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Dan Dawson
Born December 11, 1981 (1981-12-11) (age 28),
Oakville, Ontario, CA
Position Forward
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
220 pounds (100 kg)
MSL Team Brampton Excelsiors
NLL Team
F. Teams
Boston Blazers
Portland LumberJax
Arizona Sting
Columbus Landsharks
MLL Team Toronto Nationals
Nationality  Canada
Pro Career 2002 – present
Shoots Right
Nickname Dangerous

Dan Dawson (born December 11, 1981 in Oakville, Ontario) is a Canadian lacrosse player who plays for the Boston Blazers of the National Lacrosse League and the Toronto Nationals of Major League Lacrosse.

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NLL career

Dawson was drafted in the sixth round (68th overall) by the Columbus Landsharks in 2001, and played in 11 games in his rookie season with Columbus, tallying 3 goals, 3 assists, and 29 loose balls. In 2003, he played in 16 games, setting career highs in goals and loose balls. In 2004, Dawson helped Team Canada beat Team USA in the Heritage Cup. During the 2004 season, he led Arizona in assists and was 2nd in points. In 2005, Dawson finished 7th in the NLL with 84 points and 2nd in goals with 48. He scored a hat-trick in his first All-Star game with the West Division. In 2005 he was named a First Team All-Pro.

Dawson was selected first overall by the LumberJax in the 2008 dispersal draft, after the Arizona Sting and Boston Blazers announced that they would not be playing in the 2008 season.[1] After leading the LumberJax's the 2008 Champions Cup final, Dawson was again put into National Lacrosse League dispersal draft pool when Arizona ceased operations. This time, Dawson was selected first overall by the Boston Blazers.[2]

During the 2009 NLL season, he was named a starter to the All-Star Game.[3] Dawson and Josh Sanderson both finished the season with 74 assists, a new league record.[4]

Canadian Box Career

Played for Brampton Excelsiors of OLA and won Mann Cup in 2002 as a junior. He was signed by the Victoria Shamrocks in 2005 and helped lead them to their 8th Mann Cup victory. He won the Bill Ellison Award twice for the MVP of the 2005 WLA playoffs and the 2006 WLA playoffs.

Statistics

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NLL

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts LB PIM GP G A Pts LB PIM
2002 Columbus 11 3 3 6 29 6 -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 Columbus 16 28 24 52 51 12 -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 Arizona 16 26 48 74 43 19 -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 Arizona 16 48 36 84 73 8 3 10 5 15 16 2
2006 Arizona 16 34 48 82 76 8 2 4 7 11 3 0
2007 Arizona 16 47 60 107 65 16 3 6 12 18 5 0
2008 Portland 16 38 43 81 96 11 3 15 16 31 14 2
2009 Boston 16 30 74 104 54 8 1 0 7 7 6 0
NLL Totals 123 254 336 590 487 88 12 35 47 82 44 4

CLA

Season Team League   GP G A Pts PIM NRB
1998 Brampton JR A 21 8 17 25 8 43
1999 Brampton JR A 20 2 12 14 10 38
2000 Brampton JR A 19 11 17 28 24 52
2001 Brampton JR A 20 13 28 41 10 56
2002 Brampton OLA 4 4 1 5 0 51
2003 Brampton OLA 14 7 11 18 12 47
2004 Brampton OLA 16 17 23 40 13 49
2005 Victoria WLA 6 8 17 25 17 89
2006 Victoria WLA 15 19 34 53 17 -
CLA Totals 155 120 197 308 139  

Awards

Preceded by
Dan Carey
NLL Sportsmanship Award
2009
Succeeded by
incumbent
Preceded by
Athan Iannucci
NLL Most Valuable Player
2009
Succeeded by
incumbent

References

  1. ^ "Dawson selected first overall by Portland". NLL.com. November 5, 2007. http://www.nll.com/article.php?id=3142. Retrieved 2007-11-05.  
  2. ^ "Dawson joins Boston Blazers". NLL.com. June 30, 2008. http://www.nll.com/article.php?id=3533. Retrieved 2008-06-30.  
  3. ^ "All-Star reserves announced". NLL.com. February 19, 2009. http://www.nll.com/article.php?id=3811. Retrieved 2009-03-05.  
  4. ^ "Sanderson & Dawson Set New Assists Record". NLL.com. April 17, 2009. http://www.nll.com/article.php?id=3925. Retrieved 2009-05-02.  

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