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Minnesota Swarm Acquires F Aaron Wilson from Rochester

February 19, 2009 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Minnesota Swarm News Release

SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Minnesota Swarm General Manager Marty O'Neill today announced the National Lacrosse League (NLL) team has acquired forward Aaron Wilson and a conditional draft pick from the Rochester Knighthawks in exchange for forwards Craig Point and Dean Hill. The Swarm also signed free agent forward Rory McDade to a contract.

Wilson, 28 (12/20/80), recorded 15 points (9-6=15) in six games with Rochester this season. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound native of Kitchener, Ontario is in his seventh NLL season and has collected 349 points (196-153=349) and 534 loose balls in 97 games. Wilson spent his first six seasons with Toronto and was a member of the Rock's 2005 Championship team. He was originally selected in the second round (14th overall) of the 2001 NLL Entry Draft by the Albany Attack.


Team League Year GP G A PTS PIM LB

Toronto NLL 2003 14 21 16 37 6 59

Toronto NLL 2004 13 24 18 42 6 58

Toronto NLL 2005 16 41 33 74 6 99

Toronto NLL 2006 16 39 21 60 15 98

Toronto NLL 2007 16 34 37 71 17 110

Toronto NLL 2008 16 28 22 50 4 90

Rochester NLL 2009 6 9 6 15 0 20 NLL Totals 97 196 153 349 54 534

McDade, 27 (8/27/81), recorded 17 points (4-13=17) in eight games with the Swarm last season. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound native of New Westminster, British Columbia has tallied 26 points (5-16=21) and 24 loose balls in 16 games during three seasons with Minnesota.

The NLL also announced today that Swarm defenseman Ryan Cousins and Nick Inch have been named to the Western All-Star Team. The 2009 NLL All-Star Game will take place Saturday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m. at Pepsi Center in Denver, home of the Colorado Mammoth.

Cousins, 27 (4/1/81), will be making his fifth consecutive appearance in the NLL All-Star Game for the Swarm. The team captain and back-to-back NLL Defensive Player of the Year winner has recorded three points (1-2=3), 14 penalty minutes (PIM) and 22 loose balls in four games with the Swarm this season. In his eighth NLL campaign, the Toronto, Ontario native has totaled 65 points (28-37=65), 186 PIM and 449 loose balls in 103 career contests. Cousins' has collected four points (2-2=4) and 16 loose balls in four previous trips to the All-Star Game.

Inch, 24 (12/20/84), is in his second season with the Swarm and will be making his All-Star Game debut. He has notched three assists, four PIM and 18 loose balls in five games this season. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound native of Kitchener, Ontario was signed as a free agent by Minnesota in 2007 and appeared in eight games as a rookie in 2008. Inch has recorded four assists, 14 PIM and 38 loose balls in 13 career contests.

The Swarm hosts Boston Friday at 7:00 p.m. and plays at Philadelphia Saturday.

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