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2015 Nll Draft In Toronto

The National Lacrosse League has announced the 2015 NLL Draft is set for Monday, Sept. 28 as the league welcomes one of the most-talented draft classes in history ahead of its 30th anniversary season in 2016. The highly-anticipated NLL Draft, which will be held at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario, begins at 7 p.m. ET. Click here to watch live on NLL.com.

The Georgia Swarm currently hold the first overall selection along with three additional first-round picks (3rd, 5th and 6th), the Rochester Knighthawks hold the second overall selection, while the Calgary Roughnecks own two first-rounders (4th and 7th). The New England Black Wolves will select eighth overall while the Saskatchewan Rush traded the ninth overall pick to close out the first round to the Rochester Knighthawks.

Players such as Wesley Berg (University of Denver), Graeme Hossack (Lindenwood University), Jesse King (Ohio State University), Randy Staats (Syracuse University) and Lyle Thompson (University at Albany) help highlight the deep and heralded prospect pool featuring many potential future NLL stars.

2015 NLL Draft order as of September 27 (subject to change pending trades):

FIRST ROUND
1. Georgia Swarm (from New England Black Wolves)
2. Rochester Knighthawks (from Vancouver Stealth)
3. Georgia Swarm
4. Calgary Roughnecks
5. Georgia Swarm (from Colorado Mammoth via New England Black Wolves)
6. Georgia Swarm (from Buffalo Bandits)
7. Calgary Roughnecks (from Rochester Knighthawks via New England Black Wolves)
8. New England Black Wolves (from Toronto Rock)
9. Rochester Knighthawks (from Saskatchewan Rush)

SECOND ROUND
10. Toronto Rock (from New England Black Wolves)
11. Buffalo Bandits (from Vancouver Stealth)
12. Saskatchewan Rush (from Georgia Swarm)
13. Calgary Roughnecks
14. Rochester Knighthawks (from Saskatchewan Rush via Colorado Mammoth)
15. Calgary Roughnecks (from Buffalo Bandits)
16. Rochester Knighthawks
17. Toronto Rock
18. Saskatchewan Rush
19. Vancouver Stealth (compensatory)
20. Georgia Swarm (compensatory)
21. Vancouver Stealth (compensatory)

THIRD ROUND
22. New England Black Wolves
23. Vancouver Stealth
24. Calgary Roughnecks (from Georgia Swarm via Saskatchewan Rush)
25. Calgary Roughnecks
26. Rochester Knighthawks (from Colorado Mammoth)
27. Buffalo Bandits
28. New England Black Wolves (from Rochester Knighthawks)
29. Georgia Swarm (from Toronto Rock)
30. Saskatchewan Rush
31. Saskatchewan Rush (compensatory)

FOURTH ROUND
32. Colorado Mammoth (from New England Black Wolves)
33. Vancouver Stealth
34. Toronto Rock (from Georgia Swarm)
35. Calgary Roughnecks
36. Buffalo Bandits (from Colorado Mammoth)
37. New England Black Wolves (from Buffalo Bandits)
38. Rochester Knighthawks
39. Vancouver Stealth (from Toronto Rock)
40. Saskatchewan Rush

FIFTH ROUND
41. New England Black Wolves
42. Vancouver Stealth
43. Georgia Swarm
44. Calgary Roughnecks
45. Colorado Mammoth
46. Vancouver Stealth (from Buffalo Bandits)
47. Saskatchewan Rush

SIXTH ROUND
48. New England Black Wolves
49. Vancouver Stealth
50. Georgia Swarm
51. Calgary Roughnecks
52. Colorado Mammoth
53. Toronto Rock (from Buffalo Bandits)
54. Toronto Rock
55. Saskatchewan Rush

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