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.@NLLwings announce signing of 7 free agents

Tuesday, 7th August 2018

Categories Boy's/Men's, Pro  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/7/18
From Press Release

The Philadelphia Wings announced that they have signed seven players during the first week of free agency.

“One of our main priorities is building a young, athletic group that have chemistry together and will continue to mature together,” said General Manager and Head Coach Paul Day. “By adding these guys we added some speed and youth to our organization, including a young goalie (Doug Buchan), with a bright future.”

The signees:

MARTIN BOWES
PREVIOUS TEAM: New England Blackwolves
DRAFTED: Signed as a Free Agent
AGE: 28
BORN: (07/20/1990) Quincy, MA
VITALS: 6’2”, 208 pounds
POSITION: Transition
SHOOTS: Left

*Drafted in 2012 out of the University of Hartford in the MLL to the Boston Cannons in the 8th round

DOUG BUCHAN
PREVIOUS TEAM: Saskatchewan Rush
DRAFTED: Second Round (18th overall) in the 2015 Entry Draft
AGE: 23
BORN: (09/20/1994) St. Catharines, ON
VITALS: 6’3”, 225 pounds
POSITION: Goalie
SHOOTS: Left

*Currently play for Coach Day on the Peterborough Lakers in the MSL. He has played in 9 games with a record of 8-1. He has had 298 saves so far this season with an 84.4 save percentage (leads the league)

*Won the 2016 NLL Champion’s Cup with the Rush

STEPH CHARBONNEAU
PREVIOUS TEAM: Calgary Roughnecks
DRAFTED: Fifth Round (45th overall) in the 2017 Entry Draft
AGE: 21
BORN: (09/06/1996) Montreal, QC
VITALS: 5’11”, 175 pounds
POSITION: Defense
SHOOTS: Left

*Played in 16 games with Cobourg this summer in the MSL. Scored 7 goals and 3 assists

*First West Islander to be drafted in the NLL

BRAYDEN HILL
PREVIOUS TEAM: Georgia Swarm
DRAFTED: Third Round (25th overall) in the 2016 Entry Draft
AGE: 22
BORN: (04/22/1996) Six Nations, ON
VITALS: 6’4”, 205 pounds
POSITION: Defense
SHOOTS: Left

*Played 2 games with Georgia in 2018 and recorded his first NLL career point with an assist against New England (12/8/17)

*In 2016-2017 played for Six Nations (Jr. A) and won the Minto Cup with them in 2017

MATT McMAHON
DRAFTED:Signed as a Free Agent
AGE: 25
BORN: (12/30/1992) Glen Ridge, NJ
VITALS: 6’4”, 225 pounds
POSITION: Transition
SHOOTS: Left

*Won the 2017 MLL title with the Ohio Machine with McMahon anchoring a stellar defensive unit

*Graduate of University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Men’s Lacrosse team. Concluded his college career with 76 ground balls and 64 caused turnovers. In 2015, he was a Senior CLASS Award finalist, USILA Honorable Mention All-American, First Team All-Ivy, Second Team ECAC, and USILA Scholar All-America selection.

LIAM PATTEN
PREVIOUS TEAM: Buffalo Bandits
DRAFTED: Third Round (26th overall) in the 2017 Entry Draft
AGE: 21
BORN: (10/08/1996) Barrie, ON
VITALS: 6’1″, 195 pounds
POSITION: Defense
SHOOTS: Right

* Played in 5 games for Buffalo in 2018, where he scored 2 goals, 1 assist and grabbed 9 loose balls

BLAZE RIORDEN
PREVIOUS TEAM: Buffalo Bandits
DRAFTED: Signed as a Free Agent
AGE: 24
BORN: (02/12/1994) Fairport, NY
VITALS: 6’0″, 215 pounds
POSITION: Forward
SHOOTS: Left

*In 2017 with the Buffalo Bandits he played in 9 games, scoring 6 goals and 13 assists while picking up 20 loose balls

*In his time at Albany he was a Tewaaraton nominee at goalkeeper, named America East Defensive player of the year, was nominated for “Best Play” at the ESPY’s and graduated as Albany’s all-time leader in saves with 849

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