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Wings Star Forward Bergey Selected by Boston in NLL Expansion Draft

July 24, 2008 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Philadelphia Wings News Release

Philadelphia Wings' forward, Jake Bergey was selected today in the National Lacrosse League Expansion Draft by the Boston Blazers. The Blazers selected a total of 12 players in the Expansion Draft, one from each NLL franchise.

"We are a bit surprised at Boston's decision to select Jake in the draft because he has yet to make any official decision on whether or not he will play in 2009," said Wings General Manager Lindsay Sanderson.

Bergey has played all of his eleven NLL seasons in Philadelphia and was part of two championship teams (1998 and 2001). He is second all-time in Wings history with 555 total points (257G, 298A). Bergey became only the second Wings player in history to record his 500th point with his six point performance in the Wings 2008 home opener versus Chicago. The Wings selected him in the fifth round of the 1998 NLL Entry Draft out of Salisbury State University. Bergey is also the son of legendary Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Bill Bergey.

The Blazers are coached by former Philadelphia Wings forward (2000 - 2003) Tom Ryan and will play their 2009 home games in the TD Banknorth Garden. A full list of Boston's draft selections can be found by logging on to

Deposits are now being accepted for the Wings 2009 Season. A $50 deposit guarantees a great seat for eight exciting games of Wings lacrosse. Call 215-389-WING or visit for more information.

The Philadelphia Wings are owned and operated by Philadelphia Wings L.P., whose principal owners are Russ Cline, Chris Fritz and Michael French. Comcast-Spectacor serves as the marketing, sponsorship and publicity arm of the Wings.

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