Panther City Lacrosse Club selected defenseman Liam Patten during the NLL Expansion Draft on Tuesday night.
Patten recorded three points (2+1) in four games as a rookie with Buffalo in 2018 before spending the 2019 and 2020 seasons with the Philadelphia Wings. He was reacquired in a trade with Philadelphia in August 2020.
Panther City – based in Fort Worth, Texas – is joining the NLL in 2021-22 as the league’s 14th franchise. The club was able to select one non-protected player from each of the other 13 teams to build its initial roster.
The Bandits’ protected list was as follows:
Offense: Josh Byrne, Chris Cloutier, Chase Fraser, Brad McCulley, Dhane Smith
Defense: Ian MacKay, Justin Martin, Steve Priolo, Matt Spanger, Bryce Sweeting
Goaltender: Matt Vinc