With the regular season just weeks away, the Buffalo Bandits have announced their final roster for the 2012 NLL season. Noticeably
John Tavares returns for his 21st NLL season
absent from the roster was Brett Bucktooth. Bucktooth has tallied 95 points (45+50) in 47 career regular season games with the Bandits. After suffering from injuries that forced him to miss 32 games in his first three seasons, Bucktooth played in 31 of 31 regular season games the past two seasons. Also gone from last year’s roster are Brenden Thenhaus, Jay Thorimbert, Clay Hill, and Travis Irving.
There will be six new players on the Bandits roster this year: forwards Kevin Buchanan, Mat Giles and Luke Wiles, transition players Kyle Sweeney and rookie Jeremy Thompson, and rookie defenseman Jeff Cornwall. The full roster is listed below (Three players will be added to the team’s practice squad at a later date):
Forwards (9): Kevin Buchanan, Chad Culp, Brandon Francis, Mat Giles, Tracey Kelusky, Frank Resetari...