Zach Greer Announces Retirement From NLL

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After a great very successful ten year career in the NLL Zach Greer has officially announced that he will hang it up and retire.

Greer started his NLL career with the Minnesota Swarm before being traded to the Edmonton Rush in 2012. Greer would go on to win a NLL championship in his last two season with the Rush, Edmonton and Saskatchewan. The Colorado Mammoth would acquire Green in trade with the Saskatchewan Rush in 2017.

It really was a fantastic career that Greer had. He broke and set records as well as win championships. Most of his success came with the Rush as he scored the second and third most regular-season goals in franchise history, scoring 44 goals in 2015 and 42 goals in 2016.

Maybe most will remeber him for his toughness that was on disply nigt in and night out. He really was a great player to watch and fans will most certainly miss him on the floor next season. 

As he announced his retirement Zach Greer said, 

"I want to thank my teammates, coaches, management, behind-the-scenes staff, and the fans for the incredible opportunity to play in the loudest house in lacrosse. It was truly a privilege to be a part of the Colorado Mammoth.
It's probably evident by now, but looking back on my 9 years in the league, what I'm most grateful for are the relationships. There are so many genuine, passionate, and quality people in our sport. I wish I could name everyone individually but I'm thankful to all of those who have been such an important part of this journey. 
Lastly, I need to thank my family. None of this is possible without tremendous support, generosity and sacrifices from the people closest to me. I can't put into words the appreciation I have for my wife and daughters who make a crazy commitment week in and week out, my siblings who have been there every step of the way, all of my extended family who are my biggest supporters, my mom who never wants the recognition she deserves and my late dad who first put a stick in my hands 29 years ago and taught me the game. 
It's certainly bittersweet but I'm looking forward to spending more time with my young family, getting my body right and focusing on my career outside the rink."
- Zack Greer