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Rattlers Add Draft Picks in Trade with Atlanta

January 21, 2019 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) - Dallas Rattlers News Release

FRISCO, Texas - The Dallas Rattlers have traded attackman Randy Staats to the Atlanta Blaze in exchange for a third round pick (22 nd overall) and a fourth round pick (31 st overall) in the 2019 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft. The Rattlers will also send the team's third round pick (26 th overall) to the Blaze.

Staats recorded six goals and one assist in two appearances during the 2018 regular season. The trade marks Staats' return to Atlanta after he was acquired via trade by the Rattlers prior to last season's draft.

While Staats contributed during the team's playoff run, Rattlers head coach Bill Warder stressed the importance of reloading the talent pool ahead of the next campaign.

"Randy is a great player and a consummate professional. We appreciate his efforts within the organization and wish him the best in the future," said Warder. "Moving to get more picks in a deep draft will help the Rattlers in the goal of returning to, and ultimately winning, the league title."

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