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Rob Pannell announces he’s joining the PLL in 2020

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The speculation has finally ended with the official announcement that Rob Pannell will be joining the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) for the 2020 season.

Rob Pannell, who became a free agent after his Major League Lacrosse (MLL) contract ended on March 1, announced that he would play in the PLL in a video on the PLL’s social media channels.

This season will also be the first time Rob Pannell’s seven-year professional career that he will be playing on a team other than the New York Lizards. The perennial MLL all-star recorded 430 points over his seven seasons in the MLL and earned MVP honors in 2018.

The newest PLL team, Waterdogs LC, currently holds the first pick in the PLL entry draft and is favored to draft the all-star attackman. While who Coach Andy Copelan is looking to draft will ultimately be made clearer once the other available players in the entry draft are officially announced, the speculation that Rob Pannell will play for the Waterdogs in 2020 has already begun.

Listen to the Pro Lacrosse Talk podcast for more speculation on who will join the PLL and let us know which team you want to see draft Rob Pannell. Then be sure to follow @prolacrossetalk on Twitter and Instagram for more PLL player news.

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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[…] and it’s a big one. On Thursday, The Post Game Podcast reported that Atlas LC was sending Rob Pannell to Redwoods LC in return for draft picks. Hours later, the PLL made the news official and announced […]

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