The Buffalo Bandits continued their summer makeover, completing a trade with the Philadelphia Wings and signing a recent acquisition.
The Bandits sent forward Kevin Buchanan and a third-round pick in 2013 to the Wings. In return, Buffalo received transition player David Brock and forward Mike Hominuck.
“These two players are both great, unselfish teammates,” Bandits’ General Manager Steve Dietrich said. “Along with the others we have recently acquired, they are going to help bring a refreshed attitude to Buffalo.”
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Brock was taken seventh overall by the Boston Blazers in 2010. Brock has 10 points in 26 games in his career, and tweeted on Sunday night that he was headed to the Bandits.
The 5-10, 175-pound Hominuck started his career with the Bandits in 2004. Since then he has played for Portland, Minnesota, Edmonton, Toronto and Philadelphia, scoring 290 points in 90 career games.
Buchanan was acquired in the dispersal draft from Boston before the 2012 season. He had 10 goals and 19 assists for the Bandits in 15 games.
That was a step down from his 57-point season in 2011, so the Wings hope a change of scenery will help him return to that form.
The Bandits also have signed forward Shawn Williams to a one-year contract. Williams had 68 points last season in Edmonton, and has 1,038 points in his career.
Williams’ rights were acquired from Minnesota as part of a series of deals completed in July. He became a free agent on Aug. 1.
Meanwhile, the National Lacrosse League has announced that its annual draft will be held on Oct. 1 in Toronto. It starts at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live on NLL.com.
The Bandits have the fifth pick in the first round. Buffalo is the only team in the East to have a selection in the first round. Edmonton currently has the top pick, while Minnesota has the second, third and fourth picks in the first round.