The Bullfrogs selected forward Brad Smyth on Friday with their first pick in the Roller Hockey International draft, the team announced in a news release.
Smyth, who plays for Birmingham (Ala.) of the East Coast Hockey League, was one of the Bullfrogs' 13 players selected in the 10-round draft. The Bullfrogs chose forward B.J. MacPherson, from Toledo (Ohio) of the ECHL, with the second of their first-round picks.
The Bullfrogs open training camp May 22. They begin their third season June 3 at The Pond of Anaheim against Los Angeles.
Bullfrogs draft (with round, player, position, current ice hockey team and league):
1. Brad Smyth, F, Birmingham, ECHL; 1. B.J. MacPherson, F, Toledo, ECHL. 2. Kevin Riehl, F, Raleigh (N.C.), ECHL; 2. Brandon Smith, D, Dayton (Ohio), ECHL; 3. Sean O'Brien, D, Richmond (Va.), ECHL; 3. Jason Christie, F, Portland (Me.), American Hockey League; 4. Rick Kowalsky, F, Hampton Roads (Va.), ECHL; 5. Mike Stone, F, Huntington (W. Va.), ECHL; 6. Mark Ouimet, F, Worcester (Mass.), AHL; 7. Fredrick Jax, F, Flint, Colonial Hockey League; 8. Dave Stewart, D, Roanoke (Va.), ECHL; 9. Davis Payne, F, Greensboro (N.C.), ECHL; 10. Jens Nordin, D, AIK, Swedish Elite League.