NLL Team Capsules

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The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is a professional men's indoor lacrosse league in North America. It currently has 15 teams; 5 in Canada and 10 in the United States. Unlike the Canadian box lacrosse leagues which play in the summer, the NLL plays its games in the winter and spring, from December to June. Each year, the playoff teams battle for the Champion's Cup. A complete summary of NLL teams' performance is below.[1]

Buffalo Bandits Team Capsule[edit]

All Time Record[edit]

Season Division W-L Finish Home Road GF GA Coach Playoffs
1992 National 5-3 2nd 2-2 3-1 161 125 Bob "Buff" McCready*
Les Bartley
Champions
1993 National 8-0 1st 4-0 4-0 143 108 Les Bartley Champions
1994 National 6-2 1st 3-1 3-1 121 99 Les Bartley Lost Championship
1995   3-5 4th 2-2 1-3 109 108 Les Bartley Lost in semifinals
1996   8-2 T-1st 3-2 5-0 172 127 Les Bartley Champions
1997   6-4 3rd 3-2 3-2 158 153 Les Bartley Lost Championship
1998   6-6 4th 4-2 2-4 166 171 Les Wakeling Lost in semifinals
1999   4-8 6th 1-5 3-3 158 177 Les Wakeling Missed playoffs
2000   8-4 2nd 5-1 3-3 202 194 Ted Sawicki Lost in semifinals
2001   8-6 5th 4-3 4-3 248 218 Ted Sawicki Missed playoffs
2002 Central 8-8 4th 4-4 4-4 210 215 Ted Sawicki Missed playoffs
2003 Central 12-4 2nd 8-0 4-4 231 188 Darris Kilgour Lost in semifinals
2004 Eastern 8-8 3rd 4-4 4-4 205 198 Darris Kilgour Lost Championship
2005 Eastern 11-5 2nd 5-3 6-2 217 183 Darris Kilgour Lost in division semifinals
2006 Eastern 11-5 1st 6-2 5-3 193 167 Darris Kilgour Lost Championship
2007 Eastern 10-6 2nd 6-2 4-4 249 194 Darris Kilgour Lost in semifinals
2008 Eastern 10–6 1st 7–2 3–4 203 174 Darris Kilgour Champions
2009 Eastern 10–6 2nd 5–3 5–3 223 170 Darris Kilgour Lost in semifinals
2010 Eastern 8–8 3rd 4–4 4–4 169 170 Darris Kilgour Lost in division semi-finals
2011 Eastern 10–6 1st 4–4 6–2 169 159 Darris Kilgour Lost in semifinals
2012 Eastern 7–9 4th 4–4 3–5 198 204 Darris Kilgour Lost in division semi-finals
2013 Eastern 6–10 4th 2–6 4–4 171 211 Darris Kilgour Missed playoffs
2014 Eastern 8–10 3rd 6–3 2–7 190 200 Troy Cordingley Lost in semifinals
2015 Eastern 11–7 3rd 7–2 4–5 236 208 Troy Cordingley Lost in division semi-finals
2016 Eastern 13–5 1st 8–1 5–4 251 214 Troy Cordingley Lost Championship
2017 Eastern 6–12 5th 3–6 3–6 226 251 Troy Cordingley Missed playoffs
Total 26 seasons 211–155   114–70 97–85 4,938 4,580  
Playoffs 21 appearances 24–19   18–7 6–12 560 524   4 Championships

* Buff McCready only coached the Bandits for the first three games.

Playoff Results[edit]

Season Game Visiting Home
1992 Division Semifinal Boston 16 Buffalo 22
Division Final Buffalo 19 Detroit 16
Championship Buffalo 11 Philadelphia 10 (OT)
1993 Division Final Boston 10 Buffalo 12
Championship Philadelphia 12 Buffalo 13
1994 Division Final Detroit 10 Buffalo 16
Championship Philadelphia 26 Buffalo 15
1995 Semifinals Philadelphia 19 Buffalo 16
1996 Semifinals Rochester 10 Buffalo 18
Championship Philadelphia 10 Buffalo 15
1997 Semifinals New York 10 Buffalo 19
Championship Rochester 15 Buffalo 12
1998 Semifinals Buffalo 12 Philadelphia 17
2000 Semifinals Rochester 15 Buffalo 11
2003 Quarterfinals Calgary 9 Buffalo 16
Semifinals Buffalo 13 Rochester 16
2004 Division Semifinal Buffalo 13 Rochester 9
Division Final Buffalo 19 Toronto 10
Championship Buffalo 11 Calgary 14
2005 Division Semifinal Rochester 17 Buffalo 16
2006 Division Semifinal Buffalo 11 Minnesota 10
Division Final Buffalo 15 Rochester 10
Championship Colorado 16 Buffalo 9
2007 Division Semifinal Minnesota 8 Buffalo 14
Division Final Buffalo 13 Rochester 14 (OT)
2008 Division Semifinal Philadelphia 12 Buffalo 14
Division Final New York 12 Buffalo 19
Championship Portland 13 Buffalo 14
2009 Division Semifinal Boston 8 Buffalo 11
Division Final Buffalo 3 New York 9
2010 Division Semifinal Buffalo 11 Toronto 13
2011 Division Semifinal Boston 10 Buffalo 11
Division Final Buffalo 11 Toronto 12
2012 Division Semifinal Buffalo 6 Toronto 7
2014 Division Semifinal Buffalo 15 Toronto 13
Division Final 1 Rochester 8 Buffalo 12
Division Final 2 Buffalo 8 Rochester 13
Division Final 3 Buffalo 1 Rochester 2
2015 Division Semifinal Buffalo 11 Rochester 14
2016 Division Final 1 Buffalo 15 New England 10
Division Final 2 New England 15 Buffalo 20
Finals 1 Buffalo 9 Saskatchewan 11
Finals 2 Saskatchewan 11 Buffalo 10

Calgary Roughnecks Team Capsule[edit]

All Time Record[edit]

Season Division W-L Finish Home Road GF GA Coach Playoffs
2002 Northern 4-12 T-3 2-6 2-6 224 264 Chris Hall Missed playoffs
2003 Northern 9-7 T-2 6-2 3-5 209 207 Chris Hall Lost in division semifinals
2004 Western 10-6 3rd 4-4 6-2 214 187 Chris Hall Champions
2005 Western 10-6 1st 6-2 4-4 216 208 Chris Hall Lost in semifinals
2006 Western 9-7 3rd 4-4 5-3 183 178 Chris Hall Lost in division semifinals
2007 Western 9-7 2nd 4-4 5-3 219 202 Chris Hall / Jeff Dowling Lost in division semifinals
2008 Western 7–9 3rd 5–3 2–6 183 178 Troy Cordingley Lost in semifinals
2009 Western 12–4 1st 5–3 7–1 206 167 Troy Cordingley Champions
2010 Western 10–6 2nd 5–3 5–3 193 169 Dave Pym Lost in division semifinals
2011 Western 11–5 1st 6–2 5–3 198 181 Dave Pym Lost in semifinals
2012 Western 12–4 1st 5–3 7–1 216 170 Dave Pym Lost in division semifinals
2013 Western 9–7 1st 3–5 6–2 222 211 Curt Malawsky Lost in semifinals
2014 Western 12–6 2nd 6–3 6–3 237 215 Curt Malawsky Lost in championship
2015 Western 7–11 3rd 4–5 3–6 212 217 Curt Malawsky Lost in semifinals
2016 Western 8–10 3rd 5–4 3–6 216 216 Curt Malawsky Lost in semifinals
2017 Western 8–10 4th 5–4 3–6 212 220 Curt Malawsky Missed playoffs
Total 16 seasons 147–117   75–57 72–60 3,360 3,190    
Playoff Totals 14 appearances 16–16   10–8 6–8 349 338   2 Championships

Playoff Results[edit]

Season Game Visiting Home
2003 Quarterfinals Calgary 9 Buffalo 16
2004 Division Semifinal Calgary 15 San Jose 14
Division Final Calgary 13 Colorado 11
Championship Buffalo 11 Calgary 14
2005 Division Final Arizona 19 Calgary 15
2006 Division Semifinal Calgary 17 Colorado 18
2007 Division Semifinal Arizona 13 Calgary 9
2008 Division Semifinal Calgary 15 Colorado 13
Division Final Portland 16 Calgary 12
2009 Division Semifinal Colorado 8 Calgary 15
Division Final San Jose 5 Calgary 17
Championship New York 10 Calgary 12
2010 Division Semifinal Edmonton 11 Calgary 7
2011 Division Semifinal Colorado 6 Calgary 10
Division Final Washington 10 Calgary 8
2012 Division Semifinal Edmonton 19 Calgary 11
2013 Division Semifinal Colorado 10 Calgary 15
Division Final Washington 14 Calgary 13
2014 Division Semifinal Colorado 15 Calgary 16 (OT)
Division Final (Game 1) Edmonton 11 Calgary 12 (OT)
Division Final (Game 2) Calgary 13 Edmonton 15
Division Final (Mini-game) Calgary 2 Edmonton 1
Championship (Game 1) Rochester 7 Calgary 10
Championship (Game 2) Calgary 10 Rochester 16
Championship (Mini-game) Calgary 2 Rochester 3
2015 Division Semifinal Colorado 6 Calgary 11
Division Final (Game 1) Calgary 6 Edmonton 10
Division Final (Game 2) Edmonton 9 Calgary 12
Division Final (Mini-game) Edmonton 4 Calgary 1
2016 Division Semifinal Calgary 11(OT) Colorado 10
Division Final (Game 1) Saskatchewan 16 Calgary 10
Division Final (Game 2) Calgary 9 Saskatchewan 12

Colorado Mammoth Team Capsule[edit]

All Time Record[edit]

Season Division W-L Finish Home Road GF GA Coach Playoffs
2003 Eastern 9-7 1st 6-2 3-5 226 223 Rod Jensen,
Jamie Batley
Lost in semifinals
2004 Western 13-3 1st 7-1 6-2 223 173 Jamie Batley Lost in division finals
2005 Western 8-8 3rd 5-3 3-5 201 182 Jamie Batley Lost in division semifinals
2006 Western 10-6 2nd 6-2 4-4 200 172 Gary Gait Won Championship
2007 Western 12-4 1st 7-1 5-3 209 179 Gary Gait Lost in division semifinals
Total 5 seasons 52-28   31-9 21-19 1059 929    
Playoff Totals   4-4   3-2 1-2 111 109    

Playoff Results[edit]

Season Game Visiting Home
2003 Quarterfinals Vancouver 12 Colorado 15
Semifinals Colorado 11 Toronto 15
2004 Division Finals Calgary 13 Colorado 11
2005 Division Semifinals Colorado 13 Arizona 16
2006 Division Semifinals Calgary 17 Colorado 18
Division Finals Arizona 12 Colorado 13
Championship Colorado 16 Buffalo 9
2007 Division Semifinals San Jose 15 Colorado 14 (OT)

Edmonton Rush Team Capsule[edit]

All Time Record[edit]

Season Division W-L Finish Home Road GF GA Coach Playoffs
2006 Western 1-15 6th 0-8 1-7 150 202 Paul Day Missed playoffs
2007 Western 6-10 5th 4-4 2-6 160 189 Paul Day Missed playoffs
Total 2 seasons 7-25   4-12 3-13 310 391    
Playoff Totals   0-0   0-0 0-0 0 0    

Minnesota Swarm Team Capsule[edit]

All Time Record[edit]

Season Division W-L Finish Home Road GF GA Coach Playoffs
2005 Eastern 5-11 5th 2-6 3-5 188 231 Mike Simpson Missed playoffs
2006 Eastern 8-8 4th 3-5 5-3 158 171 Adam Mueller Lost in division semifinals
2007 Eastern 9-7 3rd 4-4 5-3 200 207 Duane Jacobs Lost in division semifinals
Total 3 seasons 22-26   9-15 13-11 546 609    
Playoff Totals   0-2   0-0 0-2 18 25    

Playoff Results[edit]

Season Game Visiting Home
2006 Division Semifinal Minnesota 10 Buffalo 11
2007 Division Semifinal Minnesota 8 Buffalo 14

Philadelphia Wings Team Capsule[edit]

All Time Record[edit]

Season Division W-L Finish Home Road GF GA Coach Playoffs
1987   3-3 2nd 2-1 1-2 86 82 Steve Wey Lost in semifinals
1988   3-5 3rd 2-2 1-3 97 90 Steve Wey Lost in semifinals
1989   6-2 1st 4-0 2-2 122 96 Dave Evans Won Championship
1990   6-2 2nd 3-1 3-1 89 82 Dave Evans Won Championship
1991 American 5-5 3rd 3-2 2-3 129 131 Dave Evans Missed playoffs
1992 American 3-5 2nd 1-3 2-2 106 109 Dave Evans Lost Championship
1993 American 7-1 1st 4-0 3-1 121 86 Dave Evans Lost Championship
1994 American 6-2 1st 4-0 2-2 127 89 Mike French Won Championship
1995   7-1 1st 4-0 3-1 115 94 Tony Resch Won Championship
1996   8-2 T-1st 4-1 4-1 165 114 Tony Resch Lost Championship
1997   7-3 1st 3-2 4-1 137 115 Tony Resch Lost in semifinals
1998   9-3 1st 3-3 6-0 166 148 Tony Resch Won Championship
1999   5-7 4th 4-2 1-5 153 153 Tony Resch Lost in semifinals
2000   7-5 4th 4-2 3-3 172 165 Tony Resch Lost in semifinals
2001   10-4 2nd 6-1 4-3 205 177 Tony Resch Won Championship
2002 Eastern 8-8 2nd 6-2 2-6 222 237 Adam Mueller Lost in Quarterfinals
2003 Eastern 8-8 2nd 6-2 2-6 203 209 Adam Mueller Missed playoffs
2004 Eastern 7-9 4th 3-5 4-4 192 198 Adam Mueller Missed playoffs
2005 Eastern 6-10 4th 3-5 3-5 213 218 Lindsay Sanderson Missed playoffs
2006 Eastern 8-8 5th 5-3 3-5 184 184 Lindsay Sanderson Missed playoffs
2007 Eastern 6-10 6th 4-4 2-6 178 186 Lindsay Sanderson Missed playoffs
Total 21 seasons 135-103   78-41 57-62 3,182 2,963    
Playoff Totals   16-9   10-4 6-5 327 292    

Playoff Results[edit]

Season Game Visiting Home
1987 Semifinals Washington 20 Philadelphia 15
1988 Semifinals Philadelphia 10 New Jersey 12
1989 Championship New York 10 Philadelphia 11
1990 Semifinals New York 8 Philadelphia 9
Championship Philadelphia 17 New England 7
1992 Division Semifinal Baltimore 12 Philadelphia 14
Division Final Philadelphia 8 New York 6
Championship Buffalo 11 Philadelphia 10 (OT)
1993 Division Final New York 9 Philadelphia 17
Championship Philadelphia 12 Buffalo 13
1994 Division Final New York 7 Philadelphia 17
Championship Philadelphia 26 Buffalo 15
1995 Semifinals Philadelphia 19 Buffalo 16
Championship Rochester 14 Philadelphia 15 OT
1996 Semifinals Boston 8 Philadelphia 10
Championship Philadelphia 10 Buffalo 15
1997 Semifinals Rochester 15 Philadelphia 13
1998 Semifinals Buffalo 12 Philadelphia 17
Championship (Game 1) Baltimore 12 Philadelphia 16
Championship (Game 2) Philadelphia 17 Baltimore 12
1999 Semifinals Philadelphia 2 Toronto 13
2000 Semifinals Philadelphia 10 Toronto 14
2001 Semifinals Rochester 11 Philadelphia 12
Championships Philadelphia 9 Toronto 8
2002 Quarterfinals Washington 12 Philadelphia 11

Rochester Knighthawks Team Capsule[edit]

All Time record[edit]

Season Division W-L Finish Home Road GF GA Head Coach Playoffs
1995   4-4 3rd 3-1 1-3 97 94 Barry Powless Lost Championship
1996   6-4 4th 4-1 2-3 148 137 Barry Powless Lost in semifinals
1997   5-5 4th 2-3 3-2 156 136 Barry Powless Won Championship
1998   6-6 3rd 3-3 3-3 168 159 Paul Day Lost in semifinals
1999   8-4 3rd 4-2 4-2 169 160 Paul Day Lost Championship
2000   8-4 3rd 5-1 3-3 187 149 Paul Day Lost Championship
2001   10-4 3rd 6-1 4-3 198 159 Paul Day Lost in semifinals
2002 Central 13-3 2nd 8-0 5-3 261 202 Paul Day Lost in semifinals
2003 Central 12-4 1st 6-2 6-2 214 173 Paul Day Lost Championship
2004 Eastern 8-8 2nd 6-2 2-6 173 186 Paul Day Lost in Division semifinals
2005 Eastern 10-6 3rd 5-3 5-3 193 179 Paul Day Lost in Division finals
2006 Eastern 9-7 2nd 6-2 3-5 196 180 Ed Comeau Lost in Division finals
2007 Eastern 14-2 1st 8-0 6-2 249 194 Ed Comeau Won Championship
Total 13 seasons 113-61   66-21 47-40 2,409 2,108    
Playoff Totals   12-11   5-3 7-8 284 282    

Playoff Results[edit]

Season Game Visiting Home
1995 Semifinals Buffalo 8 Rochester 10
Championship Rochester 14 Philadelphia 15 (OT)
1996 Semifinals Rochester 10 Buffalo 18
1997 Semifinals Rochester 15 Philadelphia 13
Championship Rochester 15 Buffalo 12
1998 Semifinals Rochester 14 Baltimore 15
1999 Semifinals Rochester 14 Baltimore 12
Championship Rochester 10 Toronto 13
2000 Semifinals Rochester 15 Buffalo 11
Championship Rochester 13 Toronto 14
2001 Semifinals Rochester 11 Philadelphia 12
2002 Quarterfinals Vancouver 10 Rochester 11
Semifinals Rochester 10 Albany 14
2003 Semifinals Buffalo 13 Rochester 16
Championship Toronto 8 Rochester 6
2004 Division Semifinals Buffalo 13 Rochester 9
2005 Division Semifinals Rochester 17 Buffalo 16
Division Finals Rochester 10 Toronto 12
2006 Division Semifinals Rochester 16 Toronto 8
Division Finals Buffalo 15 Rochester 10
2007 Division Semifinals Toronto 6 Rochester 10
Division Finals Buffalo 13 Rochester 14 (OT)
Championship* Rochester 13 Arizona 11

* The Knighthawks had the overall top seed in the playoffs, but were unable to host the Championship game due to a scheduling conflict at the Blue Cross Arena..[2]

Toronto Rock Team Capsule[edit]

All Time Record[edit]

Season Division W-L Finish Home Road GF GA coach Playoffs
1999   9-3 1st 6-0 3-3 157 139 Les Bartley Won Championship
2000   9-3 1st 5-1 4-2 162 130 Les Bartley Won Championship
2001   11-3 1st 6-1 5-2 168 125 Les Bartley Lost Championship
2002 Northern 11-5 1st 8-0 3-5 223 176 Les Bartley Won Championship
2003 Northern 11-5 1st 6-2 5-3 195 164 Les Bartley Won Championship
2004 Eastern 10-6 1st 5-3 5-3 202 176 Ed Comeau (interim),
Terry Sanderson
Lost in division finals
2005 Eastern 12-4 1st 6-2 6-2 227 190 Terry Sanderson Won Championship
2006 Eastern 8-8 3rd 5-3 3-5 182 179 Terry Sanderson Lost in division semifinals
2007 Eastern 6-10 4th 3-5 3-5 187 183 Glenn Clark Lost in division semifinals
Total 9 seasons 87-47   50-19 39-30 1,703 1,462    
Playoff Totals   11-4   9-3 2-1 175 161    

Playoff Results[edit]

Season Game Visiting Home
1999 Semifinals Philadelphia 2 Toronto 13
Championship Rochester 10 Toronto 13
2000 Semifinals Philadelphia 10 Toronto 14
Championships Rochester 13 Toronto 14
2001 Semifinals Washington 9 Toronto 10
Championship Philadelphia 9 Toronto 8
2002 Semifinals Washington 11 Toronto 12
Championship Toronto 13 Albany 12
2003 Semifinals Colorado 11 Toronto 15
Championship Toronto 8 Rochester 6
2004 Division Finals Buffalo 19 Toronto 10
2005 Division Finals Rochester 10 Toronto 12
Championship Arizona 13 Toronto 19
2006 Division Semifinals Toronto 8 Rochester 16
2007 Division Semifinals Toronto 6 Rochester 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Complete History of the NLL". National League Lacrosse. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  2. ^ "Arizona To Host Championship Game". NLL.com. April 30, 2007. Archived from the original on April 16, 2008. Retrieved 2007-04-30.