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March 18, 2016
Here’s a look at some of the major off-season events that will be taking place between now and the 2012 Major League Lacrosse season.

Protected Lists

The six existing Major League Lacrosse teams need to submit their 23-man protected list to the league by Friday, September 23rd.  Players wishing to participate in the 2012 Major League Lacrosse season can re-enter the MLL Player Pool beginning on Monday, September 26th.

  MLL Expansion Draft Protected List

The Charlotte Hounds and the Ohio Machine are entering the league for the 2012 season.  The six existing Major League Lacrosse teams can only protect twelve players from their 23-man protected list.  Teams must submit their protected list on October 12th.

The first big discussion of the off-season will be who the Rattlers should place on the Expansion Draft Protected List.

MLL Expansion Draft

On December 7th the Charlotte Hounds and the Ohio Machine will begin to build their roster through the Expansion Draft.  The Hounds and the Machine will alternate picking players from the Expansion Draft pool. The expansion draft will be a lose one-pull one selection process.  When one of the six existing teams has a player selected, they will be allowed to pull another one of their players back.

Will Ohio natives and Ohio State University alumni Greg Bice and Anthony Kelly return home to the Ohio Machine?

MLL Supplemental Draft

The eight Major League Lacrosse teams will have a chance to continue to build their rosters through the Supplemental Draft.  Any players that re-entered the player pool after not making a 23-man protected list back on September 23rd will have the chance to be selected by one of the eight MLL teams in the supplemental draft.

The MLL Draft

The Major League Lacrosse Entry Draft will be held on January 13th, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.  The Rochester Rattlers will have the third pick in each round based on their 2-10 finish in 2011.  The Charlotte Hounds and the Ohio Machine will have the first two picks in each round.

Then Rattlers coach BJ O’Hara had a great draft in January 2011 with the addition of defenseman  Joel White (Syracuse), midfielder Jovan Miller (Syracuse), attack Jordan McBride (Stony Brook), goalie John Galloway (Syracuse), and midfielder Brian Caufield (Albany). 

Current Rattlers coach Tim Soudan will be looking to continue to build the roster with an equally fruitful draft this year.

2012 Rochester Rattlers Early Bird Season Ticket Pricing

The Rochester Rattlers have announced an amazing opportunity to secure your 2012 Rochester Rattlers season ticket to all seven home games for only $75.00 per seat. That’s a savings of $100.00 off the regular club level ticket price.

This special early bird pricing will only be available through Friday, September 9 th and will include one complimentary parking pass with each two seats purchased. One complimentary youth 12 & under season ticket is available with each season ticket purchased.

Pay in full for your 2012 Rattlers season ticket at the game on Saturday and receive one signed lacrosse ball with each seat purchased.

2012 Rochester Rattlers Season Ticket – Early Bird Pricing*


Seat Location

Price through Sept. 9th





General Admission


Youth 12 & Under



*All Rattlers early bird season ticket packages include one parking pass with each two season tickets purchased.

Season ticket packages for the 2012 season are available for purchase at the Rattlers office located at Sahlen’s Stadium, by calling (585) 454-5425 or at the Rattlers home game on Saturday, August 6 th.

For additional information on the Rattlers Early Bird Season Ticket pricing contact (585) 454-5425.