2010 NLL season

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2010 NLL season
LeagueNational Lacrosse League
SportIndoor lacrosse
DurationJanuary 2010 – May 2010
Number of games16
Number of teams11
Season MVPCasey Powell
Top scorerJosh Sanderson
Eastern championsToronto Rock
  Eastern runners-upOrlando Titans
Western championsWashington Stealth
  Western runners-upEdmonton Rush
Finals championsWashington Stealth
  Runners-upToronto Rock
Finals MVPLewis Ratcliff
NLL seasons

The 2010 National Lacrosse League season, the 24th in the history of the NLL, began on January 8, 2010 and ended with the Championship game on May 15.

Team movement[edit]

After five seasons in San Jose, the Stealth announced shortly after the 2009 season ended that they would be relocating to Everett, Washington, approximately 30 miles north of Seattle. The Washington Stealth[1] will play at the Comcast Arena.[2] In addition it was announced on May 4, 2009 that after four seasons in Portland, the Lumberjax would no longer operate in that city[3] and on July 7, 2009 the NLL held a dispersal draft for the Lumberjax players.[4]

On August 10, 2009 it was announced that after three seasons in New York City, the Titans franchise will be relocating to Orlando, Florida, where they will become the Orlando Titans. The franchise will play its home games at Amway Arena.[5][6]


Reference: [7]

East Division

1Orlando Titansxy16115.6880.05–36–2172154+1810.759.62
2Toronto Rockx1697.5622.06–23–5197156+4112.319.75
3Buffalo Banditsx1688.5003.04–44–4169170-110.5610.62
4Boston Blazersx1688.5003.05–33–5161162-110.0610.12
5Rochester Knighthawks1679.4384.04–43–5155181-269.6911.31
6Philadelphia Wings16511.3126.03–52–6168194-2610.5012.12
West Division

1Washington Stealthxyz16115.6880.06–25–3211179+3213.1911.19
2Calgary Roughnecksx16106.6251.05–35–3193169+2412.0610.56
3Edmonton Rushx16106.6251.05–35–3186201-1511.6212.56
4Minnesota Swarmx16511.3126.03–52–6189201-1211.8112.56
5Colorado Mammoth16412.2507.00–84–4167201-3410.4412.56

x: Clinched playoff berth; c: Clinched playoff berth by crossing over to another division; y: Clinched division; z: Clinched best regular season record; GP: Games Played
W: Wins; L: Losses; GBGames back; PCT: Win percentage; Home: Record at Home; Road: Record on the Road; GF: Goals scored; GA: Goals allowed
Differential: Difference between goals scored and allowed; GF/GP: Average number of goals scored per game; GA/GP: Average number of goals allowed per game


Divisional Semifinal Divisional Final Champion's Cup Final
E1 Orlando 12
E4 Boston 11
E1 Orlando 10
Eastern Division
E2 Toronto 15
E2 Toronto 13
E3 Buffalo 11
E2 Toronto 11
W1 Washington 15
W1 Washington 14
W4 Minnesota 10
W1 Washington 12
Western Division
W3 Edmonton 11
W2 Calgary 7
W3 Edmonton 11

Milestones and events[edit]




Award Winner Team
Most Valuable Player Casey Powell[9] Orlando Titans
Goaltender of the Year Matt Vinc[10] Orlando Titans
Defensive Player of the Year Sandy Chapman [10] Toronto Rock
Transition Player of the Year Brodie Merrill[10] Edmonton Rush
Rookie of the Year Stephan LeBlanc [11] Toronto Rock
Sportsmanship Award Shawn Williams[12] Rochester Knighthawks
GM of the Year Derek Keenan[13] Edmonton Rush
Les Bartley Award Derek Keenan
Chris Hall [13]
Edmonton Rush
Washington Stealth
Executive of the Year Award David Takata [12] Washington Stealth
Tom Borrelli Award Paul Tutka [12]  

All-Pro teams[edit]

First Team

Second Team

All-Rookie team[edit]

Weekly awards[edit]

The NLL gives out awards weekly for the best overall player, best offensive player, best transition player, best defensive player, and best rookie.

Month Week Overall Offensive Defensive Transition Rookie
January 1 Josh Sanderson Josh Sanderson Pat O'Toole Paul Rabil Garrett Billings
2 Colin Doyle Colin Doyle Brandon Miller Bobby McBride Ilija Gajic
3 Bob Watson Lewis Ratcliff Bob Watson Paul Rabil Garrett Billings
4 Aaron Bold Jeff Zywicki Greg Peyser Brodie Merrill Brett Mydske
February 5 Blaine Manning Blaine Manning Matt Vinc Peter Morgan Stephan LeBlanc
6 Mike Poulin John Tavares Angus Goodleaf Jay Thorimbert Stephan LeBlanc
7 Callum Crawford Ryan Powell Pat O'Toole Steve Toll Garrett Billings
March 8 Casey Powell Casey Powell Matt Vinc Geoff Snider Alex Gajic
9 Mark Steenhuis Mark Steenhuis Matt King Jeff Shattler Kyle Clancy
10 John Tavares John Tavares Matt Vinc Jordan Hall Alex Gajic
11 Dan Dawson Dan Dawson Anthony Cosmo Jeff Shattler Ryan Hotaling
12 Lewis Ratcliff Lewis Ratcliff Brandon Miller Paul Rabil Alex Gajic
April 13 Stephan LeBlanc Callum Crawford Brandon Atherton Brodie Merrill Stephan LeBlanc
14 Shawn Williams Rhys Duch Matt Roik Jed Prossner Chris Corbeil
15 Dan Dawson Dan Dawson Matt Vinc Geoff Snider Stephan LeBlanc
16 Rhys Duch Rhys Duch Mike Thompson Jordan Hall Kyle Clancy

Monthly awards[edit]

Awards are also given out monthly for the best overall player and best rookie.

Month Overall Rookie
January Bob Watson Garrett Billings
February Matt Vinc Stephan LeBlanc
March John Tavares Alex Gajic
April Brodie Merrill Stephan LeBlanc

Statistics leaders[edit]

Bold numbers indicate new single-season records. Italics indicate tied single-season records.

Stat Player Team Total
Goals Lewis Ratcliff Washington 46
Assists Josh Sanderson Boston 70
Points Josh Sanderson Boston 104
Penalty Minutes Rory Smith Orlando 104
Shots on Goal John Grant, Jr. Rochester 197
Loose Balls Geoff Snider Philadelphia 245
Save Pct Matt Vinc Rochester .810
GAA Mike Poulin Calgary 8.99

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Scott M. Johnson (June 19, 2009). "Can professional lacrosse turn a buck in Everett?". The Herald. Retrieved July 31, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Stealth Move North To Washington". NLL.com. June 17, 2008. Retrieved April 18, 2009.
  3. ^ "LumberJax will move from Portland". Portland Tribune. May 4, 2009. Archived from the original on June 8, 2011. Retrieved May 4, 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Merrill Selected First Overall By Edmonton". NLL.com. July 7, 2009. Archived from the original on July 12, 2009. Retrieved July 7, 2009.
  5. ^ "Titans Move to Orlando to be Made Official". NLL Insider. Archived from the original on September 29, 2009. Retrieved August 10, 2009.
  6. ^ a b "Titans Relocate to Orlando". NLL.com. August 11, 2009. Retrieved October 1, 2009.
  7. ^ "National Lacrosse League - 2010 Regular Season - Standings". NLL.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012.
  8. ^ "George Daniel Appointed Commissioner". NLL.com. June 30, 2009. Retrieved October 21, 2009.
  9. ^ "Casey Powell Named 2010 Reebok MVP". NLL.com. May 13, 2010. Retrieved May 13, 2010.
  10. ^ a b c "Merrill, Chapman, & Vinc Win Yearly Awards". NLL.com. May 12, 2010. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
  11. ^ "Stephan LeBlanc Named NLL Rookie of the Year". TorontoRock.com. May 13, 2010. Archived from the original on January 16, 2011. Retrieved May 13, 2010.
  12. ^ a b c "Stealth's Takata Named Executive of the Year". NLL.com. May 10, 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2010.
  13. ^ a b "Hall & Keenan Share Les Bartley Award". NLL.com. May 11, 2010. Retrieved May 12, 2010.