2018 NLL season
The 2018 National Lacrosse League season, also known as the 2017–18 season, was the 32nd season in NLL history. It began on December 8, 2017, and ending on June 9, 2018, with the Saskatchewan Rush winning their 3rd title in 4 years.
|2018 NLL season|
|League||National Lacrosse League|
|Sport||Indoor lacrosse (box lacrosse)|
|Duration||December 8, 2017 – June 9, 2018|
|Number of games||18|
|Number of teams||9|
|Top seed||Saskatchewan Rush|
|Season MVP||Mark Matthews|
|Top scorer||Mark Matthews|
|Eastern champions||Rochester Knighthawks|
|Eastern runners-up||Georgia Swarm|
|Western champions||Saskatchewan Rush|
|Western runners-up||Calgary Roughnecks|
|Finals MVP||Jeff Shattler|
|1||Georgia Swarm – xy||18||11||7||.611||0.0||6–3||5–4||226||215||+11||12.56||11.94|
|2||Rochester Knighthawks – x||18||10||8||.556||1.0||5–4||5–4||236||210||+26||13.11||11.67|
|3||New England Black Wolves – x||18||9||9||.500||2.0||4–5||5–4||194||242||-48||10.78||13.44|
|1||Saskatchewan Rush – xyz||18||14||4||.778||0.0||6–3||8–1||254||196||+58||14.11||10.89|
|2||Colorado Mammoth – x||18||11||7||.611||3.0||5–4||6–3||214||199||+15||11.89||11.06|
|3||Calgary Roughnecks – x||18||8||10||.444||6.0||5–4||3–6||227||211||+16||12.61||11.72|
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
|Most Valuable Player||Mark Matthews, Saskatchewan||Robert Church, Saskatchewan|
Kevin Crowley, New England
|Goaltender of the Year||Matt Vinc, Rochester||Christian Del Bianco, Calgary|
Dillon Ward, Colorado
|Defensive Player of the Year||Graeme Hossack, Rochester||Robert Hope, Colorado|
Kyle Rubisch, Saskatchewan
|Transition Player of the Year||Joey Cupido, Colorado||Zach Currier, Calgary|
Challen Rogers, Toronto
|Rookie of the Year||Jake Withers, Rochester||Zach Currier, Calgary|
Austin Shanks, Rochester
|Sportsmanship Award||Lyle Thompson, Georgia||Jordan Gilles, Colorado|
John Lafontaine, New England
|GM of the Year||Curt Styres, Rochester||Mike Board, Calgary|
Derek Keenan, Saskatchewan
|Les Bartley Award||Derek Keenan, Saskatchewan||Pat Coyle, Colorado|
Mike Hasen, Rochester
|Executive of the Year Award||Matt Hutchings, Colorado||Andy Arlotta, Georgia|
Al Ryz, Saskatchewan
|Teammate of the Year Award||Craig England, Buffalo||Chris Corbeil, Saskatchewan|
Brandon Miller, Toronto
|Tom Borrelli Award||Stephen Stamp||Jake Elliott|
All-Pro First TeamEdit
- Kevin Crowley, New England Black Wolves
- Mark Matthews, Saskatchewan Rush
- Robert Church, Saskatchewan Rush
- Joey Cupido, Colorado Mammoth
- Graeme Hossack, Rochester Knighthawks
- Matt Vinc, Rochester Knighthawks
All-Pro Second TeamEdit
- Curtis Dickson, Calgary Roughnecks
- Joe Resetarits, Rochester Knighthawks
- Lyle Thompson, Georgia Swarm
- Zach Currier, Calgary Roughnecks
- Kyle Rubisch, Saskatchewan Rush
- Dillon Ward, Colorado Mammoth
- Josh Byrne, Buffalo Bandits
- Zach Currier, Calgary Roughnecks
- Eric Fannell, Rochester Knighthawks
- Austin Shanks, Rochester Knighthawks
- Colton Watkinson, New England Black Wolves
- Jake Withers, Rochester Knighthawks
Stadiums and locationsEdit
|Buffalo Bandits||Georgia Swarm||New England Black Wolves||Rochester Knighthawks||Toronto Rock|
|KeyBank Center||Infinite Energy Arena||Mohegan Sun Arena||Blue Cross Arena||Air Canada Centre|
|Capacity: 19,070||Capacity: 11,355||Capacity: 7,700||Capacity: 11,200||Capacity: 18,819|
|Calgary Roughnecks||Colorado Mammoth||Saskatchewan Rush||Vancouver Stealth|
|Scotiabank Saddledome||Pepsi Center||SaskTel Centre||Langley Events Centre|
|Capacity: 19,289||Capacity: 18,007||Capacity: 15,190||Capacity: 5,276|
NLL drew 762,367 spectators to its regular-season matches during the 2018 season. The average regular-season home attendance for each team is shown in the table below.
- "2017-2018 NATIONAL LACROSSE LEAGUE SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED". NLL.com. September 8, 2017. Retrieved January 28, 2017.
- "NLL Standings". NLL.com. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
- "Goaltender of the Year Announced". NLL.com. July 25, 2018. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
- "Defensive Player of the Year Announced". NLL.com. July 30, 2018. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
- "Transition Player of the Year Announced". NLL.com. July 24, 2018. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
- "Rookie of the Year Announced". NLL.com. July 27, 2018. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
- "General Manager of the Year Announced". NLL.com. August 3, 2018. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
- ""Les Bartley" Coach of the Year Announced". NLL.com. August 2, 2018. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
- "Executive of the Year Announced". NLL.com. August 1, 2018. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
- "Teammate of the Year Announced". NLL.com. July 26, 2018. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
- "Media Person of the Year Announced". NLL.com. July 31, 2018. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
- "League Attendance". Pointstreak. Retrieved September 8, 2018.