The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team has signed defensemen Justin Martin and Bryce Sweeting to one-year contracts, pending league approval.
Martin (5’11”, 182 lbs., 4/4/1995) returns to the Bandits for his seventh NLL season, all of which have come with Buffalo. In 17 games for the Bandits last season, Martin collected six loose balls and blocked five shots. He also appeared in all six of Buffalo’s playoff contests en route to capturing the 2023 NLL Cup.
In 91 career NLL contests, Martin has compiled 10 points (4+6) and collected 148 loose balls. The Oakville, Ontario native played collegiately for the University of Guelph Gryphons before being selected by Buffalo in the second round (13th overall) of the 2016 NLL Entry Draft.
Sweeting (6’2”, 204 lbs., 7/7/1994) will enter his fifth season with the Bandits after finishing the 2022-23 season with five points (1+4), four caused turnovers and 49 loose-ball recoveries in 15 regular-season games. Sweeting established a new career high in assists (4) and appeared in all six of Buffalo’s playoff games, where he collected 23 loose-ball recoveries.
The Peterborough, Ontario native has totaled 21 points (5+16) and 262 loose-ball recoveries in 94 career regular-season games, which includes 13 points (2+11) and 182 loose-ball recoveries in 57 games with the Bandits. Prior to being acquired by the Bandits through a series of trades during the 2018 season, Sweeting spent the first three seasons of his career (2015-16 to 2017-18) with the Colorado Mammoth after being drafted by the team in the fourth round (32nd overall) of the 2015 NLL Entry Draft.