Draft to be held on Sept. 16 in Toronto
The National Lacrosse League has announced that the 2013 NLL Entry Draft will take place on Monday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. ET at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario. Doors open at 6 p.m. for fans while the Draft will also be broadcast live on YouTube via The Lacrosse Network. The Minnesota Swarm currently hold the first overall selection while the current order of selection for the entire six-round draft is listed below.
In conjunction with the Draft, the Combine for prospects and free agents will also be held at TRAC with the two-day event starting on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. ET before day-long activities on Sunday. Players will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in a practice setting through structured games and take part in an interview process with NLL general managers and coaches. All players who participate in the combine will be subject to a series of tests that will evaluate their endurance, reaction times, strength, agility, speed, and lacrosse-related skills. The testing will be conducted by Sport Testing Inc., a provider of athlete assessment technologies and services.
The Combine is open to eligible draftees and non-rostered free agents who can register here. The registration fee is $100 per player and the deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 3 or prior, subject to the Combine being filled. All players participating in the Combine will receive a free pair of lacrosse gloves. The eligibility requirements for the 2013 NLL Entry Draft can be found here.
The 2013 NLL Entry Draft order (subject to change pending trades):
1. Minnesota (from Buffalo)
4. Edmonton (from Philadelphia)
5. Minnesota (from Edmonton)
7. Minnesota (from Toronto)
9. Toronto (from Rochester via Colorado)
11. Edmonton (from Minnesota)
13. Edmonton (from Philadelphia via Minnesota)
14. Buffalo (from Edmonton)
18. Colorado (from Buffalo via Rochester)
19. Philadelphia (from Buffalo)
20. Buffalo (from Minnesota via Philadelphia)
21. Minnesota (from Colorado)
23. Minnesota (from Edmonton)
28. Toronto (from Boston)
29. Minnesota (from Buffalo)
33. Philadelphia (from Edmonton)
41. Vancouver (from Philadelphia)
48. Calgary (from Minnesota)
52. Edmonton (from Calgary)