(Rochester, NY)… Rochester Knighthawks General Manager Jody Gage announced today that the team has traded defenseman Jack Reid to the Boston Blazers in exchange for defenseman Kyle Laverty. Reid leaves Rochester after spending back-to-back seasons, collecting four points (0+4) in 16 total games with the Knighthawks. Last season, the 6-foot-3, 220-pound defenseman notched a NLL career best four points and 19 PIM in 10 games with Rochester. A native of Glastonbury, Conn., Reid appeared in six games with Rochester in his first pro season and helped guide the team to its second NLL Champions Cup during the 2007 campaign. Reid was originally traded to Boston for the eighth overall pick in the 2007 NLL Entry Draft, however he was reacquired by Rochester in the 2007 Dispersal Draft as Boston opted not to participate in the 2008 NLL season. Reid was the Knighthawks first-round selection (10th overall) in the 2006 NLL Entry Draft. Laverty arrives in Rochester after spending a four-year career with the Buffalo Bandits. The 28-year-old defenseman appeared in 16 games last season for the Bandits, earning nine points (2+7) en route to the 2008 Champions Cup. He also finished first on the team with a career high 70 PIM. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound defenseman had his best season with Bandits in 2007, capturing a career best 10 points (4+6) while adding 66 PIM. In 63 career games with the Bandits, Laverty has registered 31 points (8+23) and 233 PIM. A native of Peterborough, Ontario, Laverty was acquired by Boston in the 2008 Expansion Draft. Laverty was originally obtained by Buffalo prior to the 2004 season in a trade with Calgary for Craig Gelsvik.