The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team’s initial roster for the 2022-23 National Lacrosse League season, pending league approval.
Today, Buffalo acquired defenseman Kellen LeClair from Calgary in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2023 NLL Entry Draft and acquired a fifth-round pick in the 2024 NLL Entry Draft from Rochester in exchange for transition player Jordan Stouros.
LeClair (6’3”, 210 lbs., 3/27/95) has played in 12 career games with the Calgary Roughnecks, totaling one goal and 32 loose-ball recoveries. The Windsor, Ontario native was drafted in the third round (25th overall) in the 2015 NLL Entry Draft.
The roster breakdown is below:
Forwards (7): Kyle Buchanan, Josh Byrne, Chris Cloutier, Brad McCulley, Tehoka Nanticoke, Brandon Robinson, Dhane Smith
Transition (4): Max Adler, Ian MacKay, Dalton Sulver, Nick Weiss
Defensemen (8): Kellen LeClair, Justin Martin, Carter McKenzie, Marcus Minichiello, Ethan O’Connor, Steve Priolo, Matt Spanger, Bryce Sweeting
Goalies (2): Devlin Shanahan, Matt Vinc
Practice Squad (4): Sam La Roue, Joel Matthews, Dylan Robinson, Thomas Vaesen
Physically Unable to Perform (1): Frank Brown
Injured Reserve (2): Nathaniel Kozevnikov, Justin Robinson
Protected Player List (2): Chase Fraser, Justin Guterding
Buffslo’s home opener is Saturday against Albany. Tickets are on sale now.