The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team has signed defenseman Steve Priolo to a one-year deal, pending league approval.
Priolo (6’5”, 227 lbs., 1/15/1989) returns to the Bandits for his 14th season with the team after recording 19 points (3+16) and career-high 143 loose-ball recoveries in 17 games with the Bandits in 2022-23. He set a new single-season career high in penalty minutes (67) and is now second all-time in Bandits history, behind only Billy Dee Smith (634), in penalty minutes (501). He matched his second-highest single-season assist total (16) in 2023.
The St. Catharines, Ontario native has totaled 199 points (52+147) in 200 career games with Buffalo since being selected in the second round (21st overall) of the 2009 NLL Draft. He is currently tied with Rich Kilgour for the third-most games played in Bandits franchise history (200) and is in sole possession of second place in franchise history in loose-ball recoveries (1,217). Priolo is currently the longest-tenured Bandit on Buffalo’s roster.
The Bandits’ captain has also played box lacrosse at the international level, winning a gold medal with Team Canada at both the 2015 and 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships.