The National Lacrosse League has announced the 2016 NLL Draft will take place on Monday, Sept. 26 at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario. Watch live on NLL.com starting at 7 p.m. ET as the league welcomes its newest crop of rookies ahead of the 2017 season.
League events at TRAC begin with the 2016 NLL Combine from Saturday, Sept. 24 to Sunday, Sept. 25 as prospects look to showcase their skills to the teams one final time before Monday’s Draft. The 2016 NLL Season Awards Ceremony is set for Tuesday, Sept. 27 with the league announcing winners from the pool of finalists along with All-Pro and All-Rookie Teams.
The two-time defending champion Saskatchewan Rush holds the first overall pick in the Draft along with two more first-rounders at third and ninth overall. The Georgia Swarm also owns three picks in the first round at fourth, eighth and 10th overall while the Rochester Knighthawks will draft back-to-back in the sixth and seventh spots. The Toronto Rock owns the second pick and the Calgary Roughnecks hold the fifth overall selection to round out the first round.
2016 NLL Draft Order as of July 27 (subject to change pending trades):
1. Saskatchewan (from Vancouver)
3. Saskatchewan (from Rochester)
6. Rochester (from New England)
7. Rochester (from Colorado)
8. Georgia (from Buffalo)
10. Georgia (compensatory selection)
12. Toronto (from Toronto via New England)
13. Buffalo (from Rochester)
16. Buffalo (from New England)
17. Georgia (from Colorado)
20. Georgia (compensatory selection)
21. Calgary (compensatory selection)
22. Georgia (from Vancouver)
24. Georgia (from Rochester)
27. Calgary (from New England)
28. Georgia (from Colorado)
29. Rochester (from Buffalo)
31. Buffalo (compensatory selection)
33. New England (from Toronto)
37. New England
52. Buffalo (from Georgia)
54. New England
56. New England (from Buffalo)
More information regarding the 2016 NLL Draft, Combine (including eligibility and registration details), and Season Awards Ceremony will be announced in the coming weeks.