NLL Announces Second Wave of Season Awards

(Photo Credit: Colton Swiderski)

The NLL is releasing their end of season awards over a span of three weeks this season. This is a very interesting way to go about releasing the awards but I have opened up to it more than I did when they first announced this format. Is it easier to announce them all at one? Yes. With that said this new format keeps fans engaged throughout the offseason when talk surrounding the NLL was usually pretty slow. For that reason I really like this way of announcing the NLL Awards.

Season Awards Schedule

Transition Player of the Year - Tuesday 7/24 
Goaltender of the Year - Wednesday 7/25
Teammate of the Year - Thursday 7/26
Rookie of the year - Friday 7/27

Week 2
Defender of the Year - Monday 7/30
Media Person of the Year (Tom Borelli Award) - Tuesday 7/31
Executive of the Year - Wednesday 8/1
Head Coach of the Year - Thursday 8/2
General Manager of the Year - Friday 8/3

Week 3
Sportsmanship Award - Monday 8/6
Most Valuable Player - Tuesday 8/7
All Pro & All Rookie Teams - Wednesday 8/8

Defender of the Year

Winner: Graeme Hossack, Rochester Knighthawks

Media Person of the Year (Tom Borelli Award) 

Winner: Stephen Stamp

Executive of the Year 

Winner: Matt Hutchings, Colorado Mammoth

Head Coach of the Year (Les Bartley Award) 

Winner: Ryan Keenan, Saskatchewan Rush

General Manager of the Year  

Winner: Curt Styres