Calgary, AB – The Calgary Roughnecks today announced the acquisition of defenceman Jeff Cornwall from the Las Vegas Desert Dogs in exchange for forward Marshal King and the 18th pick in the 2022 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft.
Cornwall, a native of Coquitlam BC, was acquired from the Saskatchewan Rush by the Las Vegas Desert Dogs in today’s NLL expansion draft. The 31-year-old defenseman has played nine seasons in the NLL, after being selected 15th overall by Buffalo in the 2011 Entry Draft. He tallied 11 points in the 2021-22 season (7g, 4a) and picked up 65 loose balls in 17 games played for the Rush.
“We consider Jeff a premiere defender in the NLL. He is extremely athletic and a great teammate who brings a wealth of experience to the dressing room. We are pleased to be able to acquire him and welcome him to the Roughnecks fold,” said Calgary general manager Mike Board.
Jeff Cornwall – defense
HOMETOWN: Coquitlam, ON DOB: May 28, 1991
HEIGHT: 6’3” WEIGHT: 220 lbs.
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NLL teams submitted protected player lists to the league two weeks prior to the draft. Las Vegas then selected one unprotected player from each of the 14 teams.
Las Vegas selected goaltender Landon Kells from the Roughnecks. A product of Fergus, Ontario, Kells was selected by Calgary in the third round of the 2019 NLL Entry Draft.
“We want to thank both Marshal and Landon for their time and effort with the Roughnecks organization and wish them well as they continue their NLL careers,” said Board.