The Buffalo Bandits traded some youth up front for a young defenseman on Monday. They dealt Brandon Goodwin, their first-round pick in the 2014 National Lacrosse League draft, to Calgary for defenseman Mitch de Snoo.
“Trading Brandon Goodwin was very difficult,” Bandits general manager Steve Dietrich said. “But with the improvement of Tyler Ferreira and Jerome Thompson we felt that we could use our depth to acquire a very highly touted left-handed defenseman in Mitch de Snoo.”
The Roughnecks took de Snoo in the second round (13th overall) of the 2015 NLL draft. He went two picks after the Bandits’ first pick of the draft, Anthony Malcolm. At Drexel University, de Snoo had eight points in 15 games. He has been called a tough defender who has the athletic ability to move up the floor when necessary.
Goodwin had three goals and four assists in 10 games for the Bandits in his rookie year of 2015. He had knee surgery and missed the final few games of the season plus the playoff game. He is going closer to home, since he is from British Columbia.