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Matt VincNumber: #
St. Catharines, Ont
He re-signed and agreed to a five-year deal with the Knighthawks on October 30, 2013… Acquired by the Knighthawks on October 27, 2010 in a four-player, four-draft pick deal with the Colorado Mammoth.
He enters his 10th season in the NLL and fifth with the Knighthawks… In 2014, he was named the winner of the NLL Goaltender of the Year award for a league-record fourth time… In 2014, he was honored as an NLL All-Pro for the fifth time in his career, fourth as a First-Team selection… Has won three straight Champion’s Cups (2012-14)… He is fifth in NLL history in playoff saves with 640, and seventh during the regular season (4,629)… In 2014, he earned the second best goals-against goals of his career at 9.56… Won a career-high 12 games, which was tied for second best in the NLL… Was second in save percentage (.798), and third in goals-against average and saves (595)… Made his 2,000th save as a Knighthawk on 2/1/14… Named the winner of the 2013 NLL Goaltender of the Year award… He won back-to-back Goaltender of the Year awards in 2010 with Orlando and 2011 with Rochester… Named the Knighthawks’ MVP for the second time in three seasons… He led the NLL in saves and set a new single-season record (662)… He also led the NLL in goals-against average (10.17) and save percentage (.803)… First Knighthawks’ goalie to record over 600 saves and earn an .800 save percentage in a season… Made his 4,000th career save on 4/14/13… Passed Steve Dietrich for second on the Knighthawks’ all-time saves list with 1,830 saves… Named NLL Defensive Player of the Week three times in 2013, including Week 5 when he made 42 saves on 48 shots in Rochester’s 7-6 win vs. Washington on 2/2/13, which tied a NLL record for fewest goals in a win… Won his 50th career game on 2/8/13… Won his first Champion’s Cup in 2012… Posted incredible numbers in the postseason, recording 134 saves in only three games, and a .807 save percentage... In the NLL Finals, he limited Edmonton to a record-tying low six goals (5/19/12)… Made 51 saves in a 17-13 win at Toronto in East Division Finals (5/12/12), Rochester’s first postseason win on the road against Toronto…He was second in the NLL in saves, tied for third in wins (7) and fifth in goals-against average (12.21)... Made his 3,000th career save as part of a 50-save effort in a 15-12 win over Washington on 2/18/12… Led the NLL in saves for a third straight season, equaling Steve Dietrich’s league record… Named the Knighthawks’ MVP… In 2010, he earned NLL Goaltender of the Year honors… He became the first NLL goalie to post back-to-back 600-save seasons, recording 609 stops in 2009 and 2010… In 2009, he led the New York Titans into the NLL Finals… Arrived with the Titans organization in 2006 in a deal that sent Vinc, Ryan Boyle and Matt Alrich from San Jose to New York for the first overall pick in the 2006 Draft… In 2014, he played for the Peterborough Lakers of Major Series Lacrosse… In 2013, he played for the Victoria Shamrocks of the Western Lacrosse Association, making an appearance in the Mann Cup… Spent one season in Brampton (2012) and six with Six Nations (2005-11) in MSL…In 2011 with Six Nations, Vinc, Mike Poulin and Jeff Powless won the Harry Lumley award for the MSL goaltenders allowing the least goals during the season...In his junior career, he played for the St. Catharines Athletics (1999-2003)… He won three Ontario Championships and two Minto Cup Championships (2001 and 2003)… Named the Minto Cup MVP in 2001 and OLA Jr. “A” MVP in 2003… B.W. “Bill” Evans Trophy as the top graduating player in the OLA Junior series in 2003… OLA Playoff MVP from 2000-02… Three-time winner of the Junior “A” Bob Melville Memorial Trophy for lowest team goals against (2001-03)… In the field game, he won gold in 2006 and 2014, and silver in 2010 with Canada as a long-pole defenseman at the FIL World Lacrosse Championships… Named to Team Canada for the 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships… Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2011 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships… Named Championship Game MVP, All-World team and the Top Goaltender… In 2006 he was a member of the Rochester Rattlers and in 2010 he played for the Toronto Nationals of Major League Lacrosse… In his college lacrosse days, he was a four-year starter at defense for Canisius… Team captain in 2004 and 2005… In 2004 and 2005, he earned Second Team All-MAAC honors… Was a three-time All-Academic selection.