The National Lacrosse League has formally approved the re-submitted contracts of free-agents Gee Nash and Gavin Prout signed with the Colorado Mammoth.
Both players were free-agents after spending last season with the New York Saints. Prout, a third-year player finished last season with 72 points(28G, 44A) while Nash, a five-year veteran finished with .747 save percentage. On Tuesday, the league had voided the contracts causing the club and the players to rework the terms in compliance with league by-laws.
In other news the following signings have also recently occured:
ANAHEIM STORM: Released forward Mike Hamilton. Added forward Scott Hochstadt to their roster
ARIZONA STING: Signed forwards Cory Bomberry, Ryan Cousins, Chad Culp, Daniel Dawson, Kyle Jamieson, Peter Lough, Pat Maddalena, Sean Pollock, Gewas Schindler, Scott Self, Peter Veltman, goaltenders Mike Miron, Phil Wetherup, defensemen Troy Bonterre, Bruce Codd, Mark Cochrane, Tyler Francey, Travis Gillespie, Bill Greer, Lindsay Plunkett, Wes Suddons and Thomas Witte. Placed Chris Fiore, Mike Bonk, Richard Haan, Jeff Frazer, Tyler Johnson, Kevin Leville, Ken Montour, Cole Murray and Luke Ogelsby to thier hold out list. Released Barrett Church, Travis Eckler, Dave Schenkel, Shawn Parnell, Mark Panniccia, Dave Robinson, Brendan Shook and practice player Kevin Dean.
BUFFALO BANDITS: Signed forwards Jason Crosibe, Jason Clark, Jonas Derks, defenseman Chris Langdale and goaltender Steve Dietrich. Released defensemen Mario Lopez. Placed forward Adam Doneger on holdout/injured list and forward David Brown and defenseman Jamie Hackel to their holdout list. Traded defenseman Craig Gelsvik and the Bandits 2nd round selection in the 2005 entry draft in exchange for to the Calgary Roughnecks in exchange for defenseman Kyle Laverty and Calgary's 4th round selection in the 2006 entry draft. Traded defenseman Chris Seller to the Anaheim Storm. Anaheim traded defenseman Shawn Nadelen to the Philadelphia Wings. Philadelphia traded defenseman Drew Candy to the Buffalo Bandits.
CALGARY ROUGHNECKS: Signed forward Andrew McBride. Traded forward Shawn Cable to Colorado in exchange for forward Ted Dowling.
COLORADO MAMMOTH: Signed forwards Geoff Bieing, Nick Carlson, Danny Cocchi, Bryan Cole, Gary Gait, John Gallant, Jay Jalbert, Brian Langtry, Gavin Prout Josh Sims, Scott Stapleford, Jeff Sonke, John Wilson, defensemen Matt Coughlin, Tom Ethington, Jamie Hanford, Brian Potter, Brian Reese, Dave Stilley, Trevor Tierney, John Wilson, and goaltenders Erik Miller, Gee Nash and Tom Still. Released forwards Dan Cocchi, Mike Frissora, Pat Myers, Graham Palmer, Devon Spilker, Christian Cook, Kip Fulks, Chase Jaeger and practice player Mike Nappolilli. Placed forwards Mike Henderson and Kevin Stewardson on their hold out list.
TORONTO ROCK: Signed goaltender Bob Watson. Announced the retirement of forward Kevin Finneran.
VANCOUVER RAVENS: Signed forwards Luke Ansley, Craig Conn, Randy Daly, Matt Dwane, Chris Gill, Mark Miyashita, Nick Patterson, Chris Prat, Darren Reisig, Cam Sedgwick, A.J. Smith, Dan Stroup, defensemen Bruce Alexander, Grant Hamilton, Bruce Murray, Kevin Olson, Mike Venittelli, Scott Whitley, and Rob Williams, and goaltender Dwight Maetche. Traded forwards Richard Morgan, Mike Law, Chad Wittman and defenseman Grant Hamilton to the Anaheim Storm in exchange for Anaheim's second round entry draft selection in 2004 and Anaheim's first round selection in 2006 entry draft.