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Albany, NY – The Albany FireWolves of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) have acquired defenseman John Wagner and a Fourth Round Pick in the 2024 Entry Draft in a trade with the Las Vegas Desert Dogs in exchange for a First Round Pick in the 2024 Entry Draft and forward Cam Badour, pending league approval. The NLL Trade deadline ends today, March 12 at 3 pm ET.

John Wagner is in his fourth NLL season and has accumulated 39 points (14G, 25A), 296 loose balls, and 68 caused turnovers in his career with the New Riptide, Rochester Knighthawks, and most recently with the Las Vegas Desert Dogs. The St. Davids, ON native played collegiately at Marquette University as well as for the Niagara Thunderhawks in the Ontario Jr. B Lacrosse League. He was drafted 34th overall in the 2019 NLL Draft by the New York Riptide. At 6’2” and 190 lbs., Wagner adds size, speed, and transition scoring to an already well rounded FireWolves defensive unit.  

Cam Badour was drafted by the Saskatchewan Rush in the 2022 Entry Draft and was acquired by the FireWolves from the Rush via trade in exchange for a fourth-round selection in the 2024 NLL Entry Draft. Badour has been on the Practice Roster for the FireWolves during the 2023-24 season.  

In a corresponding move, the FireWolves have placed defenseman Jackson Reid on the Practice Roster.  

Join the Albany FireWolves at MVP Arena on Saturday, March 16 for a St. Patrick’s Party weekend and $3 Bud Lights! For more information regarding tickets, visit www.albanyfirewolves.com or call/text the FireWolves ticket hotline 518-612-4196.  

About Albany FireWolves  

The Albany FireWolves is the Capital Region’s very own Professional Box Lacrosse team, playing in the National Lacrosse League out of the MVP Arena in downtown Albany, NY. For more information, contact the Albany FireWolves Front Office at (518) 362-4900 or visit AlbanyFireWolves.com. Follow the team on Facebook at facebook.com/AlbFireWolves, Twitter @AlbFireWolves, and Instagram @AlbFireWolves. 

About the National Lacrosse League 

The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America’s premier professional lacrosse league. Founded in 1986, the NLL ranks third in average attendance for pro indoor sports worldwide, behind only the NHL and NBA. The League is comprised of 15 franchises across the United States and Canada: Albany FireWolves, Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, Las Vegas Desert Dogs, New York Riptide, Panther City Lacrosse Club (TX), Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Warriors. For more information, visit NLL.com and find @NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 

About MVP Arena

MVP Arena is a full-service entertainment and sports facility featuring a wide variety of family shows, sporting events, trade shows and concerts. Owned by Albany County and managed by ASM Global, MVP Arena opened in 1990 and is home to the Albany FireWolves of the National Lacrosse League, the Albany Firebirds of the Arena Football League and the Division I Men’s College Basketball Siena Saints. For more information, please visit https://www.mvparena.com/

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