Pat Coyle (lacrosse)

Pat Coyle (born September 17, 1969 in Orangeville, Ontario) is a retired lacrosse player. In his National Lacrosse League career, Coyle played for the Detroit Turbos, the Ontario Raiders, the Toronto Rock, and the Colorado Mammoth. Coyle was named Defensive Player of the Year in 2002, and won five NLL Championships; four with the Toronto Rock and one with the Colorado Mammoth. He has been the head coach of the Colorado Mammoth since 2017.

Pat Coyle
Born (1969-09-17) September 17, 1969 (age 51)
Orangeville, ON, CAN
NationalityCanada
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight220 pounds (100 kg)
ShootsLeft
PositionDefense
NLL teamsColorado Mammoth
Vancouver Ravens
Toronto Rock
Ontario Raiders
Detroit Turbos
Pro career19942008
NicknameKing

Professional careerEdit

In 1994, Coyle played with the Detroit Turbos of the MILL, but was suspended indefinitely from the MILL for striking a referee.[1] When the MILL became the NLL in 1998, it was decided that the suspension did not apply to the new league, and Coyle was signed by the Ontario Raiders.[1] The Raiders became the Toronto Rock the next season, and Coyle went on to win four championships with the Rock before being traded to the Vancouver Ravens after the 2004 season.[2] However, just weeks before the 2005 season began, the league announced that the Ravens would not play in 2005, and Coyle immediately became a free agent. He was signed by the Colorado Mammoth, where he won his fifth championship in 2006.[3]

During the 2008 season, Coyle announced that he would be retiring after the season.[1] He was named to the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2017. [4]

StatisticsEdit

NLLEdit

Reference:[5]

Pat Coyle Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts LB PIM Pts/GP LB/GP PIM/GP GP G A Pts LB PIM Pts/GP LB/GP PIM/GP

1994 Detroit Turbos 6 3 3 6 23 25 1.00 3.83 4.17 1 0 0 0 7 19 0.00 7.00 19.00
1998 Ontario Raiders 8 0 8 8 51 48 1.00 6.38 6.00
1999 Toronto Rock 11 6 5 11 82 43 1.00 7.45 3.91 2 1 1 2 15 16 1.00 7.50 8.00
2000 Toronto Rock 10 3 7 10 66 39 1.00 6.60 3.90 2 0 1 1 11 18 0.50 5.50 9.00
2001 Toronto Rock 14 4 10 14 104 65 1.00 7.43 4.64 2 0 1 1 15 9 0.50 7.50 4.50
2002 Toronto Rock 15 4 12 16 109 60 1.07 7.27 4.00 2 0 1 1 25 4 0.50 12.50 2.00
2003 Toronto Rock 16 2 10 12 99 31 0.75 6.19 1.94 2 1 2 3 6 10 1.50 3.00 5.00
2004 Toronto Rock 16 1 13 14 86 19 0.88 5.38 1.19 1 0 1 1 6 2 1.00 6.00 2.00
2005 Colorado Mammoth 16 2 15 17 88 21 1.06 5.50 1.31 1 0 0 0 3 2 0.00 3.00 2.00
2006 Colorado Mammoth 15 1 11 12 97 6 0.80 6.47 0.40 3 0 2 2 16 2 0.67 5.33 0.67
2007 Colorado Mammoth 12 1 3 4 61 4 0.33 5.08 0.33 1 1 0 1 8 0 1.00 8.00 0.00
2008 Colorado Mammoth 15 1 8 9 74 14 0.60 4.93 0.93 1 0 0 0 7 0 0.00 7.00 0.00
154 28 105 133 940 375 0.86 6.10 2.44 18 3 9 12 119 82 0.67 6.61 4.56
Career Total: 172 31 114 145 1,059 457 0.84 6.16 2.66

GP–Games played; G–Goals; A–Assists; Pts–Points; LB–Loose balls; PIM–Penalty minutes; Pts/GP–Points per games played; LB/GP–Loose balls per games played; PIM/GP–Penalty minutes per games played.

AwardsEdit

Preceded by
none
NLL Defensive Player of the Year
2002
Succeeded by
Jim Moss

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Borrelli, Tom (April 8, 2008). "Borrelli: Coyle Wants to Walk Away a Winner". Lacrosse Magazine Online. Retrieved 2008-05-23.
  2. ^ "Ravens Acquire Coyle". NLL.com. August 3, 2004. Retrieved 2007-03-26.
  3. ^ "Coyle Signs with Mammoth". NLL.com. December 20, 2004. Retrieved 2007-03-26.
  4. ^ "Pat Coyle Inducted Into Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame". NLL.com. November 15, 2017. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  5. ^ "Player National Lacrosse League". NLL.com. Retrieved March 9, 2020.