Anthony Cosmo (lacrosse)

Anthony Cosmo (born October 6, 1977) is a former professional lacrosse goaltender in the National Lacrosse League. Cosmo is a three-time NLL All-Star, and was named NLL Goaltender of the Year in 2007. Cosmo also plays for the Brampton Excelsiors (MSL)[1] Major Series Lacrosse Senior A Men's league.

Anthony Cosmo
Born (1977-10-06) October 6, 1977 (age 43)
Mississauga, Ontario
NationalityCanada
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight205 pounds (93 kg)
ShootsLeft
PositionGoaltender
NLL draft15th overall, 1998
Rochester Knighthawks
NLL teamsBoston Blazers
San Jose Stealth
Toronto Rock
Buffalo Bandits
MSL teamBrampton Excelsiors (MSL)
Pro career20012017
NicknameCoz

Cosmo began his lacrosse career with the Junior A Mississauga Tomahawks of the Ontario Lacrosse Association. He then went on to play for the Burnaby Lakers of the BC Junior A Lacrosse League. In 1998, playing with fellow stars Cam Sedgwick and Kaleb Toth, Cosmo and the Lakers won the Minto Cup.

Cosmo then went on to play for the Victoria Shamrocks of the Western Lacrosse Association. On September 16, 2005, the Shamrocks won their 8th Mann Cup, and he was named the series' Most Valuable Player.

National Lacrosse League careerEdit

In 2001, he made his NLL debut with the Toronto Rock, where he played for four seasons as a backup goaltender. On July 27, 2004, Cosmo was traded to San Jose in a six-player blockbuster trade.[2] He continued to succeed as a starter for the Stealth, and was selected as the starting goaltender for the Western Division in both the 2005 and 2006 National Lacrosse League All-Star Game.

In 2009 Cosmo finished 5th in the league with a 12.28 goals against average (GAA). During 2006, Cosmo's 10.38 GAA was the third best in the league, and his save percentage was 6th best in the league. 2007 was Cosmo's best career season, leading the league in both GAA (10.22) and save percentage (.792). For his performance, Cosmo was named the Progressive Goaltender of the Year award for the 2007 season.[3]

Cosmo was traded to the Chicago Shamrox for Matt Roik and two first-round draft picks.[4] However, shortly before the 2009 season began, the Shamrox suspended operations, and a dispersal draft was held. Cosmo was selected first overall by the expansion Boston Blazers.[5] During the 2009 NLL season, he was named a reserve to the All-Star game.[6]

After three seasons, the Boston Blazers announced that they would not be participating in the 2012 NLL season, and a dispersal draft was held. Cosmo was selected third overall by the Minnesota Swarm.[7] Cosmo never reported to the Swarm, and five games into the 2012 season he was traded to the Buffalo Bandits for two first-round draft picks.[8]

StatisticsEdit

NLLEdit

Reference:[9]

Anthony Cosmo Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team GP Min W L GA GAA Sv Sv % GP Min W L GA GAA Sv Sv %

2001 Toronto Rock 5 132:10 1 1 19 8.63 69 0.784 1 0:00 0 0 0 0.00 0 0.000
2002 Toronto Rock 16 255:33 2 2 45 10.57 170 0.791 2 0:00 0 0 0 0.00 0 0.000
2003 Toronto Rock 16 359:12 5 1 61 10.19 226 0.787 2 0:00 0 0 0 0.00 0 0.000
2004 Toronto Rock 16 392:26 5 1 68 10.40 222 0.766 1 37:23 0 1 11 17.65 18 0.621
2005 San Jose Stealth 15 698:45 3 9 143 12.28 427 0.749
2006 San Jose Stealth 13 688:05 5 7 119 10.38 420 0.779
2007 San Jose Stealth 15 810:00 8 5 138 10.22 524 0.792 2 106:39 1 1 20 11.25 63 0.759
2008 San Jose Stealth 16 824:56 7 6 147 10.69 571 0.795 1 60:00 0 1 18 18.00 40 0.690
2009 Boston Blazers 15 0:00 0 0 0 0.00 0 0.000 1 59:59 0 1 10 10.00 35 0.778
2010 Boston Blazers 15 890:18 7 6 141 9.50 559 0.799 1 60:00 0 1 12 12.00 37 0.755
2011 Boston Blazers 16 913:08 8 7 147 9.66 484 0.767 1 60:00 0 1 11 11.00 29 0.725
2012 Buffalo Bandits 9 382:02 3 3 79 12.41 249 0.759 1 60:00 0 1 7 7.00 48 0.873
2013 Buffalo Bandits 14 628:21 4 4 140 13.37 423 0.751
2014 Buffalo Bandits 18 1,063:36 8 9 191 10.77 752 0.797 3 180:00 2 1 34 11.33 107 0.759
2015 Buffalo Bandits 17 1,013:41 10 7 191 11.31 681 0.781 1 59:29 0 1 14 14.12 41 0.745
2016 Buffalo Bandits 15 711:00 8 2 139 11.73 501 0.783 4 240:00 2 2 47 11.75 164 0.777
2017 Buffalo Bandits 14 583:01 5 6 132 13.58 437 0.768
245 10,346:14 89 76 1,900 11.02 6,715 0.779 21 923:30 5 11 184 11.95 582 0.760
Career Total: 266 11,269:44 94 87 2,084 11.10 7,297 0.778

GP–Games played;Min–Minutes played;W–Wins;L–Losses;GA–Goals against;GAAGoals against average;Sv–Number of saves;Sv %Save percentage;

AwardsEdit

Preceded by
Steve Dietrich
NLL Goaltender of the Year
2007
Succeeded by
Bob Watson
Preceded by
unknown
Mississauga's Pro Athlete of the Year
2008
Succeeded by
incumbent

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brampton Excelsiors 2007". June 18, 2007. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-18.
  2. ^ "Sandersons reunited in Toronto after blockbuster trade". Outsider's Guide to the NLL. July 28, 2004. Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-27.
  3. ^ "Cosmo Wins Progressive Goalie of the Year". NLL.com. May 2, 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-02.
  4. ^ "San Jose Deals Cosmo to Chicago". NLL.com. August 29, 2008. Archived from the original on 9 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-29.
  5. ^ "Cosmo Selected First Overall By Boston". NLL.com. December 12, 2008. Archived from the original on April 17, 2009. Retrieved 2008-12-13.
  6. ^ "All-Star reserves announced". NLL.com. February 19, 2009. Archived from the original on 21 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-05.
  7. ^ "Philadelphia acquires Dan Dawson". NLL.com. September 6, 2011. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-27.
  8. ^ "Bandits acquire Cosmo from Minnesota". Buffalo Bandits web site. February 17, 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-07-30. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
  9. ^ "Player National Lacrosse League". NLL.com. Retrieved March 9, 2020.

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