Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today that the team has signed forwards Cam Milligan and Liam Osborne to one-year contracts for the 2019-20 season. Both transactions are pending league approval.
Milligan, 24, made his pro debut last season for the previous Knighthawks franchise, scoring one goal with two assists in three games.
Originally a sixth-round selection (54th overall) of the New England Black Wolves in the 2017 NLL Entry Draft, Milligan played four years of collegiate lacrosse at both Towson University (2014) and the University of Vermont (2015-17), amassing 170 points in a combined 50 games. During his time at Vermont, the Peterborough, Ontario, native was twice named an America East All-Conference Second Team selection and earned America East All-Tournament honors in back-to-back seasons with the Catamounts. He left Vermont ranked third in assists and seventh in points in school history.
During the summer of 2019, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound forward played with the Cobourg Nissan Kodiaks in Major Series Lacrosse, leading the team with 52 points. He also played three seasons for the Whitby Steelhawks of the Arena Lacrosse League and won a Mann Cup with his hometown Peterborough Lakers in 2018.
Osborne, 24, has yet to make his NLL debut since being taken by the Colorado Mammoth in the sixth round (82nd overall) of the 2019 NLL Entry Draft.
He plays in the Arena Lacrosse League (ALL) with the Whitby Steelhawks, where he is currently second in the league in goals (37) and tied for fifth in points (54). He also has 17 assists in 11 games.
A native of Bowmanville, Ontario, Osborne has spent each of the last two summers with the Brooklin Merchants (Senior B) of Ontario Series Lacrosse, totaling 84 points (33+51) in just 22 games. He played his college lacrosse at Belmont Abbey. In 2019, he was named a USILA Division II Second Team All-American which followed an Honorable Mention All-American nomination in 2018.
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