The Philadelphia Wings head into the 2013 season with newly acquired transition player Paul Rabil, who is widely considered to be the best lacrosse player in the world. He was traded from the Rochester Knighthawks as part of a blockbuster six-player trade that sent Wings forward Dan Dawson and defenseman Paul Dawson to the Knighthawks.

The team finalized its 23-man roster Thursday.

Top returnees from last season include NLL all-stars Brodie Merrill and Max Seibald and NLL rookie of the year runner-up, Kevin Crowley.

The Wings open the 2013 season at home against the Buffalo Bandits at the Wells Fargo Center on Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.

Team Roster

3 Ethan Farrell         F

4 Will Harrington      F

5 Michael Manley      D

7 CJ Costabile          D

8 Steve Holmes         D

9 Paul Rabil             T

10 Kevin Crowley       F

11   Joel White         T

13 Brett Manney       D

15 Brian Teuber       D

17 Brodie Merrill       T

18 Max Seibald          T

21 Jeff Reynolds       D

22 Ned Crotty         F

25 Pat Heim            D

26 Drew Westervelt   F

27 Kevin Buchanan    F

30 Jake Lazore          G

31 Kevin Croswell       G

36 Brandon Miller       G

55 Chad Wiedmaier    D

71 Kevin Ross          F

81 Kyle Hartzell       T

Injured Reserve (IR): Jordan Hall, Joel White, Eric Hoffman, Dan Hardy, Steve Grossi Jr, Matt Alrich.

G-goalie, D-defense, F-forward



11 7 p.m. Buffalo Bandits

19 7 p.m. at Toronto

26 7:30 p.m. at Buffalo

27 4 p.m. Calgary Roughnecks


8 11 a.m. Rochester Knighthawks

23 7:30 p.m. at Rochester

24 4 p.m. Colorado Mammoth


1 7:30 p.m. at Buffalo

9 8 p.m. Washington Stealth

16 1 p.m. Toronto Rock

29 8:30 p.m. at Minnesota 

30 9 p.m. At Colorado


6 7:30 p.m. At Rochester

7 4 p.m. Minnesota Swarm

13 8 p.m. Toronto Rock