The Vancouver Ravens have begun the new year with a blockbuster trade that adds a National Lacrosse League star to their roster.
The Ravens have acquired right-handed forward Dan Stroup from the Toronto Rock. In exchange for Stroup, the Rock received the Ravens first round entry-draft
pick in 2004, as well as the Ravens second round pick in 2003.
Stroup, 34, brings a wealth of experience to the Ravens, having played on three NLL championship-winning teams. Last season, he was a key member of the NLL champions Toronto Rock, playing in all 16 regular season games, scoring 37 goals and 23 assists for a total of 60 points. The 2001-02 season with the Rock proved to be Stroups most productive yet, with several impressive performances including a six-goal, two-assist performance in the NLL semi-finals against the Washington Power. Stroup has played in the NLL for the past five seasons.
A resident of Port Coquitlam, B.C., Stroup has played in the Western Lacrosse Association since 1988. He has played for the Vancouver Burrards, Burnaby Lakers, and most recently, the Coquitlam Adanacs. This past summer, Stroup
played for Team Canada at the world field lacrosse championships in Perth, Australia.
The Ravens hold their final practice tonight at Sportstown in Richmond, from 7:00 - 9:00pm before starting their second NLL season tomorrow against the
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