NLL free-agent tracker for 2013, updated

Curtis Dickson and his electrifying offense will be back this season for the Calgary Roughnecks. (Photo: Dan Brodie)
Curtis Dickson and his electrifying offense will be back this season for the Calgary Roughnecks. (Photo: Dan Brodie)

The offseason for the National Lacrosse League can get a bit confusing with trades and player movement, although there wasn’t much early in the offseason as management and the players’ association hammered out a new collective bargaining agreement that assures the 2013 season will be played. We brought you the first installment of the free-agent tracker back in late September and now it’s time to update the list. So take a look and see how your team is doing in retaining its talent as we draw even closer to the start of the 2013 season.

The lists you’ll see below are provided by the Professional Lacrosse Players Association website, along with more detailed explanations and definitions of free agent terms. The updates, if any, are provided next to the player’s name and the information was provided by updates to the PLPA website along with the transactions listed at NLL.com.

And don’t sweat it if you see big names below who remain unsigned. Traditionally in the NLL, a lot of contract talks stretch late into the offseason and many negotiations go right into training camp. So check back later this offseason when we’ll publish the updated list after more contracts get ironed out.

2013 Unrestricted Free Agents

The following players are 2013 Unrestricted Free Agents due to the fact they are 32 years of age or older during the 2012 calender year and have played a minimum of 6 indoor professional lacrosse seasons or part of and are not under contract for 2013.

Buffalo Bandits
Anthony Cosmo, Darryl Gibson (retired), Mat Giles, Jon Harasym (re-signed with Bandits), John Tavares (re-signed with Bandits), Mike Thompson (retired), Chris White (signed with Toronto Rock), Ken Montour

Calgary Roughnecks
Kaleb Toth, Keith Cromwell

Colorado Mammoth
Jon Gallant (re-signed with Mammoth), Scott Stewart (re-signed with Mammoth), Tom Ethington, Jim Moss, Derek Malawsky

Edmonton Rush
Derek Suddons, Steve Toll, Ryan Ward (re-signed with Rush), Aaron Wilson (re-signed with Rush), Shawn Williams (traded to Buffalo Bandits), Andrew Turner, Richard Morgan (signed with Colorado Mammoth)

Philadelphia Wings
Brandon Miller, Tom Hajek (retired), Chris Schiller

Rochester Knighthawks
Mike Accursi (re-signed with Knighthawks), Kyle Laverty (re-signed with Knighthawks), Pat McCready, Marshall Abrams, Casey Zaph, Tim O’Brien, Casey Powell

Toronto Rock
Colin Doyle, Josh Sanderson (re-signed with Rock)

Washington Stealth
Cam Sedgwick (retired)

2013 Restricted Free Agents

The following players are 2013 Restricted Free Agents due to the fact they signed a 2012 contract under the league-wide average salary. These players also played a minimum of 3 seasons and have dressed or played in at least 23 regular-season games.

Buffalo Bandits
Kevin Buchanan (traded to Philadelphia Wings), Brandon Francis, Ian Llord (released), Jay Thorimbert (re-signed with Bandits), Steve Priolo (protected list)

Calgary Roughnecks
Jon Harnett, Curtis Manning (re-signed with Roughnecks), Peter McFetridge, Ryan McNish

Colorado Mammoth
Jed Prossner, Creighton Reid

Edmonton Rush
Tom Johnson, John Lintz (re-signed with Rush), Buck Stobart

Minnesota Swarm
Darren Halls

Philadelphia Wings
Matt Alrich, Patrick Heim, Steve Holmes, Brett Manney, Ryan McFayden, Joe Smith

Rochester Knighthawks
Travis Hill (re-signed with Knighthawks), Jamieson Koesterer

Toronto Rock
Garrett Billings, Damon Edwards (re-signed with Rock), Mike Hobbins (re-signed with Rock), Stephen Leblanc (re-signed with Rock), Nick Rose (re-signed with Rock), Brendan Thenhaus (re-signed with Rock), Drew Petkoff (re-signed with Rock), Nick Inch (re-signed with Rock)

Washington Stealth
Matt Beers (re-signed with Stealth), Kyle Hartzell (traded to Philadelphia Wings), Dean Hill (re-signed with Stealth), Andrew Potter (released)

Restricted Free Agents, Sat Out 2012

The following players are 2013 Restricted Free Agents that can shop their wares with other clubs due to them sitting out and not playing last season with their parent club. Restricted Free Agents can sign offer sheets with other clubs while their parent club will have the ability to match within 72 hours of the player executing an offer sheet.

Buffalo Bandits
Matt Brown, Kevin Dostie, Sean Greenhalgh

Calgary Roughnecks
Shawn Cable, Brian Spallina, Rob Van Beek

Colorado Mammoth
Jay Jalbert, Mike Law, Greg Peyser, Steve Forsythe

Minnesota Swarm
Riley Kemp

Philadelphia Wings
Kyle Wailes, Matt Zash

Rochester Knighthawks
Bobby Horsey

Washington Stealth
Brad MacDonald

Potential Restricted Free Agents

The following players below will become Restricted Free Agents if the club owning the right to the veteran player’s services offers regular-season compensation in an amount less than such veteran player’s previous season’s seasonal compensation.

Buffalo Bandits
Bill Dee Smith (protected list), Luke Wiles (protected list)

Calgary Roughnecks
Mike Carnegie, Scott Carnegie, Cory Conway, Dane Dobbie (re-signed with Roughnecks), Mike Kilby, Matt King, Scott Ranger (re-signed with Roughnecks), Daryl Veltman (re-signed with Roughnecks)

Colorado Mammoth
Ian Hawksbee, John Orsen, Sean Pollock, Jamie Shewchuk (re-signed with Mammoth), Jon Sullivan

Edmonton Rush
Tyler Codron, Aaron Bold, Chris Corbeil, Zack Greer, Jim Quinlan, Corey Small (re-signed with Rush)

Minnesota Swarm
Mitch Belisle, Andrew Watt (re-signed with Swarm)

Philadelphia Wings
Paul Dawson, Dan Dawson, Taylor Wray, Brodie Merrill, Brendan Mundorf, Max Seibald, Drew Westervelt

Rochester Knighthawks
Ryan Cousins (re-signed with Knighthawks), Brad Self (re-signed with Knighthawks)

Toronto Rock
Dan Carey (re-signed with Rock), Rob Marshall (re-signed with Rock)

Washington Stealth
Curtis Hodgson (re-signed with Stealth), Rhys Duch, Kyle Sorensen, Athan Iannucci, Chris McElroy (re-signed with Stealth), Kyle Ross, Tyler Richards, Kevin Croswell (re-signed with Stealth), Mike Grimes (re-signed with Stealth)

Chavez is an avid lacrosse player in Rochester and a journalist for the Democrat and Chronicle as well as a longtime Inside Lacrosse contributor. Email him at bob.chavez@nllinsider.com or go to RochesterSports.com.

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