Black Wolves Trade Kyle Buchanan To San Diego


UNCASVILLE, Conn. (July 2, 2018) – The New England Black Wolves announced today that Kyle Buchanan has been traded to the San Diego Seals.

In the trade, the Black Wolves received a second round pick in the 2018 NLL Entry Draft (26th overall) and a third round selection in the 2021 draft. In addition to Buchanan, the Seals also receive New England’s last third round selection (33rd overall) in the 2018 draft.

“We entered this offseason with Kyle Buchanan in our future plans, but as an unrestricted free agent, Kyle informed us he wanted to explore free agency,” Black Wolves general manager Rich Lisk explained. “With the expansion draft coming, we didn’t want to protect Kyle who wasn’t 100 percent committed to being a member of the Black Wolves. After weighing all the options, it was in the best interest of the organization to make this deal with San Diego and recoup a second round pick vs. losing Kyle for nothing in return.”

Signed as a free agent in 2014 while the franchise was in Philadelphia, the forward recorded 308 points in five seasons with the team. In 2017, he had career-bests of 69 points, 31 goals and 38 assists. Buchanan had 50 points on 19 goals and 31 assists during the 2017-18 NLL season.

New England finished 9-9 during the 2017-18 regular season and was eliminated in the East Division semifinals at Rochester. Season tickets for the 2018-19 season are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 844-LAX-WOLF.