April 9, 2012

Denver Trades Cinosky to Charlotte For Rights to Bocklet, Draft Pick

by Corey McLaughlin | LaxMagazine.com | Twitter

The expansion Charlotte Hounds on Monday acquired defenseman Joe Cinosky from the Denver Outlaws in exchange for the rights to Virginia senior attackman Chris Bocklet and Charlotte's 2013 third-round collegiate draft pick.

The Hounds drafted Bocklet with the 29th overall pick in the fourth round of January's collegiate draft. He's been a prolific goal-scorer in his Cavaliers career and this season leads the nation's top-ranked team with 28 goals.

Chris' older brother Matt, the former Johns Hopkins standout defender, is a member of the Denver Outlaws so the pair will be reunited. Denver needed an attackman with Billy Bitter now with Charlotte, coincidentally, and Drew Westervelt with the Bayhawks.

"Gaining the draft rights to Chris Bocklet is a major plus for the Outlaws," Outlaws general nanager Tony Seaman said. "He is one of the top scorers in Division I this year we are very excited about his potential in the MLL."

“I’m very excited for the opportunity to potentially play with Chris,” Matt Bocklet said. “It has been a goal of mine to play long enough in the MLL to be on the same team as him, but I did not think it could become possible this soon. It’s going to be a great summer for the Outlaws.”

Cinosky, a member of the gold medal-winning 2010 U.S. men's national team, earlier this offseason in October was traded from the Chesapeake Bayhawks to the Outlaws as part of the deal that gave the Bayhawks Westervelt. Cinosky didn't seem to mind being traded for a second time.

"Excited to play with @CharlotteMLL @RyanFlanagan24 and the rest of the squad," he tweeted Monday.

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