Uniondale, NY (September 21, 2022) – The New York Riptide have acquired transition player Jordi Jones-Smith from the Saskatchewan Rush in exchange for a 2023 second round pick.
The Whitby, ON native was drafted in the sixth round of the 2015 NLL Entry Draft by the New England Black Wolves and has played in 38 career games, all for Saskatchewan, scoring two points on a goal and an assist and scooping 41 loose balls.
“We are super excited to add Jordi to our maturing defense,” Riptide General Manager Jim Veltman said. “He has grown into an everyday NLL player that we feel will fit our style of aggressive defense. He also brings a team-first character that will be contagious amongst his teammates. His addition means that training camp just got even more competitive.”
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About the New York Riptide
The New York Riptide are a professional box lacrosse team based in Uniondale, New York. The Riptide are one of 15 teams competing in the National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest and most successful professional lacrosse property in the world. The team has been competing in the NLL since 2019, plays their home games at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and will return to the floor in December 2022. Last offseason, the Riptide hired NLL Hall of Famer Jim Veltman as general manager and five-time NLL champion Dan Ladouceur as head coach. The team also signed four-time NLL All-Pro Callum Crawford and selected two-time Tewaaraton Trophy nominee Jeff Teat with the first overall pick in the NLL draft. For more information on New York Riptide lacrosse, please visit www.newyorkriptide.com or follow the Riptide on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or TikTok @newyorkriptide.