The Toronto Rock have signed a number of players for the 2008 season following the first weekend of Training Camp which began on November 10th & 11th.
Newly acquired defender, Cam Woods signed a three year deal. The former Chicago Shamrox Captain was part of a trade with the Shamrox for Kevin Fines and a 2008 fifth round Entry Draft pick earlier last week. Terms of the deal were not disclosed due to club policy.
Returning goalie and NLL veteran Bob Watson and forward Aaron Wilson were both re-signed to a two year deal for the upcoming 2008 NLL Season. Watson, who holds the league third best 11.01 goals against average (11.01) and league second best saves percentage (78.9%) was designated as a Rock Franchise player this summer.
Wilson, who led the Rock in goals with 37, tallied 71 points for the 2007 season, along with 34 assists.
Rock Assistant Captain Blaine Manning, who recorded 77 points in 2007 (21 goals, 56 assists) and starting forward Josh Sanderson also re-signed one year deals. Sanderson led the Rock for the 2007 season with 85 points (31 goals, 54 assists).
Among the recent transactions, the Rock have also signed four of their five 2008 NLL Entry Draft selections, which included Mark Scherman (selected 21st overall), Matt Baker (35th overall), Tyler Worden (49th overall) and Wes MacDonald (55th overall).
Jon Harasym, who was picked up by the Rock from Boston in the NLL Dispersal Draft on November 5th, also signed a deal this week. Harasym recorded 8 goals and 26 assists in 11 games with the Chicago Shamrox last season.
Among the returning players signed with the Toronto Rock are:
Due to club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.