Rush hope Glaves is Rory success

SCOTT ZERR -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 7:05 AM ET

Rory Glaves has twice been picked in dispersal drafts. At least yesterday, he moved up to the No. 1 choice.

The Edmonton Rush made Glaves their top pick in the National Lacrosse League's dispersal draft of the suspended Anaheim Storm operation.

Last year, Glaves was the second selection when the Storm snatched him up from the ashes of his hometown Vancouver Ravens.

Glaves debuted with the Storm and while he only managed four points in 15 games, his overall play made him the top vote-getter among defencemen for the NLL's 2005 All-Rookie team.

"We had been looking forward to this day for some time because we were very excited about the possibility of getting Rory," said A.J. Jomha, the Rush's director of lacrosse operations.

"When you can pick up a player of his calibre in a dispersal draft, you've made your team a whole lot stronger. He's got great wheels and we expect to use him in transition a lot more than he was able to last year."

With both of the Storm's goaltenders gone by the Rush's second pick, 12th overall, Edmonton elected to take rugged defenceman Damian Davis and then packaged the Baltimore native along with Jeff Spano.

Spano was picked up in last week's expansion draft, and the Rush's third-round pick in the 2007 entry draft to Minnesota for Kerry Susheski, Ted Jenner and third-round pick in this year's draft.

Jenner will be joined at the backend by Matt Dwane and Chris McElroy, who were grabbed by the Rush from Arizona in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2007 draft moments after the pair were taken from Anaheim.


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