The Washington Stealth added
another big, physical defenseman to their roster this week with the signing of
free agent Wade DeWolff. DeWolff
currently plays in the Western Lacrosse Association (Canada) for the New
Westminster Salmonbellies, who are headed to their second straight Mann Cup
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound DeWolff has been a part of the Salmonbellies system for five years. He has developed into one of the team’s top defensemen, as they head to their second Mann Cup in as many years. The Mann Cup is the pinnacle of Canadian lacrosse, pairing the top team from the Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) in British Columbia and Major Series Lacrosse( MSL) in Ontario. DeWolff plays in New Westminster with Stealth teammates Matt Roik, Tyler Richards and Peter Morgan.
DeWolff has been looking forward to bringing his game to the National Lacrosse League. “I’ve been working towards getting into the NLL,” the 25-year old said following his signing. “I’m especially excited to play for the Stealth; they are a great team. I’m ready to get to training camp and start competing.”
In 2010, the Stealth will search of their fourth straight playoff experience. After being among the top three offensive teams in the league last year, the defense has been a focal point this offseason in the hopes of winning the franchise’s first Champion’s Cup. The trades for Jamison Koesterer and Jason Bloom, the addition of Brad McDonald from Portland and the signing of DeWolff add depth out of the back door.
“Wade is a big and nasty left-handed defenseman who has really developed over the last couple years,” said Stealth President and General Manager Johnny Mouradian. “Adding his size and toughness to our defense will make our training camp very interesting this December.”
The Stealth begin the 2010 season on January 9 at the Comcast Arena at Everett. Season tickets are now available and start at just $75. For more information on ticket packages, log on to www.stealthlax.com or call 877-MY-75-TIX.