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NLL Rookie Watch – 2019 Review

The 2018-19 NLL Entry Draft feels like a lifetime ago as six rounds worth of new prospects were welcomed in. I checked in on the 2019 draft class earlier this year and now that the regular season is over, it’s time to review the rookie class’ inaugural campaign.


As a refresher:


  1. San Diego – Austin Staats
  2. Philadelphia – Chris Cloutier
  3. Buffalo (from Vancouver) – Matt Gilray
  4. Buffalo – Ian MacKay
  5. Saskatchewan (from Toronto) – Connor Robinson
  6. Calgary – Shane Simpson
  7. *Georgia (from New England via Calgary) – Brendan Bomberry
  8. Georgia – Adam Wiedemann
  9. Rochester (from Colorado) – James Barclay
  10. San Diego (from Rochester via Saskatchewan) – Connor Fields
  11. San Diego (from Saskatchewan) – Connor Kearnan
  12. Calgary (compensatory selection) – Eli Salama
  13. Calgary (compensatory selection) – Reece Callies

Complete entry draft results: https://bit.ly/2TJMSzg


NLL reporter/writer Adam Levi and I discussed the progress of some of these first-year players as well as our Rookie Of The Year candidates:

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Andy McNamara has been a play-by-play commentator for the NLL on TSN, B/R Live, and world lacrosse tournaments since 2011. He’s also a sport talk host and anchor on TSN 1050 sports radio. Follow Andy on twitter @AndyMc81.