In a huge National Lacrosse League (NLL) trade announced late today, involving three players and three future first-round draft selections, the Colorado Mammoth secured the rights to Ilija Gajic, the ‘Bellies player who NLL Insider had ranked as the top player in this year’s NLL Entry Draft.
Ilija was widely speculated to be traded to Colorado following this year’s NLL Entry Draft to re-unite with his brothers. The Mammoth also grabbed a first-round draft pick in 2012.
In exchange, the Rochester Knighthawks pick-up Gavin Prout, Andrew Potter and two first-round draft picks in 2010. Prout had been Colorado’s captain since 2005 and leaves as the franchise’s all-time leading scorer.