Mike Poulin is headed back to Kitchener-Waterloo. The former league MVP for the Kodiaks has been traded from the Six Nations Chiefs, who acquired him from KW in 2011, back to his former team. The Kodiaks also receive the Chiefs’ second round draft pick in 2016 and considerations. Going the other way is Evan Kirk, who emerged as a star in Major Series Lacrosse after Poulin was dealt away.
At the time of the trade, KW said that part of the reason was to give Kirk a chance to showcase himself for the National Lacrosse League draft, in which he wound up going sixth overall to the Minnesota Swarm, with whom he has played the past two seasons. Poulin was the 2012 NLL Goalie of the Year with the Calgary Roughnecks.
In a separate deal, the teams traded yet another goalie. Angus Goodleaf goes from KW, for whom he didn’t play after being acquired from the Peterborough Lakers last year, to Six Nations in exchange for a third round pick in the same 2016 draft.