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Atlas LC trade Paul Rabil to Cannons LC

Paul Rabil his headed to the team where he started his professional lacrosse career. On Monday, the Premier Lacrosse League announced that Atlas LC had traded the veteran midfielder and the #6 pick in the PLL Entry Draft to Cannons LC in exchange for the #9 pick in the PLL Entry Draft, #8 pick in the 2021 PLL College Draft and a future first round pick in the 2022 PLL College Draft.

Paul Rabil’s return to the Cannons isn’t too shocking since many assumed he could find his way on the roster through the PLL Expansion Draft if Coach Ben Rubeor decided to leave him off his protected roster. Instead, Rubeor was able to gain even more draft capital in the PLL Entry Draft and 2021 and 2022 PLL College Drafts. The Atlas now possess the #3, #9, #14, and #22 picks in the PLL Entry Draft and the #1, #8, #17, #25 pick in the 2021 PLL College Draft.

In return, the Cannons add a veteran presence in Rabil, but also more importantly move up in the PLL Entry Draft, giving them the #1 and #6 selections in a draft featuring a ton of former MLL talent. Now, Coach Sean Quirk has put himself in a prime position to not only select Lyle Thompson first overall, but add his 2020 MLL Champion goaltender Nick Marrocco as well.

What are your thoughts on the huge trade? Let us know in the comments or on social media.

Hutton Jackson is a professional video editor, co-founder/host of Pro Lacrosse Talk and editor-in-chief of Lacrosse Playground. He is also an Emmy-winning associate producer with two major sports networks and oversees Lacrosse Playground's video content as the head coordinating producer. Hutton played four years of college lacrosse at DeSales University where his highest lacrosse accolade was being named to Inside Lacrosse's 2014 All-Name Team with current pros Challen Rogers, Deemer Class and Larken Kemp, an honor that didn't require stepping on the field. When he's not writing on lacrosse, he can usually be found diving around the crease in your local men's league and ranting about Baltimore and D.C. professional sports.

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[…] The move for Paul Rabil almost made too much sense. Drafted by the Boston Cannons in 2006, Rabil will possibly end his prolific career with the team (kind of) that he began with. To get too caught up in the nostalgia of it all would be to miss the point. After a down year, Quirk is bullish on what Rabil can bring as a lacrosse player. […]

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[…] the first player acquisition that Ben Rubeor has made via a trade this offseason, after trading Paul Rabil to the Cannons and Ryan Brown to the […]

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[…] LC in exchange for the #11 pick in the 2020 PLL College Draft. It was the second straight day that a big name player was dealt and it once again involved Coach Ben Rubeor and the […]

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