2018 NLL Draft Location and Date Announced

(Photo Credit: Rochester Knighthawks)

The National Lacrosse League (NLL) has announced the location and date of the 2018 NLL draft. The 2018 draft will be held in Philadelphia, PA on September 25th. The draft will be held at Xfinity Live in downtown Philadelphia.

This is a big move as it is the first time that the NLL draft has been held in the United States since 2009 in Buffalo, NY. The past several years the draft has been at the same location in Toronto at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre. 

The 2018 NLL draft will be open to the public and is set to start at 6PM ET. No announcement has been made about it being broadcast on NLLTV but I am positive it will be as the NLL did that last year and it was great coverage. 

Another big thing in this years draft is the addition of two new teams. The Philadelphia Wings and San Diego Seals will be participating in their inaugural NLL draft. It should be an exciting time as the move to Philly and the two new teams in 2019 should make for a very exciting atmosphere. 

2018 NLL Draft First Round Order 

(Subject to change)

  1. San Diego
  2. Philadelphia
  3. Buffalo (from Vancouver)
  4. Buffalo
  5. Saskatchewan (from Toronto)
  6. Calgary
  7. Calgary (from New England)
  8. Georgia
  9. Rochester (from Colorado)
  10. San Diego (from Rochester via Saskatchewan)
  11. San Diego (from Saskatchewan)
  12. Calgary (compensatory selection)
  13. Calgary (compensatory selection)