NLL draft day a busy day for Chiefs players

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Monday was a busy day around the National Lacrosse League, and ended up being a huge one for several Six Nations Pro-Fit Chiefs players.
Prior to Monday night's NLL draft, Johnny Powless was moved from the Rochester Knighthawks to the Washington Stealth in a blockbuster deal.
The Knighthawks received the second and 11th overall picks in 2014, as well as first round picks in both 2015 and 2017 from the Stealth in exchange for Powless, Joel McCready, and the ninth and 23rd overall picks in 2014.
Powless, who completed the hat trick with the Chiefs a couple of weeks ago, by winning the NLL championship with the Knighthawks, Minto Cup with the Six Nations Arrows and Mann Cup with the Chiefs.
The 21-year-old, who would've been in this year's draft class if he wouldn't have turned pro early has won three championships with the Knighthawks in his three years in the league. He's already scored 78 NLL goals.
"This is a monumental deal for our organization because it brings a 21-year-old left-hander who's a proven goal scorer and a great character team guy into our room, and it brings a proven winner and a character team guy on the right side in Joel McCready," Stealth general manager Doug Locker said. “We came into the draft feeling like we needed to get a left-hander and a right-hander. I think coming out even before the draft starts with Johnny Powless, whose credentials speak for themselves, and Joel McCready who we think is the consummate team guy and really a piece of the puzzle with our right-handers that we've been missing for several years, it's too important a deal to pass up.”
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At the draft, Rodd Squire was the lone Chiefs player drafted.
Squire, who began his career with the Chiefs last season, was selected 11th overall by the New England Black Wolves.
Rory Smith will join Powless in Vancouver, after the Buffalo Bandits traded the Chiefs defencemen, Eric Penney and the 12th overall selection in 2014, for the ninth overall pick in 2014, a second round pick in 2015, and a first round pick in 2018. 
Mike McNamara will join Squire in New England. The Colorado Mammoth received the 17th overall selection in exchange for the rights to the Chiefs defencemen.



1. Edmonton (from Minnesota): Ben McIntosh, RF, Maple Ridge Burrards and Drexel
2. Rochester (from Vancouver): Jeremy Noble, RF, Oakville Rock and Denver
3. Minnesota (from New England via Edmonton): Miles Thompson, RF, Caughnawaga Indians and Albany
4. Colorado: Eli McLaughlin, LF, Coquitlam Jr Adanacs
5. Minnesota (from Buffalo): Shane MacDonald, LF, Brampton Jr Excelsiors
6. New England (from Calgary, from Toronto): Mark Cockerton, LF, Brooklin Redmen and Virginia
7. Colorado (from Edmonton): Robert Hope, LD, Peterborough Lakers and Pfeiffer
8. Calgary: Quinn Powless, RF, Six Nations Arrows
9. Buffalo (from Vancouver, from Rochester): Brandon Goodwin, Adelphi


10. Minnesota: Joe Maracle (Six Nations)
11. New England (from Vancouver via Rochester): Rodd Squire (Six Nations)
12. Vancouver (from New England via Buffalo): Conrad Chapman (Nanaimo)
13. Edmonton (from Colorado): Adam Shute (New England College)
14. Buffalo: Matthew Bennett (Brampton)
15. New England (from Toronto): Matt Crough (Dowling College)
16. Calgary (from Edmonton via Buffalo via Colorado): Tyson Roe (Concordia University Wisconsin)
17. New England (from Calgary via Toronto): Alex Buque (American International College)
18. Buffalo (from Rochester via New England): Tyler Ferreira (Dowling College)
19. Edmonton (compensatory): Tyler Melnyk (Marquette University)


20. New England (from Minnesota): Josh Johnson (Six Nations)
21. Vancouver: Brandon Clelland (Orangeville)
22. New England: Sheldon Burns (Dowling College)
23. Vancouver (from Colorado via Rochester): Dan Keane (University of Delaware)
24. Buffalo: Jordan Dance (Orangeville)
25. Vancouver (from Toronto): Jakob Doucet (New Westminster)
26. New England (from Edmonton via Calgary): Ty Thompson (University at Albany)
27. Rochester (from Calgary via New England): Brier Jonathan (Six Nations)
28. New England (from Rochester): Connor Campbell (Brampton) -


29. Minnesota: Eric Guiltinan (Brampton)
30. Vancouver: Matt Delmonico (Seton Hill)
31. New England: Mike Mawdsley (Sacred Heart University)
32. Colorado: Zach Rogers (Providence College)
33. Toronto (from Buffalo): Brandon Benn (Johns Hopkins University)
34. New England (from Toronto): Jayson Crawford (Brampton)
35. Edmonton (from Edmonton via Minnesota): Matt MacGrotty (Bryant University)
36. Calgary: Pat Henry (Calgary Mountaineers)
37. Rochester: Ian Martin (Six Nations)


38. Minnesota: Pat Miles (New England College)
39. Vancouver: DJ Saari (Coquitlam)
40. Minnesota (from New England): Paxton Leroux (Peterborough)
41. Colorado: DJ Giacobbo (Canisius College)
42. Colorado (from Buffalo): Terry Ellis (University at Denver)
43. Toronto: Jordan Robertson (Whitby)
44. Edmonton: Chad Mitchell (Bellarmine University)
45. Calgary: Cam Gardner (Bellarmine University)
46. Rochester: Anthony Patterson (Six Nations)


47. Edmonton (from Minnesota): Mitch McAvoy (Mercyhurst University)
48. Vancouver: Steve Ferdinandi (New Westminster)
49. Buffalo (from New England): Mike Melnychenko (Chestnut Hill)
50. Colorado: Mike Crampton (United States Air Force Academy)
51. Toronto (from Buffalo): Brady Haseltine (Mercyhurst University)
52. Toronto: Darryl Robertson (Whitby)
53. Edmonton: Mike Digeralmo (Edmonton Outlaws)
54. Calgary: Andrew Smistad (Marquette University)
55. Rochester: Zach Williams (Six Nations Rebels)


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