC in exchange for the No. 3 pick in the 2021 Entry Draft and a second round pick in the 2021 College Draft. The Post Game podcast first reported the news and the league later confirmed it.

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Late Game Surge Lifts Whipsnakes to Second Straight Title

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Behind a 10-0 run late in the game, Whipsnakes were able to force the comeback and secure their second consecutive PLL championship. 

Zed Williams led Whipsnakes with six goals and Matt Rambo had four points (1G/3A). Joe Nardella went 12-for-19 (63%) at the faceoff dot. Kyle Bernlohr made 16 saves with a 63% clip.  Continue reading “Late Game Surge Lifts Whipsnakes to Second Straight Title”

PLL Championship Preview: Keys to Taking Home The Cup

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After Thursday’s semifinal contests, No. 1 seeded Whipsnakes LC and No. 7 seeded Chaos LC will meet in the championship game of the 2020 PLL Championship Series. 

Whipsnakes comes into this game as the top-ranked, undefeated defending champions looking to defend their title from last season and Chaos comes into this game on an impressive run after going 0-4 in group play.  Continue reading “PLL Championship Preview: Keys to Taking Home The Cup”

PLL Quarterfinals Preview: Players to Watch, Keys to Victory

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The group play stage of the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) Championship Series has concluded and it is time to shift gears towards the playoffs. All seven teams make the playoffs, but the No. 1 seed, which Whipsnakes locked up on Sunday, gets a first round bye. The other six teams will face off in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.  Continue reading “PLL Quarterfinals Preview: Players to Watch, Keys to Victory”

Callum Crawford Signs Two-Year Deal With New York

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During the first two days of the NLL Free Agency period, the New York Riptide have made the biggest splash. After making a very impactful signing on the defensive end of the floor yesterday, the Riptide have signed one of the biggest offensive weapons in the game in forward Callum Crawford. 

A 15-year veteran, Crawford has been the second and first leading scorer in the NLL over the past two seasons as a member of the New England Black Wolves. Crawford recorded 76 points on 33 goals and 43 assists in 11 games this past season before the Coronavirus outbreak cut the season short. 

“His attributes at playing this game are second to none and his track record proves that. This acquisition expedites our team building process exponentially. We are over-excited to welcome him to New York.” said New York general manager Jim Veltman in a press release. 

Crawford has recorded a career total of 1,049 points (390/659A) and is one of only 11 players in league history to be part of the 1K club. 

The 6-foot-3, 205 pound forward was originally selected 18th overall in the 2005 NLL Entry Draft by Calgary. He has also spent time in San Jose, Chicago, Edmonton, Minnesota, Colorado, and Buffalo during his career. 

Upon arriving on Long Island, Crawford will join forces with the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NLL Draft, Tyson Gibson, Dan Lomas, Connor Kelly, and a few other younger, talented forwards that should complement Crawford’s play very well.