Edmonton Rush have traded Alex Turner to Minnesota Swarm in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2015. (Photo: Brad Watson)
The Edmonton Rush and Minnesota Swarm have announced a trade with the Swarm acquiring forward Alex Turner from the Rush in exchange for Edmonton's third-round selection in the 2014 NLL Entry Draft.
Turner, who enters the start of free agency on August 1 as a restricted free agent, recorded three points (2+1) in three games with the Rush last season. The Kamloops, BC native is a five-year NLL veteran and returns to the Swarm after playing with Minnesota in 2010 where appeared in one game. In 2011 with the Philadelphia Wings, Turner registered a career-high 39 points (17+22) in 16 games played.
The 6-foot, 210-pound lefty has recorded 81 career NLL points (35+46) while playing with the Rush, Wings, Swarm and Stealth franchises. Turner was the Stealth's third-round (32nd overall) selection in the 2008 NLL Entry Draft out of Simon Fraser University.
“The Swarm organization is excited to once again welcome Alex Turner to Saint Paul,” said Swarm Owner and Governor John Arlotta. “From his first stint at 'The Hive', we have always liked Alex, and have seen him evolve as a player over the years. We expect him to add even more depth to our left-hand side, and believe he is ready to challenge for a roster spot within our forward corps. There should be some great competition on that left side come training camp.”
The trade marks the second transaction between the two teams this summer after the Rush acquired the first overall selection in the 2014 NLL Entry Draft, along with a second-round pick in the 2015 Draft, plus goaltender Tyler Carlson from the Swarm in exchange for the third overall pick in the 2014 Draft and goaltender Brodie MacDonald. Click here to read more.