Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Rock acquire Sharp from Swarm in 'trade of inconvenience'

The Minnesota Swarm  acquired a 2013 first-round draft selection in a trade with the Toronto Rock in exchange for transition player Ryan Sharp.
“Ryan was a great player in his time here,” Swarm general manager Marty O’Neill said. “It’s a trade of inconvenience in some respects because we are trying to help him out with his career and the travel issues. Ryan had some conflicts with his work outside of lacrosse and he couldn’t make a full-time commitment to the team.”
Sharp, 28, appeared in one contest in 2011 and recorded 12 loose balls in the Swarm’s 11-10 loss to Rochester.
Minnesota acquired the six-year veteran in a trade with Portland in 2007. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound transition specialist played in 42 games with the Swarm (2007-11), tallying 42 points (19g, 23a) and 237 loose balls.
Minnesota now owns two first round picks in 2013 after Tuesday’s trade with Toronto.
“We are always preparing ourselves to be strong in the future,” O’Neill said. “We are positioned well in the coming three drafts to select some youthful talent that can come in and continue to push our guys.”
Minnesota signed free agent Brock Boyle to fill Sharp’s roster spot.
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