The 2021-2022 National Lacrosse League will be a farewell tour of sorts for Saskatchewan Rush forward Jeff Shattler.
It’s been no surprise that the veteran of 16 seasons playing pro lacrosse that Shattler is hanging it up at the end of the year. After five games this year, he already has nine goals and six assists for 15 points including a seven-point night last Saturday.
At 38, Shatler now makes his home in Regina, Saskatchewan running his Shattler Academy lacrosse camps as well as helping coach in places like Standing Buffalo First Nation.
– Drafted first round, 10th overall in the 2005 NLL Entry Draft and played one game with Buffalo in 2006.
– 2011 League MVP
– Transition Player of the Year for 2011
– 2011 All-Pro First Team
– 2013, WLA Most Outstanding Player
– 2018, signed as a free agent with the Saskatchewan Rush after 11 seasons with the Calgary Roughnecks.
– 2X NLL Champion (2009 with Calgary Roughnecks, 2018 with Saskatchewan Rush)
– 2018, NLL Cup Most Valuable Player
– 346 goals, 514 assists, 860 points in 234 career games played in the NLL.
Lax Philly’s Shawn Slaght was able to catch up with Jeff Shattler to talk about his most recent game, playing for the Rush, living in Saskatchewan and his plans after retirement. You can hear the audio below:
Shawn Slaght has been a sports reporter across the Canadian prairies for over 10 years and has experience covering everything from junior hockey to World Cup skiing to all levels of lacrosse. He is the Saskatchewan correspondent for All Lacrosse All The Time.