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Blazers acquire forward Mat Giles from Philadelpha

The Boston Blazers yesterday announced the acquisition of veteran forward Mat Giles from the Philadelphia Wings in exchange for Boston’s second round rookie transition player Dave Cutten and future considerations.

Giles has amassed 31 points (13 goals and 18 assists) with 46 loose balls in nine games with Philadelphia this season. The 6’4” forward gives Boston another proven scoring threat and a veteran presence as the Blazers head into the home stretch of the season.

“We are excited to have Mat join our team at this critical point of the season,” said Blazers President and General Manager Doug Reffue. “He is a proven scorer with considerable size, and brings strength and leadership to our team as we set our sights on the postseason.”

Giles has racked up 397 points (186 goals and 211 assists) over the course of his 13-year playing career (click here for his full career stats.) He has appeared in three playoff games, all with the Rochester Knighthawks in 2004-2005, scoring one goal and three assists in postseason play.

David Cutten played in three games for the Blazers this season with one assist and 10 loose balls click here for his career stats.) He was acquired from the Toronto Rush earlier this season after being originally signed as a rookie free agent by Edmonton.

The Boston Blazers are currently tied for third place in the NLL East trailing the Orlando Titans by 1.5 games with six remaining in the regular season. Boston travels to Edmonton and Philadelphia before returning home to the TD Garden on April 3 to battle the Titans.




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