The National Lacrosse League announced compensatory draft selections Thursday for its 2020 NLL Entry Draft. The league awards the additional draft selections to clubs as a result of the organization losing players to unrestricted free agency.
The Colorado Mammoth were one of six teams that were awarded compensatory picks and will receive selections at the end of the second round (31st overall) and at the conclusion of the third round (52nd overall).
“Each year, the draft plays a significant role in forming and improving our roster and offers a glimpse into the future of the National Lacrosse League,” Colorado Mammoth Assistant General Manager Brad Self shared. “Compensatory picks, trades and beyond; any time our organization can secure assets for our future, it’s a win in our book and we’re excited to add some talent to our locker room this fall and for years to come.”
After making seven selections during last year’s draft, the Colorado Mammoth currently holds 10 selections in the 2020 NLL Entry Draft, including:
2nd Round – 22nd Overall
2nd Round – 24th Overall
2nd Round – 26th Overall
2nd Round – 31st Overall (Compensatory Selection, Cory Vitarelli)
3rd Round – 40th Overall
3rd Round – 42nd Overall
3rd Round – 52nd Overall (Compensatory Selection, Ian Llord)
4th Round – 58th Overall
4th Round – 66th Overall (Compensatory Selection, Greg Downing)
6th Round – 86th Overall
“Our organization is confident this draft class features some stellar talent and we look forward to developing and getting stronger as a team throughout the offseason,” Self said.
Colorado’s seven selections from the 2019 NLL Entry Draft featured several rookie standouts, including:
1st Round – 6th Overall (Warren Jeffrey, Defenseman)
2nd Round – 23rd Overall (Will Malcom, Forward)
2nd Round – 26th Overall (Brett Craig, Defenseman)
2nd Round – 31st Overall (Jake McNabb, Forward)
3rd Round – 39th Overall (Dylan Kinnear, Forward)
5th Round – 69th Overall (Dan Bucaro, Forward)
6th Round – 82th Overall (Liam Osborne, Forward)
Details for the 2020 NLL Entry Draft are expected to be announced in the near future, so stay tuned to Colorado Mammoth and NLL social media channels for the latest updates.