Colorado Mammoth announce protected player list ahead of expansion draft

Buffalo Bandits vs. Colorado Mammoth at Pepsi Center, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Denver. (Photo by Jack Dempsey for the Colorado Mammoth)

Ahead of the 2018 NLL Expansion Draft, the Colorado Mammoth Tuesday submitted their list of protected players to the league.

Per league expansion draft rules, the Mammoth protected 11 players, including the maximum of one goalie and the maximum of five forwards.

Protected players are:

Dillon Ward

Dan Coates

Robert Hope

Joey Cupido

Jordan Gilles

Taylor Stuart

Jeremy Noble

Ryan Benesch

Eli McLaughlin

Jacob Ruest

Chris Wardle

These players will be unavailable to the San Diego Seals and the Philadelphia Wings in the 2018 NLL Expansion Draft, taking place on Monday, July 16, at 3 p.m. ET. Each franchise will lose two players in the draft. The Philadelphia Wings will select first.

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