CALGARY, AB – The Calgary Roughnecks Lacrosse Club has signed eight of the nine players selected in the 2017 National Lacrosse League Draft to one-year contracts.

Second-round selection Cole Pickup will be placed on the team’s protected list while he attends the University of Nebraska Omaha on a hockey scholarship.

SIGNED CALGARY ROUGHNECKS 2017 DRAFT PICKS

ZACH CURRIER, Transition Player
HOMETOWN: Peterborough, ON DOB: May 30, 1994 SHOOTS: Left
HEIGHT: 6’0” WEIGHT: 180 lbs.
2017 NLL DRAFT: First round, third overall
2017 TEAM: Princeton University (NCAA) and Peterborough Lakers (MSL)

TYLER PACE, Forward
HOMETOWN: Coquitlam, BC DOB: April 5, 1995 SHOOTS: Right
HEIGHT: 6’0” WEIGHT: 190 lbs.
2017 NLL DRAFT: First round, ninth overall
2017 TEAM: University of Denver (NCAA) and Langley Thunder (WLA)

RYAN MARTEL, Forward
HOMETOWN: Aldergrove, BC DOB: Apr. 7, 1998 SHOOTS: Left
HEIGHT: 5’9” WEIGHT: 190 lbs.
2017 NLL DRAFT: First round, 11th overall
2017 TEAM: Langley Thunder (BCJALL)

ANTHONY KALINICH, Defenceman
HOMETOWN: Maple Ridge, BC DOB: Oct. 4, 1998 SHOOTS: Right
HEIGHT: 6’2” WEIGHT: 195 lbs.
2017 NLL DRAFT: Second round, 21st overall
2017 TEAM: Langley Thunder (BCJALL)

COLE SHAFER, Forward
HOMETOWN: Coquitlam, BC DOB: April 9, 1994 SHOOTS: Right
HEIGHT: 5’8” WEIGHT: 175 lbs.
2017 NLL DRAFT: Second round, 23rd overall
2017 TEAM: Drexel University (NCAA) and Langley Thunder (WLA)

LIAM PATTEN, Defenceman
HOMETOWN: Barrie, ON DOB: Oct. 8, 1996 SHOOTS: Right
HEIGHT: 6’1” WEIGHT: 195 lbs.
2017 NLL DRAFT: Third round, 26th overall
2017 TEAM: Barrie Lakeshores (OLA Jr. A) and Okotoks Raiders (RMLL)

STEPH CHARBONNEAU, Defenceman
HOMETOWN: Montreal, QC DOB: Sept. 6, 1996 SHOOTS: Left
HEIGHT: 5’11” WEIGHT: 175 lbs.
2017 NLL DRAFT: Fifth round, 45th overall
2017 TEAM: Barrie Lakeshores (OLA Jr. A)

MITCH MCDOLE, Forward
HOMETOWN: Maple Ridge, BC DOB: June 10, 1996 SHOOTS: Left
HEIGHT: 6’0” WEIGHT: 175 lbs.
2017 NLL DRAFT: Sixth round, 53rd overall
2017 TEAM: Langley Thunder (BCJALL)

Roughnecks season tickets for the 2017-18 NLL campaign are available for as low as $248. For more information on the exclusive privileges offered to Roughnecks season seat holders, including the flexible exchange program that ensures no ticket goes unused, visit CalgaryRoughnecks.com or contact customer service at 403-777-4646. Single game tickets will go on sale in November.