The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team has signed forward Chris Cloutier to a three-year contract, pending league approval.
Cloutier (6’0”, 227 lbs., 12/4/1995) spent the last two seasons with the Bandits after being acquired in a trade from the Philadelphia Wings during the 2018-19 campaign. In 10 games for Buffalo in 2019-20, Cloutier ranked second on the team with 20 goals and finished third among all Bandits with 41 points. The second overall pick in the 2018 NLL Entry Draft, Cloutier has recorded 87 points (39+48) in 25 career NLL games.
Prior to turning pro, the Kitchener, Ontario native, played four seasons of collegiate lacrosse at the University of North Carolina, recording 149 points (111+38) in 50 games with the team. He led the Tar Heels in scoring in both 2017 and 2018 and won the NCAA National Championship with the team in 2016.