Former Langley Thunder defender Nick Scott has been traded to his hometown WLA Burrards. (Black Press files)

Former Langley Thunder defender Nick Scott has been traded to his hometown WLA Burrards. (Black Press files)

WLA Burrards trade for home-grown defender

Maple Ridge gives Victoria a first round pick for Nick Scott

The Maple Ridge Burrards Western Lacrosse Association team traded for local boy Nick Scott.

The Victoria Shamrocks gave up the touted defensive prospect, who they drafted seventh overall in the 2021 WLA graduating junior draft, in exchange for a first round pick in the 2023 from the Burrards.

Scott, who is from Pitt Meadows, was a standout on Burrards minor teams growing up, and played for the Langley Thunder Junior A team.

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“We were really looking forward to having Nick in our lineup, and he felt the same way,” said Shamrocks general manager Chris Welch, announcing the trade. “However, in the time since we drafted him last year, his work situation has changed to the extent that it would have been difficult for him to play for us.”

“We agreed it would be best if we could work out a trade to let him play closer to home and while we’re sorry to see Nick go, we’re excited to add another first round pick in what promises to be a deep draft next year.”

He was also drafted by the Calgary Roughnecks of the NLL in 2019, in the third round, and signed.

Burrards coach Rob Williams said Scott has good size, is a “super athlete,” and has been honing his skills on an NLL practice roster.

“This trade makes all kinds of sense for us,” he said, noting the Burrards are building using local talent from a community that is developing a lot of young players.

“He’s got tons of upside, and he’s a great kid with a great attitude,” added Williams.

The Burrards home opener will be May 29 when they host the Langley Thunder.

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