Les Bartley Award (Toronto Rock)

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The Les Bartley Award is an award given annually by the Toronto Rock lacrosse team. The award was established during the 2007 season, and is named in honour of the late Les Bartley, the former GM, head coach, and vice president of the Toronto Rock during their reign as one of the top teams in the National Lacrosse League from 1999 to 2005. The award is given to "the Rock player that best exemplifies Les' emphasis on the importance of character and commitment to the team".[1] The inaugural winner was team captain Jim Veltman.

This award is not to be confused with the similarly named Les Bartley Award, given by the NLL to its Coach of the Year.

Past winners[edit]

Season Winner
2007 Jim Veltman
2008 Bob Watson
2009 Chris Driscoll
2010 Sandy Chapman
2011 Bob Watson
2012 Patrick "Paddy" Campbell
2013 Patrick Merrill
2014[2] Josh Sanderson
2017 Billy Hostrawser[3]
2019 Damon Edwards[4]


  1. ^ "Rock Establish Award in Bartley's Honor". NLL.com. March 29, 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-14.
  2. ^ "2014 Les Bartley award". Toronto Rock website. Retrieved May 8, 2014.
  3. ^ "Rock offense goes quiet in 13-8 loss to Buffalo". Toronto Rock website. April 14, 2017. Retrieved April 15, 2017.
  4. ^ "Watch: Les Bartley Award". Toronto Rock website. April 17, 2019. Retrieved November 1, 2019.