This week’s Throwback Thursday player is Pat “King” Coyle
In 1994, Coyle played with the Detroit Turbos.
In 1998 Coyle was signed by the Ontario Raiders.
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.
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.
During the 2008 season, Coyle announced that he would be retiring after the season.
Coyle was named to the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2017.
1994 Detroit Turbos
1998 Ontario Raiders
1999-2004 Toronto Rock
2005-2008 Colorado Mammoth
Won 5 Champions Cups
1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 Toronto Rock
2006 Colorado Mammoth
Was co-head coach with Chris Gill, and Dan Stroup 2014-17
Was named Coach/GM Colorado Mammoth in 2017.
MILL/NLL Career Statistics:
GP 154, G 28, A 105, Pts. 133, LB 940, PM 375
GP 18, G 3, A 9, Pts.12, LB 119, PM 82
Pat had been named a Western Lacrosse Association All-star 7 times, racked up 5 WLA Top Defensive Player honors, won 3 Mann Cups (2 with the Senior A Brampton Excelsiors and 1 with the Coquitlam Adanacs) and received the WLA’s Bill Ellison Trophy as a playoff series MVP.