The Bandits locked up their first-overall pick, signing forward Josh Byrne to a one-year deal Thursday.
Byrne, a 6-foot-3 lefty, notched 16 points in four regular season games and 19 points in six playoff games with the Burnaby Lakers of the Western Lacrosse Association this summer. The Hofstra graduate played field lacrosse professionally as well this summer, scoring a Major League Lacrosse rookie record 39 goals with the Chesapeake Bayhawks. He's the Bandits' first first-overall pick since 2004.
Buffalo has signed seven of its eight picks from the 2017 draft. Dylan Molloy, whose background is primarily field lacrosse, is the only unsigned player. He won the Tewaaraton Trophy as college lacrosse's top player in 2016 and was the first-overall pick in last year's Major League Lacrosse Draft.