Dan DawsonNumber: #

Pro Experience:

15th season

College/Last Team:

Rochester (2015)




Oakville, Ontario


Acquired from Philadelphia in a six player, two draft pick deal on December 14, 2012.


He enters his 15th season in the NLL and fourth with the Knighthawks… Scored the game-winning goal with 36 seconds to play in Game One of the East Division Finals on 5/16/15… In 2015, he led the team with 62 assists and finished second with 85 points… His 62 assists tied him for fourth best in the league… On 4/17/15, he became the sixth player in NLL history to reach 700 career assists… Became only the seventh player in NLL history to hit 1,100 points on 4/11/15… Became only the ninth player in NLL history to score 400 career goals on 2/28/15… Set a career high with 11 assists on 2/1/15… Won back-to-back Champion’s Cups (2013-14)… Has played in every regular season game for 12 consecutive years (2003-14), and owns the second longest consecutive games played streak in NLL history with 215… Sixth on NLL’s all-time assist list (709) and seventh in points (1,119)… Seven all-time in team history in assists (186)… Second in NLL playoff assists (81), second in points (133) and tied for sixth in goals (52)… Six-time NLL All-Star and seven-time NLL All-Pro Selection… In 2014, he broke the Knighthawks’ single-season assist record with 72 assists, along with Cody Jamieson… Finished tied for second in the NLL in assists and tied for fourth in points (91)… Collected his 1,000th career point on 3/15/14... Notched his 600th career assist on 2/15/14, as part of a 10-assist night… Won his first Champion’s Cup in 2013… In 2013, he finished second on the team in points and assists… Was seventh in the NLL with 52 assists and 10th in points with 75… Named the NLL Offensive Player of the Week after notching 17 points (5+12) in two games (4/13 to 4/14)… Notched his 550th career assist on 3/2/13… Scored his 350th career goal on 2/8/13 as part of a four-goal, seven-assist performance… Eclipsed the 100-point mark for the third time in his career in 2012 with the Philadelphia Wings… Scored 25 goals and a career-high 78 assists for 103 points… Scored game-high seven points (1+6) in 2012 NLL All-Star Game… Scored at least 30 goals each season from 2009-11 with Boston… 2009 NLL MVP with the Boston Blazers… Led the Portland LumberJax to the NLL Championship Game against Buffalo in 2008… Led Portland with 31 points (15+16) in three playoff games in 2008… Made three appearances in the finals in four seasons (2005 & 2007 with Arizona, 2008 with Portland)… Scored a career-high 107 points (47+60) in 2007 with the Arizona Sting… Netted career-high 48 goals in 2005… Won four Mann Cups with the Brampton Excelsiors (2002, 2008, 2009, 2011) and one with the Victoria Shamrocks in 2005… Named the 2002 OLA Junior “A” MVP… In 2005 and 2006, he won the Bill Ellison Award as the WLA Senior “A” MVP… In 2007, he was named a First Team WLA All-Star… Played for Brampton for six seasons (2008-13)… Gold medalist with Team Canada in 2007 and 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships… Won silver in 2010 with Team Canada at the World Lacrosse Championships… Named to Team Canada for the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships; selected as the team captain.