October 6, 2010

Wings Pick Up Paul Dawson from Calgary

from press release

PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Wings have acquired defenseman Paul Dawson in a trade with the Calgary Roughnecks. In return, the Wings give up their conditional second round selection in the 2011 NLL Entry Draft. Dawson has established himself as a premier defenseman in the NLL after initially being drafted as a goalie in 2006 by San Jose.

"Paul adds sandpaper to our lineup, individual toughness and our overall team toughness that is necessary to compete in every game," said Wings General Manager Johnny Mouradian. "Our roster is taking shape as we prepare for training camp."

Dawson played the past two NLL seasons for the Boston Blazers with his brother and 2009 NLL MVP, Dan Dawson. He has made a name for himself separate from Dan as a dominant, physical force on the defensive line. The six foot five defender scooped up 75 loose balls, totaled six points and tallied 65 penalty minutes in 2010.

"Paul Dawson brings a winning tradition and a 'team first' attitude to the Wings," said Wings Owner Mike French. "Character and Grit will strengthen our focus both on the floor and in the locker room. Our ownership group is extremely enthused to have him on board."

The Wings will open their 25th Anniversary Season when they host the Boston Blazers at the newly renamed Wells Fargo Center (formerly Wachovia Center) on Saturday, January 8 at 7 p.m. Season tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling 215-289-WING (9464) or visiting WingsLAX.com for more information.

The Philadelphia Wings are owned and operated by Philadelphia Wings L.P., whose principal owners are Russ Cline, Chris Fritz and Michael French. Comcast-Spectacor serves as the marketing, promotional, advertising, sponsorship and publicity arm of the Wings.

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