The Buffalo Bandits announced that the team has acquired goaltender Steve Orleman, a second-round pick in 2024 and a second-round pick in 2025 from New York. As part of the trades, the Bandits have sent a third-round pick in 2026 to New York and Nathaniel Kozevnikov to Saskatchewan. The trades are pending league approval.
Orleman (6’0”, 185 lbs., 5/7/1999) posted a 3-8 record and totaled 486 saves with the Riptide in 2022-23 in his second NLL season. In his rookie season, Orleman recorded a 6-11 record with a 12.10 goals-against average and broke the NLL rookie record for saves (656). Orleman also set the NLL rookie record for goaltender minutes played (987) and was named to the NLL All-Rookie team in 2022. The Kitchener, Ontario native was drafted in the second round (19th overall) by the Georgia Swarm in the 2018 NLL Entry Draft.