Green Mountain has signed James Manthe, a veteran player who last played 11 seasons ago and was searching for a team to restart his JAL career with. He agreed to a 1-season $5 deal with the team, is 19 years old and from Longview, WA.
Manthe played for the Rapids for 2 seasons way back in JAL's 4-5. Prior to JAL 16 he was nearly signed by the Lynx, but they elected to sign rookie Wyatt Palmer with their final roster spot instead. Aware that Manthe was on the market — and in search of someone to potentially bring a spark to the Sasquatches 0-3 season thus far — Sasquatches general manager Josh Wall reached out to Manthe yesterday afternoon and closed a deal shortly after.
The core of the Sasquatches roster is its 3 rookies (Dalton Carter, Jared Neiman, Brandon Koenig), who so far have been baptized by fire into the league. With veteran Nick Proudfit out for the entire season and the only other veteran on the team being Tyler Hudson, Wall liked the idea of bringing on another experienced player.
In order to make space for Manthe, the Sasquatches released Proudfit, who was set to become a free agent at the end of this season anyway.