Breaking: Bandits trade Jeremy Thompson to Rush for Aaron Wilson, draft pick

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson

ILIndoor has learned that the National Lacrosse League’s Buffalo Bandits have traded second-year transition man Jeremy Thompson to the Edmonton Rush for forward Aaron Wilson and a future second-round entry draft pick. ILIndoor’s Steve Bermel first broke the news on his Twitter account, and additional sources since then have confirmed the deal. An official announcement is expected later today. Thompson was a regular out of the back end for Buffalo in 2012 and his 72 loose balls were fourth-most on the squad. Wilson struggled through a career-worst 31-point season with the Rush last year, but has a rep as one of the game’s best set-up men. And his addition brings a veteran right-hander to Buffalo given the uncertain contract status of Luke Wiles, who was second in goals-scored (39) for the Bandits last season. ILIndoor reported last week that Wiles and the Bandits are far apart in contract negotiations as the dates for training camp approaches. Stay tuned to ILIndoor for more as information becomes available.

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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