NLL Awards Nominees Announced

Photo Credit: Colorado Mammoth



The NLL has announced the nominees list for the 2018 NLL awards. These awards include Rookie of the Year, Defensive player of the year, and more. 

The NLL did something different this year as they announced the entire nominee list. In the past the league has just announced the finalist from each award and that's it. The finalist for the 2018 NLL awards will be released in a few weeks. 


Nominees List:


Sportsmanship Award

Dhane Smith, Buffalo Bandits
Kevin Brownell, Buffalo Bandits
Chad Cummings, Calgary Roughnecks
Riley Loewen, Calgary Roughnecks
Jordan Gilles, Colorado Mammoth
Lyle Thompson, Georgia Swarm
John LaFontaine, New England Black Wolves
Joe Resetarits, Rochester Knighthawks
Challen Rogers, Toronto Rock
Latrell Harris, Toronto Rock
Reid Reinholdt, Toronto Rock
Tom Schreiber, Toronto Rock

Defensive Player of the Year

Justin Martin, Buffalo Bandits
Kevin Brownell, Buffalo Bandits
Steve Priolo, Buffalo Bandits
Curtis Manning, Calgary Roughnecks
Mitch Wilde, Calgary Roughnecks
Tyson Bell, Calgary Roughnecks
Robert Hope, Colorado Mammoth
Jason Noble, Georgia Swarm
John LaFontaine, New England Black Wolves
Graeme Hossack, Rochester Knighthawks
Brad Kri, Toronto Rock
Brodie Merrill, Toronto Rock
Challen Rogers, Toronto Rock
Latrell Harris, Toronto Rock

Transition Player of the Year

Nick Weiss, Buffalo Bandits
Zach Currier, Calgary Roughnecks
Mitch Wilde, Calgary Roughnecks
Joey Cupido, Colorado Mammoth
Jordan MacIntosh, Georgia Swarm
Adam Bomberry, New England Black Wolves
Brad Gillies, Rochester Knighthawks
Scott Campbell, Rochester Knighthawks
Brodie Merrill, Toronto Rock
Challen Rogers, Toronto Rock

Goaltender of the Year

Alex Buque, Buffalo Bandits
Christian Del Bianco, Calgary Roughnecks
Dillon Ward, Colorado Mammoth
Mike Poulin, Georgia Swarm
Aaron Bold, New England Black Wolves
Matt Vinc, Rochester Knighthawks
Nick Rose, Toronto Rock

Rookie of the Year

Josh Byrne, Buffalo Bandits
Zach Currier, Calgary Roughnecks
Colton Watkinson, New England Black Wolves
Austin Shanks, Rochester Knighthawks
Eric Fannell, Rochester Knighthawks
Jake Withers, Rochester Knighthawks
Dan Craig, Toronto Rock
Drew Belgrave, Toronto Rock

Most Valuable Player

Dhane Smith, Buffalo Bandits
Christian Del Bianco, Calgary Roughnecks
Curtis Dickson, Calgary Roughnecks
Dane Dobbie, Calgary Roughnecks
Dillon Ward, Colorado Mammoth
Jeremy Noble, Colorado Mammoth
Joey Cupido, Colorado Mammoth
Robert Hope, Colorado Mammoth
Ryan Benesch, Colorado Mammoth
Lyle Thompson, Georgia Swarm
Kevin Crowley, New England Black Wolves
Graeme Hossack, Rochester Knighthawks
Joe Resetarits, Rochester Knighthawks
Matt Vinc, Rochester Knighthawks
Mark Matthews, Saskatchewan Rush
Adam Jones, Toronto Rock
Brodie Merrill, Toronto Rock
Challen Rogers, Toronto Rock
Nick Rose, Toronto Rock
Tom Schreiber, Toronto Rock
Rob Hellyer, Toronto Rock

Head Coach of the Year

Troy Cordingley, Buffalo Bandits
Curt Malawsky, Calgary Roughnecks
Pat Coyle, Colorado Mammoth
Ed Comeau, Georgia Swarm
Glenn Clark, New England Black Wolves
Mike Hasen, Rochester Knighthawks
Derek Keenan, Saskatchewan Rush
Matt Sawyer, Toronto Rock
Jamie Batley, Vancouver Stealth

General Manager of the Year

Steve Dietrich, Buffalo Bandits
Mike Board, Calgary Roughnecks
Dan Carey, Colorado Mammoth
John Arlotta, Georgia Swarm
Rich Lisk, New England Black Wolves
Curt Sytres, Rochester Knighthawks
Derek Keenan, Saskatchewan Rush
Jamie Dawick, Toronto Rock
Doug Locker, Vancouver Stealth

Teammate of the Year

Craig England, Buffalo Bandits
Chad Cummings, Calgary Roughnecks
Robert Hope, Colorado Mammoth
Mike Poulin, Georgia Swarm
Brett Manney, New England Black Wolves
Dan Lomas, Rochester Knighthawks
Chris Corbeil, Saskatchewan Rush
Brandon Miller, Toronto Rock
Chris O’Dougherty, Vancouver Stealth

Executive of the Year

Scott Loffler, Director of Lacrosse Operations, Buffalo Bandits
Matt Hutchings, EVP and COO, Colorado Mammoth
Andy Arlotta, Co-Owner and President, Georgia Swarm
Curt Styres, Owner and GM, Rochester Knighthawks

Tanner's Selections

Now I obviously do not have a vote in the NLL awards, but here is who I would select for each award winner. 

Sportsmanship Award

Dhane Smith, Buffalo Bandits


Defensive Player of the Year

Graeme Hossack, Rochester Knighthawks


Transition Player of the Year

Jeff Cornwall, Saskatchewan Rush


Goaltender of the Year

Dillon Ward, Colorado Mammoth


Rookie of the Year

Austin Shanks, Rochester Knighthawks


Most Valuable Player

Tom Schreiber, Toronto Rock


Head Coach of the Year

Derek Keenan, Saskatchewan Rush


General Manager of the Year

Curt Styres, Rochester Knighthawks


Teammate of the Year

Chris Corbeil, Saskatchewan Rush


Executive of the Year

Curt Styres, Owner and GM, Rochester Knighthawks



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