Cosmo back on board with Bandits; Wings sign Mundorf, Heim and Funk

Anthony Cosmo is back for his first full season in Banditland. (Photo: Bill Wippert)
Anthony Cosmo is back for his first full season in Banditland. (Photo: Bill Wippert)

Buffalo Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich has announced that the Bandits have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with goaltender Anthony Cosmo.

“We are extremely happy to have Anthony back for another year,” Dietrich said. “To be successful in this league you need to have a great goalie and we feel we have the best goalie in the game right now in Cosmo.”

A 12-year NLL veteran, Cosmo (6′2″, 205 lbs. 10/6/77) was acquired by the Bandits in a trade with the Minnesota Swarm last February, and eventually took over as the team’s starting goaltender, compiling a 3-3 record and a 12.41 goals-against average.

Prior to joining the Bandits, Cosmo spent time with the Boston Blazers, San Jose Stealth and Toronto Rock. He was selected as the NLL Goaltender of the Year in 2007 as a member of the Stealth, and has appeared in three NLL All-Star games in his career, twice as a starter.

Philadelphia re-signs Mundorf and Heim, adds Funk

The Philadelphia Wings have signed forward Brendan Mundorf along with defensemen Pat Heim and Josh Funk to one-year contracts for the 2013 season.

In his third season in Philadelphia in 2012, Mundorf ranked second on the team in assists (44) and third in points (72). The Baltimore, MD native and UMBC alumnus recorded 28 goals last season and has tallied 267 career points over five seasons in the league.

The local product Heim, a Penn State alumnus, was drafted by the Wings in 2007 and will enter his sixth season in the league. The Wayne, PA native is looking to capitalize on his career-high 44% faceoff win rate in 2012. Heim also retrieved 29 loose balls for the Wings last season.

Funk, a former Ohio State Buckeye, joins the Wings after two seasons playing with the Minnesota Swarm. The defender figures to add depth to a defense that averaged nearly 13 goals against in 2012.

The Wings will open the 2013 season at home against the Buffalo Bandits at Wells Fargo Center on Friday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.

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