Oakville native on cusp of setting two all-time records in National Lacrosse League
Published March 25, 2022 at 4:46 pm
Oakville’s Dan Dawson is on the verge of National Lacrosse League (NLL) history.
The veteran forward will break the NLL all-time record for games played when he and the Toronto Rock step on the floor late Saturday afternoon to face the Georgia Swarm at First Ontario Centre in Hamilton.
The 40-year-old, who signed with the Rock as a free agent in 2019, is set to play in his 307 career game, one more than former NLL great John Tavares.
Dawson is also on the cusp of passing Tavares as the all-time NLL assists leader. Dawson has 933 helpers, one behind Tavares.
Dawson recently passed John Grant Jr. for second spot in career points (1,471) and is fourth in career goals (538).
The six-foot-five, 215-pound player is in his 20 season in the NLL. He was drafted by the Columbus Landsharks in the sixth round (68 overall) in the 2001 NLL Draft and made his league debut in 2002.
Dawson won the NLL Champion’s Cup in 2013 and 2014 with the Rochester Knighthawks and then again in 2018 with the Saskatchewan Rush.
He was named the NLL MVP and won the NLL Sportsmanship Award in 2009 with the Boston Blazers. He was named the NLL Champion’s Cup MVP in 2014 with Rochester.
In 2020 with the Rock, Dawson shared the NLL Sportsmanship Award with Georgia’s Mike Poulin.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising