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2014 Entry Draft

September 22, 2014 - Oakville, ON

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Minnesota Swarm drafted the following players

Rd 1 Pick 3
PHI/EDM

Miles Thompson
 
F-R
Miles Thompson
Onondaga, NY
Albany
Onondaga CANAM
Rochester MLL
Rd 1 Pick 5
from BUF

d 1 Pick BUF
 
F-L
Shane MacDonald
Elora, ON

Brampton OLA Jr A
Rd 2 Pick 10
 

Joe Haodais Maracle
 
F-L
Joe Haodais Maracle
Six Nations, ON

Six Nations OLA Jr A
 
Rd 4 Pick 29
 

Eric Guiltinan
 
T-L
Eric Guiltinan
London, ON
Wilfrid Laurier
Kitchener-Waterloo OLA Jr A
Rd 5 Pick 38
 

Patrick Miles
 
D-R
Patrick Miles
Brampton, ON
New England Coll
Oakville MSL
Rd 5 Pick 40
from NE

Paxton Leroux
 
D-L
Paxton Leroux
Peterborough, ON

Peterborough OLA Jr A

The Minnesota Swarm completed the following trades related to the 2014 NLL Entry Draft:

  • 09/22/2014 - MINNESOTA SWARM: trade Jay Card to the New England Black Wolves for the 40th pick in the 2014 NLL Entry Draft
  • 07/01/2014 - The Swarm trade G Tyler Carlson, the first overall pick in the 2014 NLL Entry Draft and the Swarm's second round pick in the 2015 NLL Entry Draft to the Edmonton Rush for G Brodie MacDonald and the third overall pick (originally Philadelphia) in the 2014 NLL Entry Draft.
  • 06/30/2014 - PHILADELPHIA WINGS - were rewarded by the NLL, the 20th pick in the 3rd round of the 2014 NLL Entry Draft from the Minnesota Swarm due to the Swarm tampering with Wings 2013 draftee AJ Masson
  • 01/23/2014 - The Swarm trade a fourth round pick (originally belonging to Edmonton) in the 2014 NLL Entry Draft to the Edmonton Rush for F Dane Stevens.
  • 09/16/2013 - EDMONTON RUSH: have traded the 42nd overall selection in the 2013 Entry Draft and fourth round selection in the 2014 Entry Draft to the Minnesota Swarm in exchange for the 30th overall selection in the 2013 Entry Draft.
  • 09/16/2013 - MINNESOTA SWARM: have traded their sixth round selection in the 2014 Entry Draft to the Edmonton Rush in exchange for the 52nd overall selection in the 2013 Entry Draft.
  • 02/17/2012 - The Swarm trade G Anthony Cosmo to the Buffalo Bandits for a first round pick in the 2013 & 2014 NLL Entry Drafts.

The Minnesota Swarm had five picks in the 2014 NLL Entry Draft but by the end of the night they added another pick by trading away Jay Card to the New England Black Wolves. Many thought that the Swarm would target Jeremy Noble to pair him with his brother Jason Noble but the Rochester Knighthawks made a blockbuster trade earlier in the day to move up to second overall to take Noble. Now the Swarm had to go with Plan B or did they really get the man the wanted to begin with.

With their third pick of the first round, the Minnesota Swarm took forward Miles Thompson from Onondaga, New York. Thompson is well known in lacrosse circles where he was named the co-winner of the 2014 Tewaaraton Tropy with his brother Lyle (draft eligible next year) while playing for the University of Albany. Thompson played for the Rochester Rattlers of the MLL where he helped lead them to finals before losing to the Denver Outlaws. He also won a bronze medal for the Iroquois Nationals at the 2014 World Field Lacrosse Championships in July. But Thompson finished the summer as a champion as his Onondaga Redhawks won the 2014 Presidents Cup, the Canadian Senior B championship. Thompson will be relied upon to immediately help Callum Crawford on the right side of the offense.

From the Bible of Lacrosse:

@               MILES THOMPSON

       BORN: DECEMBER 8, 1990

       HT. 5'10"         WT. 180 LBS.         SHOOTS - 

                         REGULAR SEASON                        PLAYOFFS
                         --------------                        --------
    YEAR     TEAM     LEAGUE     GP  GO  ASS  PTS  PIM  -  GP GO ASS PTS PIM
    ---- ------------ ------     --  --  ---  ---  ---  -  -- -- --- --- ---
    2007 AKWESASNE    JUNIOR A   15   5   14   19    2  -   3  1   1   2   0
    2008 AKWESASNE    JUNIOR A   12   8   16   24    6  -  10 11   5  16   8
    2009 AKWESASNE    JUNIOR A   11  31   23   54   10  -   4  5   6  11   2
    2010 AKWESASNE    JUNIOR A   16  42   28   70   18  -   5  8   6  14   6 
    2011 AKWESASNE    JUNIOR A   22  51   49  100   20  -     DID NOT PLAY
    2012 ST.REGIS     QSLL SR B  13  38   23   61   12  -  13 32  25  57  24
    2013 CAUGHNAWAGA  QSLL SR B  12  37   24   61   10  -  15 42  26  68  12
    2014 ONONDAGA     CAN/AM SRB  3  13    6   19    0  -   8 14  14  28  16
    ---- ------------ ---------- -- ---  ---  ---  ---  -  -- -- --- --- ---
      PRO/MAJOR/SENIOR TOTALS     0   0    0    0    0  -   0  0   0   0   0
              SENIOR B TOTALS    28  88   53  141   22  -  36 88  65 153  52
              JUNIOR A TOTALS    76 137  130  267   56  -  22 25  18  43  16



    ** 2011 - 5TH IN SCORING IN O.L.A. JUNIOR A SERIES
    ** 2011 - VOTED TO 2ND ALL-STAR TEAM IN O.L.A. JUNIOR A SERIES
    & 2012 - VOTED TO 1ST ALL-STAR TEAM IN PRESIDENTS CUP TOURNAMENT
    & 2012 - 5TH IN SCORING IN QUEBEC SENIOR B LACROSSE LEAGUE
    & 2012 - MEMBER OF CANADIAN PRESIDENT'S CUP CHAMPION ST.REGIS BRAVES
    & 2013 - 3RD IN SCORING IN QUEBEC SENIOR B LACROSSE LEAGUE
    & 2013 - 4TH IN SCORING IN PRESIDENT'S CUP TOURNAMENT
    & 2013 - VOTED TO 2ST ALL-STAR TEAM IN PRESIDENT'S CUP TOURNAMENT
    & 2014 - MEMBER OF CANADIAN PRESIDENT'S CUP CHAMPION ONONDAGA REDHAWKS
             TEAM
    & 2014 - 4TH IN SCORING IN CANADIAN PRESDIENT'S CUP TOURNAMNET

With their fifth overall pick in the draft, the Swarm selected lefty forward Shane MacDonald from Elora, Ontario. MacDonald just finished a very solid career with the Brampton Excelsiors and with Josh Gillam going to be out for the 2015 season with a knee injury, MacDonald will be needed to step up immediately on the left side.

From the Bible of Lacrosse:

@               SHANE MacDONALD

       BORN: JULY 26, 1993, ELORA, ONTARIO

       HT. 6'0"           WT. 205 LB.          SHOOTS - LEFT 

                         REGULAR SEASON                        PLAYOFFS
                         --------------                        --------
    YEAR     TEAM     LEAGUE     GP  GO  ASS  PTS  PIM  -  GP GO ASS PTS PIM
    ---- ------------ ------     --  --  ---  ---  ---  -  -- -- --- --- ---
    2009 ELORA        JUNIOR B   13   6    7   13   25  -  15 16  22  35  24
    2010 ELORA        JUNIOR B    8   8   10   18   25  -  10  8  10  18  11
    2010 ORANGEVILLE  JUNIOR A    2   1    4    5    7  -   2  1   1   2   0
    2011 ORANGEVILLE  JUNIOR A   18  12   26   38   49  -  16  9  28  37  28
    2012 BRAMPTON     JUNIOR A   20  37   61   98   38  -   3  2   3   5   7
    2013 BRAMPTON     JUNIOR A    4   1    2    3    2  -   9  8   6  14   0
    2014 BRAMPTON     JUNIOR A   17  27   28   55   33  -   3  3  13  16   2
    ---- ------------ ---------- -- ---  ---  ---  ---  -  -- -- --- --- ---
      PRO/MAJOR/SENIOR TOTALS     0   0    0    0    0  -   0  0   0   0   0
              SENIOR B TOTALS     0   0    0    0    0  -   0  0   0   0   0
              JUNIOR A TOTALS    61  78  121  199  129  -  33 23  51  74  37

              JUNIOR B TOTALS    21  14   17   31   50  -  25 24  32  53  35


     ** 2012 - 3RD IN SCORING IN O.L.A. JUNIOR A SERIES

With the first pick of the second round, tenth overall, the Minnesota Swarm took lefty forward Joe Haodais Maracle from Six Nations. Maracle was born in 1994 making him the youngest player on the team. In addition because of his age, he had to declare early for this year's draft similar to Andrew Suitor for the 2010 NLL Entry Draft. Even though he is young, Maracle already has two years of pro ball under his belt in CLAX the past two seasons where he measured up rather well. Maracle just finished up the summer winning the Canadian Junior A Championship, the Minto Cup, with the Six Nations Arrows. He has also won two Founders Cup, Canadian Junior B Championships, with the Six Nations Rebels. Maracle will be battling with MacDoanld for playing time on the left side.

From the Bible of Lacrosse:

@               JOE HAODIAS MARACLE

       BORN: AUGUST 30, 1994

       HT. 5'11"         WT. 155 LBS.          SHOOTS - LEFT

                         REGULAR SEASON                        PLAYOFFS
                         --------------                        --------
    YEAR     TEAM     LEAGUE     GP  GO  ASS  PTS  PIM  -  GP GO ASS PTS PIM
    ---- ------------ ------     --  --  ---  ---  ---  -  -- -- --- --- ---
    2011 SIX NATIONS  JUNIOR B   11  14   17   31    4  -  11  6  13  19   0
    2012 SIX NATIONS  JUNIOR B   20  35   36   71   20  -  20 30  36  66  20 
    2013 OHSWEKEN     CLAX PRO   11   8   17   25    6  -   1  2   0   2   0 
    2013 SIX NATIONS  JUNIOR A   19  23   24   47    4  -  16 19  20  39   0
    2014 OHSWEKEN     CLAX PRO    4   4    6   10    0  -     DID NOT PLAY
    2014 SIX NATIONS  JUNIOR A   18  14   35   49   12  -  19 32  26  58   8
    ---- ------------ ---------- -- ---  ---  ---  ---  -  -- -- --- --- ---
      PRO/MAJOR/SENIOR TOTALS     0   0    0    0    0  -   0  0   0   0   0
              JUNIOR A TOTALS    37  37   59   96   16  -  35 51  46  97   8
              JUNIOR B TOTALS    31  49   53  102   24  -  47 55  69 125  20 
              CLAX PRO TOTALS    15  12   23   35    6  -   1  2   0   2   0 




    & 2011 - MEMBER OF CANADIAN FOUNDERS CUP CHAMPION SIX NATIONS REBELS TEAM

    & 2012 - MEMBER OF CANADIAN FOUNDERS CUP CHAMPION SIX NATIONS REBELS TEAM

    ** 2014 - MEMBER OF CANADIAN MINTO CUP CHAMPION SIX NATIONS ARROWS TEAM

During the draft, there was a lot of activity in the first three rounds with many trades, teams moving up and down the draft board but the Swarm stayed patient and waited out the flurry. When they finally got to their next pick it was the beginning of the fourth round. So to open the fourth with the pick #29, the Minnesota Swarm took London, Ontario native Eric Guiltinan. Guiltinan is a lefthanded transition player who played the last two seasons with the Kitchener-Waterloo Braves of the OLA Jr A. During the last few autumns including this year, Guiltinan plays running back in college for the Wilfrid Laurier University football team, so expect Guiltinan to not shy away from contact.

From the Bible of Lacrosse:

@              ERIC GUILTINAN

       BORN: AUGUST 25, 1993 

       HT. 5'11"         WT. 200 LB.          SHOOTS - LEFT
	   
                         REGULAR SEASON                        PLAYOFFS
                         --------------                        --------
    YEAR     TEAM     LEAGUE     GP  GO  ASS  PTS  PIM  -  GP GO ASS PTS PIM
    ---- ------------ ------     --  --  ---  ---  ---  -  -- -- --- --- ---
    2013 KITCH-WATER  JUNIOR A   14   1    2    3   27  -   4  2   0   2  16
    2014 KITCH-WATER  JUNIOR A   20   5    7   12   56  -   5  1   4   5  26
    2014 KITCH-WATER  SENIOR A    1   0    0    0    0  -     DID NOT PLAY
    ---- ------------ ---------- -- ---  ---  ---  ---  -  -- -- --- --- ---
      PRO/MAJOR/SENIOR TOTALS     1   0    0    0    0  -     DID NOT PLAY
              JUNIOR A TOTALS    34   6    9   15   83  -   9  3   4   7  42

In the fifth round, pick #38, the Minnesota Swarm went with defense with righty Patrick Miles. Miles just finished his first season of Senior lacrosse with the Oakville Rock of the MSL. He was teammates with Noble, and Alex Crepinsek at Oakville. During his junior career, he was teammmates with MacDonald on the Brampton junior A teams in 2012 and 2013.

From the Bible of Lacrosse:

@               PATRICK MILES

       BORN: OCTOBER 22, 1992, BRAMPTON, ONTARIO

       HT. 5'11"         WT. 170 LB.          SHOOTS - RIGHT
	   
                         REGULAR SEASON                        PLAYOFFS
                         --------------                        --------
    YEAR     TEAM     LEAGUE     GP  GO  ASS  PTS  PIM  -  GP GO ASS PTS PIM
    ---- ------------ ------     --  --  ---  ---  ---  -  -- -- --- --- ---
    2009 HALTON HILLS JUNIOR B   19   2    7    9   29  -  11  0   3   3  18
    2010 BRAMPTON     JUNIOR A   22   2    7    9   45  -   5  1   1   2  10
    2011 BRAMPTON     JUNIOR A   22   2    9   11   24  -   3  0   0   0   0
    2012 BRAMPTON     JUNIOR A   20   6   11   17   62  -   3  0   1   1   4
    2013 BRAMPRTON    JUNIOR A   19   6   10   16   84  -   9  1   0   1  26
    2014 OAKVILLE     SENIOR B    4   4    2    6    8  -     DID NOT PLAY
    2014 OAKVILLE     SENIOR A   14   2    5    7   31  -     DID NOT PLAY  
    ---- ------------ ---------- -- ---  ---  ---  ---  -  -- -- --- --- ---
      PRO/MAJOR/SENIOR TOTALS    14   2    5    7   31  -   0  0   0   0   0
              SENIOR B TOTALS     4   4    2    6    8  -   0  0   0   0   0
              JUNIOR A TOTALS    83  16   37   53  215  -  20  2   2   4  40
              JUNIOR B TOTALS    19   2    7    9   29  -  11  0   3   3  18

After taking Miles, the Swarm made their first and only draft day trade sending Jay Card to the New England Black Wolves, formerly the Philadephia Wings. Card was drafted by the Swarm in 2011 and played for the team in 2012 and 2013. Card played 31 regular season games with 24 goals and 26 assists and in four playoff games, Card had four goals and four assists. Card took the 2014 season off and became forgotten and expendable with the drafting of Thompson.

The Swarm in return got the 40th pick in this draft and took Peterborough, Ontario defenseman Paxton Leroux. Leroux played the last four years for the junior Lakers under former Swarm player Mat Giles. Leroux is known for his skills as a fighter as he averaged over ten penalty minutes per game in his junior A career. He also is still pursuing a pro hockey career where he also is skilled with his fists as he trys out for the London Knights in Ontario. It looks like hockey takes priority right now and if successful, it may be a while before we see him dress for the Swarm.

From the Bible of Lacrosse:

@               PAXTON LEROUX

       BORN: FEBRUARY 22, 1993
	   
       HT. 6'3"         WT. 190 LB.          SHOOTS - LEFT
	   
                         REGULAR SEASON                        PLAYOFFS
                         --------------                        --------
    YEAR     TEAM     LEAGUE     GP  GO  ASS  PTS  PIM  -  GP GO ASS PTS PIM
    ---- ------------ ------     --  --  ---  ---  ---  -  -- -- --- --- ---
    2011 PETERBOROUGH JUNIOR A    7   0    0    0   62  -   5  0   0   0  23
    2012 PETERBOROUGH JUNIOR A    2   0    0    0   12  -   4  0   0   0  23
    2012 PETERBOROUGH JUNIOR C    5   0    0    0   78  -   2  0   0   0  34
    2013 PETERBOROUGH JUNIOR A   13   1    1    2   91  -   5  0   0   0  45
    2014 PETERBOROUGH JUNIOR A    5   0    0    0   61  -     DID NOT PLAY
    ---- ------------ ---------- -- ---  ---  ---  ---  -  -- -- --- --- ---
              JUNIOR A TOTALS    27   1    1    2  226  -  14  0   0   0  91
              JUNIOR C TOTALS     5   0    0    0   78  -   2  0   0   0  34