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Blazers Select Twelve Players in NLL Expansion Draft

July 24, 2008 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Boston Blazers News Release

Boston (July 24, 2008) - The Boston Blazers (www.blazerslacrosse.com) continued to build New England's new National Lacrosse League (NLL) franchise today as Blazers head coach and general manager Tom Ryan selected 12 players in the league's expansion draft. The key acquisitions for the Blazers included goaltender Mike Poulin, from the Toronto Rock, defenseman Mitch Belisle, from the New York Titans and forward Matt Lyons from the Rochester Knighthawks.

"We're extremely pleased with the talented players we selected in today's expansion draft," said Blazers head coach and GM Tom Ryan. "This was another important step in the building process for the Boston Blazers. All of the players selected today are tough, multi-talented indoor lacrosse prospects who will have the opportunity to prove themselves as members of the Blazers."

The following is the order of selection by the Boston Blazers in Thursday's NLL expansion draft:

Name, Former Team, Position

Mike Poulin, Toronto, Goaltender

Mitch Belisle, New York, Defense

Matt Lyons, Rochester, Forward

Kyle Laverty, Buffalo, Defense

John Gallant, Colorado, Defense

Jake Bergey, Philadelphia, Forward

Devan Wray, Calgary, Transition

Kyle Ross, Minnesota, Transition

Tom Johnson, San Jose, Forward

Matt Holman, Chicago, Forward

Michael Kilby, Portland, Defense

Cam Bergman, Edmonton, Defense

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