WINGS KICK OFF FREE AGENCY BY SIGNING SEVEN PLAYERS

Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia Wings announced today that they have signed seven players during the first week of free agency.  “One of our main priorities is building a young, athletic group that have chemistry together and will continue to mature together,” said General Manager and Head Coach Paul Day. “By adding these guys we added some speed and youth to our organization, including a young goalie (Doug Buchan), with a bright future.”

 

MARTIN BOWES

PREVIOUS TEAM: New England Blackwolves

DRAFTED: Signed as a Free Agent

AGE: 28

BORN: (07/20/1990) Quincy, MA

VITALS: 6’2”, 208 pounds

POSITION: Transition

SHOOTS: Left

*Drafted in 2012 out of the University of Hartford in the MLL to the Boston Cannons in the 8th round

 

 

DOUG BUCHAN

PREVIOUS TEAM: Saskatchewan Rush

DRAFTED: Second Round (18th overall) in the 2015 Entry Draft

AGE: 23

BORN: (09/20/1994) St. Catharines, ON

VITALS: 6’3”, 225 pounds

POSITION: Goalie

SHOOTS: Left

*Currently play for Coach Day on the Peterborough Lakers in the MSL. He has played in 9 games with a record of 8-1. He has had 298 saves so far this season with an 84.4 save percentage (leads the league)

*Won the 2016 NLL Champion’s Cup with the Rush

 

 

STEPH CHARBONNEAU

PREVIOUS TEAM: Calgary Roughnecks

DRAFTED: Fifth Round (45th overall) in the 2017 Entry Draft

AGE: 21

BORN: (09/06/1996) Montreal, QC

VITALS: 5’11”, 175 pounds

POSITION: Defense

SHOOTS: Left

*Played in 16 games with Cobourg this summer in the MSL. Scored 7 goals and 3 assists

*First West Islander to be drafted in the NLL

 

BRAYDEN HILL

PREVIOUS TEAM: Georgia Swarm

DRAFTED: Third Round (25th overall) in the 2016 Entry Draft

AGE: 22

BORN: (04/22/1996) Six Nations, ON

VITALS: 6’4”, 205 pounds

POSITION: Defense

SHOOTS: Left

*Played 2 games with Georgia in 2018 and recorded his first NLL career point with an assist against New England (12/8/17)

*In 2016-2017 played for Six Nations (Jr. A) and won the Minto Cup with them in 2017

 

MATT McMAHON

DRAFTED:Signed as a Free Agent

AGE: 25

BORN: (12/30/1992) Glen Ridge, NJ

VITALS: 6’4”, 225 pounds

POSITION: Transition

SHOOTS: Left

*Won the 2017 MLL title with the Ohio Machine with McMahon anchoring a stellar defensive unit

*Graduate of University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Men’s Lacrosse team. Concluded his college career with 76 ground balls and 64 caused turnovers.  In 2015, he was a Senior CLASS Award finalist, USILA Honorable Mention All-American, First Team All-Ivy, Second Team ECAC, and USILA Scholar All-America selection.

 

LIAM PATTEN

PREVIOUS TEAM: Buffalo Bandits

DRAFTED: Third Round (26th overall) in the 2017 Entry Draft

AGE: 21

BORN: (10/08/1996) Barrie, ON

VITALS: 6’1″, 195 pounds

POSITION: Defense

SHOOTS: Right

* Played in 5 games for Buffalo in 2018, where he scored 2 goals, 1 assist and grabbed 9 loose balls

 

BLAZE RIORDEN

PREVIOUS TEAM: Buffalo Bandits

DRAFTED: Signed as a Free Agent

AGE: 24

BORN: (02/12/1994) Fairport, NY

VITALS: 6’0″, 215 pounds

POSITION: Forward

SHOOTS: Left

*In 2017 with the Buffalo Bandits he played in 9 games, scoring 6 goals and 13 assists while picking up 20 loose balls

*In his time at Albany he was a Tewaaraton nominee at goalkeeper, named America East Defensive player of the year, was nominated for “Best Play” at the ESPY’s and graduated as Albany’s all-time leader in saves with 849