Waterdogs LC Entry Draft Needs
A Ryan Brown (via trade with Atlas LC), A Michael Kraus (holdout list), M Christian Scarpello (via player pool)
D Brodie Merrill (Cannons LC Expansion Draft), A Ryan Drenner (Cannons LC Expansion Draft), FO Drew Simoneau (Cannons LC Expansion Draft)
#4 overall, #12 overall, #20 overall
#1 Need: Defensive Organizer
Every defense needs an organizer. It’s wrongly mislabeled as the player who guards the “third” attackman. The role is so much more.
Think of what Eddy Glazener is to the Redwoods defense. That’s what Brodie Merrill has been since making the move down low toward the end of his career.
Head coach Andy Copelan now needs a new defensive coach on the field to communicate through slide packages. My favorite help defender in this class: Liam Byrnes, who played with Waterdogs defenseman BJ Grill at Marquette.
Secondary Needs: Goalie
Charlie Cipriano and Matt DeLuca split time for the Waterdogs in the Championship Series. The 6-foot-6 DeLuca was a high draft pick last spring out of Delaware. He stopped 59% of shots in limited minutes as a rookie. Is he the answer? Does Copelan draft someone to compete? Or does he make a blockbuster trade for All-World goalie Dillon Ward?