Chiefs add former NLL MVP
The Six Nations Pro-Fit Chiefs bulked up its lineup with only a couple of weeks before the Major Series Lacrosse season kicks off.The Chiefs swung a deal with the Brampton Excelsiors, acquiring the rights to Jeff Shattler. In exchange, the Chiefs give up Jack Donnely and their first pick in the 2015 MSL draft (KW’s pick obtained in Schuss trade) and future considerations.
Shattler, the 2011 National Lacrosse League Most Valuable Player, and Transition Player of the Year, currently plays for the Calgary Roughnecks, and has helped them reach the NLL championship game.
During the NLL regular season, Shattler, from Edmonton, scored 35 goals and 49 assists in 18 regular season games. In four playoff games, he's got five goals and seven assists.
Over the weekend, Shattler had a goal and one helper in the Roughnecks' 15-13 loss in Game 2 of the West final, and added two assists in the Game 3 mini game, as he and his teammates punched their ticket to the final with a 2-1 win over the Edmonton Rush.
In the summer, Shattler played the last five summers with the Victoria Shamrocks. Before his stint in the Western Lacrosse Association, Shattler spent three seasons in the MSL with the Excelsiors, winning a Mann Cup with the team in 2008, his final year.
The Roughnecks will take on many of his new Chiefs teammates in the NLL final, when they take on the Rochester Knighthawks. Game 1 is in Calgary Saturday at 9 p.m., with Game 2 in Rochester on May 31 at 8 p.m.
The Chiefs open its MSL season on May 31at 7 p.m. against the Peterborough Lakers.