FRISCO, Texas (December 5, 2017) – The Dallas Rattlers announced on Tuesday that All-Star attackman Jeremy Boltus and defenseman John Lade have agreed to contracts to remain with the Rattlers for the 2018 season. Both Boltus and Lade filed for Player Movement at the start of the offseason.
To make room for Boltus and Lade on the 23-man roster, the team waived defenseman Greg Danseglio and attackman Eric Fannell.
Boltus, 28, was second on the team in goals last season (20) and led the club with two game-winning goals in 10 games. He was named the Warrior Offensive Player of the Week for Week 6 when he scored both the game-tying and game-winning goals in a victory over Denver. In 34 total games with the Rattlers over the last three seasons, he has 71 goals, eight assists and 79 points. He was named to the 2015 All-Star Game in Houston and earned MVP honors after scoring six goals in that game. A West Point graduate, Boltus missed the entire 2014 season while fulfilling his military service requirement in Afghanistan. Upon his return, he signed with the Rattlers in 2015 and scored 18 goals in 11 games. Selected by Hamilton in the eighth round of the 2011 Collegiate Draft, he spent one season each with Hamilton, Charlotte and Denver prior to his deployment.
Lade, 29, played in all 14 games for the Rattlers last season and collected 43 groundballs, the most on the team among non-faceoff men. He had eight caused turnovers, which was tied for the second-most on the club. Lade has spent the last six seasons with the Rattlers, appearing in all 14 of the team’s games in each of the last four years. He was drafted by Boston with the 16th-overall selection in the 2011 Collegiate Draft out of Syracuse.
Last week, the team announced that All-Star goalie John Galloway and All-Star defenseman Joel White agreed to re-sign with the team after filing for Player Movement.
Dallas still has four players from last year’s team – Ned Crotty, Jordan MacIntosh, Mike Manley and John Ranagan – who have filed for Player Movement. If those players do not agree to contracts with new teams by Dec. 8, Dallas can add them to the 23-man protected roster for 2018.