By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist
No. 72: February 17, 2012 – The Bandits trade first-round draft choices in 2013 (Logan Schuss) and 2014 (Shane MacDonald) to Minnesota for Anthony Cosmo.
Anthony Cosmo had seen a great deal of the continent as an indoor lacrosse goalie. He had played for Toronto, San Jose, and Boston from 2001 to 2011. But then the Boston team disbanded, and Cosmo was taken by Minnesota in the dispersal draft. He wanted to play goal, but wanted to do it closer to his Ontario home.
Meanwhile, coach and general manager Darris Kilgour had his own problem. Goalie Ken Montour’s career was ending because of concussion issues, so he needed a goalie – badly. Therefore, a trade between Minnesota and Buffalo was almost obvious. The Swarm first asked for three first-round draft choices, but settled for a pair.
Cosmo played for six seasons in Buffalo, and helped the team reach the finals in 2016. He retired owning many of the NLL career records in goaltending, and probably will enter the league’s Hall of Fame soon. Schuss, now with Vancouver, has been a solid scorer throughout his career. MacDonald had a short NLL career.
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