This week’s Throwback Thursday player is Gavin Prout.
Prout was drafted first overall by the New York Saints in the 2001 NLL Draft.
He was a First Team All-Pro in 2006 with 29 goals and 64 assists for a career-high 93 points while leading the Mammoth to the 2006 NLL championship. He was also named to the All Pro Second Team four times in 2002, 2004, 2007 and 2008.
- 2002-03 New York Saints
- 2004-09 Colorado Mammoth
- 2009-11 Edmonton Rush
- 2011-13 Colorado Mammoth
NLL Regular Season Statistics:
GP 184, G 301, A 621, Pts. 922, LB 1006, PM 316.
GP 12, G 22, A 39, Pts. 61, LB 63, PM 12.
- 2005 Baltimore Bayhawks
- 2007-08 Rochester Rattlers
- 2009 Toronto Nationals
MLL Regular Season Statistics:
GP 43, G 39, A 36, Pts. 75, LB 73, PM 22.5
GP 7, G 5, A 5, Pts. 10, LB 5, PM 3.5
- Named Captain of the Colorado Mammoth in 2004
- Named the MVP of the Champions Cup game in 2006.
- Won the Champions Cup in 2006 with the Colorado Mammoth.
- Won the MLL Championship
- Baltimore Bayhawks 2005
- Rochester Rattlers 2008
- Toronto Nationals 2009
- Won the Minto Cup with the Whitby Warriors in 1997 and 1999
- In 1998 Prout was the OLA’s MVP
- In 1999 was the Playoff MVP in OLA Junior A
In Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) Prout won the Mann Cup in 2000 with the Brooklin Redmen.
GP 96, G 167, A 297, Pts. 464
Gavin also found success on the international stage, representing Canada in several field and indoor competitions from 1996 to 2007. He was a member of the gold medal-winning team in indoor lacrosse in 2007 and also captured medals in field lacrosse in 1996 (bronze), 2002 (silver), and 2006 (gold).
Inducted into the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2020.
Inducted into the Whitby Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.
Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.
An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.
Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.
In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.
Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).
Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.
Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.