(ISN) – Vancouver, BC (Wednesday, August 13, 2014) – The Vancouver Stealth announced today
that the team has acquired transition player Tyler Haas and forward Dane Stevens
from the Minnesota Swarm in exchange for defenseman Mike Grimes and a third round
selection in the 2016 NLL Entry Draft.
Haas (29 years old), a native of Victoria, BC, has played four seasons in the NLL, all with Minnesota since being drafted 30th
overall in the 2006 NLL Entry Draft. While with the Swarm, Haas put up 42 points (32
goals, 10 assists) in 53 games.
“We are absolutely elated to acquire a player of Tyler’s caliber and feel he will be
a tremendous asset for us in the coming season. Throughout his career, he has shown
the willingness to do whatever is needed and he brings us an added weapon in
transition as well as being a steady presence on defense,” commented President and
General Manager, Doug Locker.
Dane Stevens (26 years old) played in 2010 and 2011 with the Edmonton Rush and in
2014 with Minnesota Swarm, totaling 27 points (11 goals, 16 assists),
“We have watched Dane for a number of years and feel he brings a different dynamic
to our offense. He is a guy who has a very high lacrosse IQ who can not only score
goals, but distribute the ball very well. We are looking for Dane to contribute in
a big way in the upcoming season,” said Locker.
Mike Grimes has been with the Stealth organization since 2009. In 2014, Grimes was
one of the key leaders on the team. He played in all 18 games, putting up 22 points
(5 goals, 17 assists).
“Mike’s decision to pursue a new job on the East coast factored in to our decision
today and we are happy for him as he begins this new opportunity. At the end of the
day, he is, in our opinion, one of the top defenders in the National Lacrosse League
so losing him is certainly something we did not plan on. Personally, and as an
organization, we cannot thank Mike enough for all that he has done for our franchise
over the years,” commented Locker.