Editor’s Note: Trilogy Lacrosse, a Lacrosse All Stars partner, released a new series titled “Trilogy Lacrosse Theatre” to take a look back at memorable lacrosse moments caught on film that feature different members of the Trilogy crew. Beware, Episode 8 features one of the most terrifying lacrosse players to ever step foot in a box, Dan Dawson.
Who is Dan Dawson?
If you thought last week’s guests were scary, we highly recommend avoiding stepping indoors with Dangerous Dan Dawson. At 38 years old, Dawson is one of the elder statesmen of professional lacrosse still strapping it up for war each weekend. Although the season was cut short due to the coronavirus, Dawson just signed a two-year deal to latch him to his hometown team of the Toronto Rock in 2020.
In 2019, Dawson appearing in all 18 games with San Diego, collecting 29 goals, 59 assists and 88 points in his 19th season. Now in year 20, and with a new team, he still managed to rack up 17 goals in the 10 games he got in 2020. Dawson has used his 6’6” frame to power his way to become one of the greatest scorers the NLL has ever seen.
- NLL 2000 – Present
- 3x NLL Champion (2013, 2014, 2018)
- 7x NLL All-Pro
- NLL MVP (2009)
- NLL Finals MVP (2014)
- 2nd NLL all-time games played (297)
- 5th NLL all-time goals (526)
- 3rd NLL all-time assists (910)
- 3rd NLL all-time points (1446)
- 8x MSL Champion (2002, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016)
- 2x WLA Champion (2005, 2006)
- 5x Mann Cup Champion (2002, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016)
- 3x Gold Medalist – Team Canada Indoor (2007, 2011, 2015)
- 1x Silver Medalist – Team Canada Field (2010)
What’s on the Tube?
One of the few American’s to hold a job in the NLL, Mitch Belisle is only a novice when it comes to the knowledge and expertise of Canadian lacrosse legend Dan Dawson. Although they shared the floor many times over their careers, it’s been since the Boston Blazers final days in 2011 that they shared a bench.
If you want to get involved with box lacrosse in any capacity, Dan Dawson has a wealth of information that will grow the skill set of any lacrosse mind.
From awkward school visits to unlikely championships, Dawson will bring a smile to your face.
Dan Dawson is TERRIFYING in Box Lacrosse
The full episode tops 35 minutes on the Trilogy YouTube page. Here’s a few “highlights” of the highlights to see if the water is right for you.
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