National Lacrosse League MVP Award

The National Lacrosse League Most Valuable Player Award is given annually to the NLL player who is considered to have contributed most to his team's success. The award winners are chosen by a vote of the league's coaches, general managers, and executives.

In 2006, the award was known as the "JetBlue National Lacrosse League MVP Award" and in 2007, it was known as the "Dodge Nitro National Lacrosse League MVP Award".

Past winnersEdit

Season Winner Team Win # Other finalists
2020 Shayne Jackson[1] Georgia Swarm 1 Callum Crawford, New England Black Wolves
Rob Hellyer, Toronto Rock
2019 Dane Dobbie Calgary Roughnecks 1 Lyle Thompson, Georgia Swarm
Matt Vinc, Buffalo Bandits
2018 Mark Matthews Saskatchewan Rush 1 Robert Church, Saskatchewan Rush
Kevin Crowley, New England Black Wolves
2017 Lyle Thompson[2] Georgia Swarm 1 Corey Small, Vancouver Stealth
Mark Matthews, Saskatchewan Rush
2016 Dhane Smith[3] Buffalo Bandits 1 Shawn Evans, New England Black Wolves
Mark Matthews, Saskatchewan Rush
2015 Shawn Evans[4] Calgary Roughnecks 2 Mark Matthews, Edmonton Rush
Ryan Benesch, Buffalo Bandits
2014 Cody Jamieson[5] Rochester Knighthawks 1 Garrett Billings, Toronto Rock
Matt Vinc, Rochester Knighthawks
2013 Shawn Evans[6] Calgary Roughnecks 1  
2012 John Grant, Jr. [7] Colorado Mammoth 2  
2011 Jeff Shattler [8] Calgary Roughnecks 1  
2010 Casey Powell [9] Orlando Titans 1  
2009 Dan Dawson [10] Boston Blazers 1  
2008 Athan Iannucci[11] Philadelphia Wings 1  
2007 John Grant, Jr. Rochester Knighthawks 1  
2006 Steve Dietrich[12] Buffalo Bandits 1  
2005 Colin Doyle Toronto Rock 1  
2004 Jim Veltman Toronto Rock 1  
2003 Gary Gait Colorado Mammoth 6  
2002 Paul Gait Washington Power 1  
2001 John Tavares Buffalo Bandits 3  
2000 John Tavares Buffalo Bandits 2  
1999 Gary Gait Baltimore Thunder 5  
1998 Gary Gait Baltimore Thunder 4  
1997 Gary Gait Philadelphia Wings 3  
1996 Gary Gait Philadelphia Wings 2  
1995 Gary Gait Philadelphia Wings 1  
1994 John Tavares Buffalo Bandits 1  

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "NLL announces 2019-20 NLL award winners". NLL.com. June 30, 2020. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  2. ^ "NLL Awards: Lyle Thompson Follows Up Champions Cup MVP With Regular Season Award". IL Indoor. June 28, 2017. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  3. ^ "2016 NLL Season Awards & Hall of Fame Ceremony". NLL.com. September 27, 2015. Retrieved September 28, 2016.
  4. ^ "2015 NLL Season Awards & Hall Of Fame Ceremony". NLL.com. September 29, 2015. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
  5. ^ "League announces 2014 Season Award winners". NLL.com. September 21, 2014. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  6. ^ "Calgary's Evans wins 2013 NLL MVP award presented by Reebok". NLL.com. May 9, 2013. Retrieved May 15, 2013.
  7. ^ "John Grant Jr. wins Most Valuable Player Award, presented by Reebok Lacrosse". NLL.com. 2012-05-03. Retrieved 2012-05-03.
  8. ^ "Shattler Wins Most Valuable Player Award". NLL.com. 2011-05-12. Retrieved 2011-05-12.
  9. ^ "Casey Powell Named 2010 Reebok MVP". NLL.com. May 13, 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-13.
  10. ^ "Dan Dawson Wins Most Valuable Player Award". NLL.com. May 15, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-19.
  11. ^ "Athan Iannucci Wins Reebok MVP Award". NLL.com. May 15, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
  12. ^ "Dietrich Wins 2006 Jet Blue MVP Award". NLL.com. May 11, 2006. Retrieved 2006-05-11.