Machine Pieces Start To Fall In Place for 2016 Major League Lacrosse Season
COLUMBUS, OHIO (October 8, 2015) – The Ohio Machine has named its 12-man protected list for the upcoming 2016 Major League Lacrosse Expansion Draft, it was announced today by Machine Vice President & Head Coach Bear Davis. The 2016 MLL Expansion Draft will take place on Wednesday, November 18 when the Atlanta Blaze is set to make its first roster moves.
Teams had the option of protecting either 10 or 12 players. The Machine protected 12 players; three attackmen, four midfielders, three defensemen, one faceoff specialist and one goalie. Included in the Machine’s 12-Man Protected List are the club’s top six scorers from last season. The Machine protected 82.3 percent of its offensive production from 2015, its starting goalie, and two of the MLL’s top four leaders in caused turnovers.
Players not protected will be eligible to be selected in the 2016 Expansion Draft. During the Expansion Draft, once a team loses three players, that team can pull a player back on its roster. From each subsequent player lost, that team can pull back another player. A team can lose a maximum of six players. Players not selected in the 2016 Expansion Draft will be eligible to return to their original teams.
|Machine 12-Man Protected List:||Machine Unprotected Players:|
|15||Peter Baum||M||23||Dominique Alexander||M|
|3||Jake Bernhardt||M||40||Jake Bailey||D|
|4||Jimmy Bitter||A||41||Kevin Cooper||M|
|18||Kyle Harrison||M||28||Jimmy Dailey||A|
|1||Marcus Holman||A||2||Dan Groot||M|
|25||Brian Karalunas||D||33||Ryan Izzo||M|
|30||Brian Phipps||G||11||Matt McMahon||D|
|17||Jackson Place||D||51||Mike Noone||D|
|94||Greg Puskuldjian||FO||42||Scott Rodgers||G|
|26||Tom Schreiber||M||20||Logan Schuss||A|
|6||Steele Stanwick||A||24||Steven Waldeck||D|
Source: Ohio Machine Press Release