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Rochester acquires rights to Paul Rabil from Edmonton

07/27/2012, 5:15pm EDT
By NLL.com

Rochester sends Jarrett Davis to the Rush

Paul Rabil with the Washington Stealth in 2010. On Friday, the Rochester Knighthawks acquired his rights from the Edmonton Rush.

The Rochester Knighthawks acquired the rights to Paul Rabil. Photo Credit: Larry Palumbo

In a trade between the two franchises that faced each other in the 2012 Championship Game, the Rochester Knighthawks acquired the rights to Paul Rabil from the Edmonton Rush. In exchange, the Knighthawks sent forward Jarrett Davis to the Rush.

After completing the deal, Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres spoke highly of Rabil. "He has the heart and passion that we're looking for." said Styres.

In four seasons in the National Lacrosse League, Rabil recorded 44 goals and 79 assists, and 324 loose balls in 52 games with the Washington Stealth. The 26-year-old Elkton, Maryland native captured the 2010 NLL title as a member of the Stealth.

Edmonton General Manager and Head Coach Derek Keenan spoke after the transaction was completed, saying "Rabil was never going to play for us, and in a thin market, we had to make the best deal possible."

Heading to Edmonton in the trade is third-year pro Jarrett Davis. In 2012, he recorded a career-high 21 assists and 28 points in 13 games with the Knighthawks. The Port Moody, BC native played an even bigger role in the 2012 Champion’s Cup Playoffs, recording a team-high nine assists and tying for fourth on the team with 10 points. The former first-round pick concluded the postseason with two assists in the win over Edmonton in the NLL Finals. 

Derek Keenan spoke highly of Davis's skills and abilities, following the completion of the trade, saying "Jarrett is a talented, skilled, and athletic young right-handed offensive player and we need help on the right side."

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