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Boston Blazers 2010 Roster

January 7, 2010 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Boston Blazers News Release

BOSTON (January 6, 2010) - The Boston Blazers today announced the team's final 23-man roster for the 2010 season. The professional indoor lacrosse squad returns 18 members from its inaugural season and welcomes five new faces in 2010. Among those returning include last year's National Lacrosse League MVP Dan Dawson, All-Stars Mitch Belisle and Anthony Cosmo, and 2009 Blazers scoring leader Daryl Veltman.

After finishing with a 10-6 record and tying for first in the NLL's East Division in the Blazers' first year, Head Coach Tom Ryan spent the offseason accumulating new talent in an effort to bring Boston a championship in 2010. New members of the Blazers squad include Matt Abbott, a Syracuse graduate and the team's third overall draft pick in the 2009 entry draft, Ryan Hotaling, a standout attackman from Nazareth College, and Mike Kirk, a defenseman acquired over the summer in exchange for Jason Bloom.

"We are looking forward to the 2010 season following the success that we had in our first season as a team," said Ryan. "With the new additions to our team and the leadership of Dan Dawson and Anthony Cosmo, we have put ourselves in a positive position for this year."


First Name Last Name Pos. Hometown College/ Club

Matt Abbott D Syracuse, N.Y. Syracuse University

Mitch Belisle D Bourne, Mass. Cornell University

Gary Bining F Delta, B.C. The Ohio State University

Anthony Cosmo G Mississauga, Ont. Brock University

Nick Cotter T Whitby, Ont. Dowling College

Dave Cutten D Elora, Ont. Wellington (Sr. B)

Dan Dawson F Oakville, Ont. Brampton (Jr. A)

Paul Dawson D Oakville, Ont. Brampton (Jr. A)

Greg Downing T New York, N.Y. Fairfield University

Jon Durno D Scarborough, Ont. Canisius College

Jon Harnett D Caledon, Ont. Adrian College

Ryan Hotaling D Syracuse, N.Y. Nazareth College

Mike Kirk D Orangeville, Ont. Dickinson College

Matt Lyons F Georgetown, Ont. Orangeville (Jr. A)

Sean Morris F South Boston, Mass. University of Massachusetts

John Ortolani T Billerica, Mass. Endicott College

Mike Poulin G Waterloo, Ont. Orangeville (Jr. A)

Brett Queener T Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Albany University

Jack Reid D West Hartford, Conn. University of Massachusetts

Nick Rose G Orangeville, Ont. Orangeville (Jr. A)

Kyle Ross T Port Coquitlam, B.C. New Westminster (Sr. A)

Brenden Thenhaus F Burlington, Ont. Brampton (Jr. A)

Daryl Veltman F Coquitlam, B.C. Hobart College

Boston opens their second season on Saturday, January 9th against the Toronto Rock at the TD Garden. Blazers season tickets are still available and include admission to all eight home games, beginning at just $80. Single game tickets start at just $15. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting, calling 888-BLAZERS, or via Ticketmaster.

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