Third Round's A Charm

The Mammoth Starts Strong in the 2017-18 NLL Draft's Third Round


At the 2017-2018 National Lacrosse League Draft on Monday, September 18, the Colorado Mammoth selected two players in the third round, one player in the fourth round and one player in the sixth round. The Mammoth owned picks 25, 28, 38 and 55.

Third Round, 25th Pick

The Mammoth selected Ryan Lee. Lee has played for the Nanaimo Timbermen Sr. A team in Nanaimo, Canada, as well as for the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, New York. As an attackman in the 2017 season, Lee became RIT's all-time leader in goals (237) and points (373). In addition to earning the title of career scoring leader at RIT, Lee was also named two-time, first-team All-American.

Third Round, 28th Pick

The Mammoth selected Connor Cannizzaro. Cannizzaro, a forward, is a product of The University of Denver. As Stephen Stamp said,

"Guys who are in Denver, love Denver."

Tyson Geick of NLL Productions described Cannizzaro as someone who is "not afraid of contact".

In his college lacrosse career at DU, Cannizzaro played and started in all 52 game appearances. In those games, Cannizzaro recorded 225 points making him the second lead scorer in DU’s DI history. Among numerous other titles, he also earned the titles of Tewaaraton Award Finalist in 2016 and the BIG EAST Attackman of the Year in 2016 and 2017. When the Pioneers ended their 2017 season at the NCAA Semifinals, Cannizzaro ended his season on a 58-game active point streak, the longest in the country.

Fourth Round, 38th Pick

The Mammoth selected Jarrod Neumann. At the Draft, Stephen Stamp described Neumann as a "big, smart, terrific athlete". Stamp was right on the money. Neumann is 6-foot-4 and is 220-pounds, and was a defenseman for the Providence College Friars in Providence, Rhode Island. He was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year in 2017 and helped Providence College reach the conference championship game for the first time in Friar history.

Sixth Round, 55th Pick

The Mammoth selected Rowan Kelly. Rowan Kelly, a midfielder, comes from the Toronto Beaches Jr. A team, in Toronto, Ontario.

Post-Draft, Colorado Mammoth General Manager, Dan Carey, said,

"Tonight, our selections were strong. We're excited to round out our roster with players who have high-potential and a strong work ethic."