NLL Training Camps Open with 32 CLL Alumni

by CLL

A total of 32* Canadian Lacrosse League (CLL) Alumni are competing for a roster spot in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) as teams open training camp this weekend ahead of the 2023-2024 Season. 

Below is a breakdown list of players who have competed with the CLL and represented Canada at IIJL World Junior and World U18 Lacrosse Championships.  

Albany Firewolves

Tanner Buck, Nick Chaykowsky, and Justin Geddie; full Albany roster here. 

Calgary Roughnecks

Seth Van Schepen, Christian del Bianco, Haiden Dickson, and Evan Soucy; full Calgary roster here. 

Colorado Mammoth

Sean Kriwokon, full Colorado roster here.

Georgia Swarm

Will Cecile, Lucas Nagy, and Ethan Riggs; full Georgia roster here.

Halifax Thunderbirds

Colin Berglof, Jordan Trottier, Andrew Vrandenburg, while Kealan Pilon has been placed on the Physically Unable to Preform (PUP) list coming off knee surgery; full Halifax roster here.

Las Vegas Desert Dogs

Landon Kells and Joel Watson; full Las Vegas roster here.

New York Riptide

Tyler Davis, Kevin Orleman, and Jeff Teat; full New York roster here. 

Philadelphia Wings

Mitchell Armstrong, Deacan Knott, and Sam LeClair; full Philadelphia roster here. 

Rochester Knighthawks

Austin Hasen and Ryan Smith; full Rochester roster here.

San Diego Seals

Jacob Dunbar, full San Diego roster here. 

Saskatchewan Rush

Ryan Barnable, Patrick Dodds, Wyatt Haux, Samual Mashall, Thomas Kiazyk, and Lane Hruska; full Saskatchewan roster here. 

Toronto Rock

Chris Weier, full Toronto roster here. 

While there have been in the past, there are no CLL Alumni on Buffalo, Fort Worth (Panther City), or Vancouver. Given the nature of the NLL roster movement is very active and players are frequently "called-up" from the Arena Lacrosse League (ALL).  

[PHOTO: NLL Facebook | Duncan Carte and his Mother sharing a special moment at the 2023 NLL Draft, Oakville, ON]

A special shoutout to "Friend of the Program" Duncan Carte as he enters training camp with the Buffalo Bandits having battled back and fully recovered from a freak-injury he sustained during the 2023 Arena Lacrosse League Playoffs. 

We are extremely honoured to have spent time with each of the players mentioned above. The CLL gives its best to everyone as they pursue a career in professional lacrosse.

A full list of CLL Alumni can be found here.

*CLL Alumni now at 33, with the inclusion of Evan Soucy at Calgary Roughnecks camp.