By Stuart Zaas | 9/13/12 6:00 AM
DENVER –The Denver Outlaws completed a pair of trades with the Charlotte Hounds, the team announced on Thursday. In the first transaction, Denver sent midfielder Peet Poillon to Charlotte in exchange for attackman Jeremy Boltus. The team also traded midfielder Casey Cittadino to the Hounds for a sixth-round supplemental draft choice.
Boltus, who earned the 2011 Cascade MLL Rookie of the Year award, tallied 30 points in each of his first two MLL seasons. He was the second overall choice in the 2012 Expansion Draft and led Charlotte with a 39.5 shooting percentage last season.
A 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army, Boltus played at West Point with current Outlaws Adam Fullerton and Justin Bokmeyer. Boltus is scheduled to be stationed at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colo.
“Boltus brings us a big, strong attackman who sees the field very well,” General Manager Tony Seaman said. “He gives us somebody that I think can give us one of the missing parts to our attack – and that is an outstanding feeder.”
Poillon, a three-time MLL All Star, heads to Charlotte after scoring 24 goals with 13 assists for Denver in 2012.
“I have the greatest respect in the world for Peet Poillon and what he has meant to the Denver Outlaws,” Seaman said. “He is a tremendous midfielder – a great player and a great locker room guy – he was a real key to our success. In order to improve the overall team, we needed an attackman that could feed the ball and get it to guys like Matthews and Bocklet and McBride on the inside.”
Cittadino, who has moved to the Charlotte area, was traded in exchange for a sixth-round pick (43rd overall) in the 2013 MLL Supplemental Draft.