October 8, 2010
SAINT PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Swarm today announced that the team has re-signed D Noah Talbot to a one-year contract and F Tim Campeau to a two-year contract. The Swarm also reached one-year agreements with G Scott Rodgers and F Tyler Haas.
Talbot, 30, appeared in all 16 games for the third straight season with the Swarm in 2010. The six-year veteran helped anchor the Swarm’s defense last year and collected 46 loose balls. In 91 career games, Talbot has recorded 31 points (3g, 28a) and 374 loose balls with Minnesota and Arizona.
“Noah brings years of experience and he is a great player to work with,” General Manager Marty O’Neill said.
Campeau, 25, posted a career-high 48 points (11g, 37a) in 15 games with the Swarm last season. He also ranked fourth on the team with 79 loose balls. The native of Port Moody, British Colombia led the Swarm with four goals in a 16-12 victory over Washington on Feb. 13 at Xcel Energy Center. He later dished out a season-high six assists in the final game of the regular season at home against Orlando on April 24.
“Tim provided a lot of energy and spark for our team last season,” O’Neill said. “We are looking to add even more to his game in 2011.”
Rodgers, 23, started in 15 games for the University of Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse team in 2010 and led the nation in save percentage for the second straight season at 60.5 percent. Rodgers was a third-team All-American selection in 2009 and led the nation in goals-against average at 6.14 and save percentage at 66.3 percent. Minnesota selected Rodgers in the second round (15th overall) of the 2010 NLL Entry Draft.
Haas, 25, is a 6-foot-6, 210-pound forward that pursued a basketball career at the University of Victoria prior to lacrosse. This past summer with the Western Lacrosse Association’s (WLA) Victoria Shamrocks, Haas recorded eight points (5g, 3a). The Swarm selected Haas in the third round (30th overall) of the 2006 NLL Entry Draft.