2010 NLL season
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.
|2010 NLL season|
|League||National Lacrosse League|
|Duration||January 2010 – May 2010|
|Number of games||16|
|Number of teams||11|
|Season MVP||Casey Powell|
|Top scorer||Josh Sanderson|
|Eastern champions||Toronto Rock|
|Eastern runners-up||Orlando Titans|
|Western champions||Washington Stealth|
|Western runners-up||Edmonton Rush|
|Finals champions||Washington Stealth|
|Finals MVP||Lewis Ratcliff|
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  will play at the Comcast Arena. In addition it was announced on May 4, 2009 that after four seasons in Portland, the Lumberjax would no longer operate in that city and on July 7, 2009 the NLL held a dispersal draft for the Lumberjax players.
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.
|1||Orlando Titans – xy||16||11||5||.688||0.0||5–3||6–2||172||154||+18||10.75||9.62|
|2||Toronto Rock – x||16||9||7||.562||2.0||6–2||3–5||197||156||+41||12.31||9.75|
|3||Buffalo Bandits – x||16||8||8||.500||3.0||4–4||4–4||169||170||-1||10.56||10.62|
|4||Boston Blazers – x||16||8||8||.500||3.0||5–3||3–5||161||162||-1||10.06||10.12|
|1||Washington Stealth – xyz||16||11||5||.688||0.0||6–2||5–3||211||179||+32||13.19||11.19|
|2||Calgary Roughnecks – x||16||10||6||.625||1.0||5–3||5–3||193||169||+24||12.06||10.56|
|3||Edmonton Rush – x||16||10||6||.625||1.0||5–3||5–3||186||201||-15||11.62||12.56|
|4||Minnesota Swarm – x||16||5||11||.312||6.0||3–5||2–6||189||201||-12||11.81||12.56|
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; GB: Games 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|
Milestones and eventsEdit
- June 17, 2009: The NLL announced that the San Jose Stealth would be relocating to Everett, Washington, playing at the Comcast Arena.
- June 30, 2009: The NLL announced that George Daniel had been named as Commissioner. Daniel had been Interim Commissioner since Jim Jennings' resignation in January.
- July 7, 2009: A dispersal draft was held for Portland Lumberjax players making the team officially defunct.
- August 10, 2009: The NLL announced that the New York Titans would be moving to Orlando, Florida, becoming the Orlando Titans.
|Most Valuable Player||Casey Powell ||Orlando Titans|
|Goaltender of the Year||Matt Vinc ||Orlando Titans|
|Defensive Player of the Year||Sandy Chapman ||Toronto Rock|
|Transition Player of the Year||Brodie Merrill ||Edmonton Rush|
|Rookie of the Year||Stephan LeBlanc ||Toronto Rock|
|Sportsmanship Award||Shawn Williams ||Rochester Knighthawks|
|GM of the Year||Derek Keenan ||Edmonton Rush|
|Les Bartley Award||Derek Keenan
Chris Hall 
|Executive of the Year Award||David Takata ||Washington Stealth|
|Tom Borrelli Award||Paul Tutka |
- Casey Powell, Orlando
- Josh Sanderson, Calgary
- Dan Dawson, Boston
- Brodie Merrill, Edmonton
- Sandy Chapman, Toronto
- Matt Vinc, Orlando
- Colin Doyle, Toronto
- Lewis Ratcliff, Washington
- Rhys Duch, Washington
- Jordan Hall, Orlando
- John Orsen, Orlando
- Anthony Cosmo, Boston
- Stephan Leblanc, Toronto
- Garrett Billings, Toronto
- Alex Gajic, Colorado
- Curtis Manning, Calgary
- Matt Beers, Washington
- Chris Corbeil, Buffalo
The NLL gives out awards weekly for the best overall player, best offensive player, best transition player, best defensive player, and best 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|
Awards are also given out monthly for the best overall player and best rookie.
|January||Bob Watson||Garrett Billings|
|February||Matt Vinc||Stephan LeBlanc|
|March||John Tavares||Alex Gajic|
|April||Brodie Merrill||Stephan LeBlanc|
Bold numbers indicate new single-season records. Italics indicate tied single-season records.
|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|
- Scott M. Johnson (June 19, 2009). "Can professional lacrosse turn a buck in Everett?". The Herald. Retrieved July 31, 2009.
- "Stealth Move North To Washington". NLL.com. June 17, 2008. Retrieved April 18, 2009.
- "LumberJax will move from Portland". Portland Tribune. May 4, 2009. Archived from the original on August 18, 2011. Retrieved May 4, 2009.
- "Merrill Selected First Overall By Edmonton". NLL.com. July 7, 2009. Archived from the original on July 12, 2009. Retrieved July 7, 2009.
- "Titans Move to Orlando to be Made Official". NLL Insider. Archived from the original on September 29, 2009. Retrieved August 10, 2009.
- "Titans Relocate to Orlando". NLL.com. August 11, 2009. Retrieved October 1, 2009.
- "National Lacrosse League - 2010 Regular Season - Standings". NLL.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012.
- "George Daniel Appointed Commissioner". NLL.com. June 30, 2009. Retrieved October 21, 2009.
- "Casey Powell Named 2010 Reebok MVP". NLL.com. May 13, 2010. Retrieved May 13, 2010.
- "Merrill, Chapman, & Vinc Win Yearly Awards". NLL.com. May 12, 2010. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
- "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.
- "Stealth's Takata Named Executive of the Year". NLL.com. May 10, 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2010.
- "Hall & Keenan Share Les Bartley Award". NLL.com. May 11, 2010. Retrieved May 12, 2010.