Vancouver, BC (Tuesday, March 31, 2015) – The Vancouver Stealth announced today that that they have acquired Logan Schuss from the Minnesota Swarm in exchange for Johnny Powless.
Schuss, 24, a left-handed forward from Ladner, BC, scored 36 goals, 37 assists, to go along with 77 loose balls in 2014 capturing the National Lacrosse League (NLL) Rookie of the Year award. His 36 goals tied him with 2014 NLL Most Valuable Player Cody Jamieson and new Stealth teammate Rhys Duch for sixth place amongst the league’s top goal scorers. Schuss was drafted by the Minnesota Swarm as the first overall pick in the 2013 NLL Entry Draft.
“I am very thankful to be joining the Vancouver Stealth organization and to start this new lacrosse journey in my home province,” said Schuss. “I am excited to join many familiar faces in the locker room and compete with these guys Friday in Edmonton. I would like to thank the entire Minnesota Swarm franchise, support staff, coaches, fans, and especially teammates who have become great friends of mine.”
Discussing the emotional decision to trade the young Six Nations lacrosse athlete, Johnny Powless, Doug Locker, President and General Manager of the Vancouver Stealth said, “The decision to trade Johnny after such a short time in Vancouver was a difficult one. We have immense respect for him both as a player and a person, but the reality was the travel demands were becoming increasingly difficult for him. The current situation was not working and the Schuss opportunity presented itself just prior to the league trade deadline. It was an honour to have Johnny and we wish him great success with a fine organization that shares our respect for him.”
“We are ecstatic to bring Logan home to Vancouver,” said Locker. “The opportunity to add a player of his caliber brings an additional goal scorer to a lineup that we already like, and the fact that we can bring a prominent BC player home to represent his local team makes it all the more special. Logan had similar travel-related issues playing in Minnesota, so this was a timely trade to get the reigning NLL Rookie of the Year lefty forward with a long playing career in front of him. We are looking forward to seeing him in his Stealth debut on April 3 in Edmonton and his first home game as a member of the Stealth on April 4.”
The first chance for local fans to see Schuss at home will be this Saturday, April 4 when the Stealth host the Edmonton Rush on the back end of a home-and-home. Game time is at 7:00PM PST at the Langley Events Centre. It will be the only visit the Rush make to the LEC during the regular season. The first 1,000 fans will receive a Stealth Coin Bank, sponsored by G&F Financial Group.
For details visit www.StealthLAX.com