The San Diego Seals announced today that the team has added forward Austin Staats to the Active Roster ahead of tonight’s game against the Colorado Mammoth in Las Vegas. The 2019 NLL Rookie of the Year could be available to play in tonight’s contest.
Staats, 21, was the first overall pick in the 2018 NLL Entry Draft. He led all rookies in 2019 in goals (32) and points (61) and ranked second in assists (29) despite missing the final four games with an ACL injury. Staats showed his worth early, netting five goals and four assists in his NLL debut. In 14 games played, the lefty recorded seven games with five or more points.
Staats was named NLL Rookie of the Week four times and was the only rookie to earn NLL Player of the Week honors (Week 2). Austin’s older brother, Randy, was named the 2016 Rookie of the Year with the Georgia Swarm, making them the first brothers to win the award.
In a corresponding roster move, transition player Dylan Riley has been moved to the Injured Reserve List. The Seals also placed goaltender Frank Scigliano on the short-term Injured Reserve List and added goaltender Charles Claxton on the Active Roster.
Fans will be able to watch the NLL Game of the Week free on B/R Live, Facebook and Twitter. B/R Live – Turner’s live sports streaming service – will stream all San Diego Seals games throughout the 2019-20 season.