Throwback Thursday #tbt

This week’s Throwback Thursday player is Aaron Wilson.

Aaron Wilson was originally drafted by the Albany Attack 14th overall in the 2000 entry draft.

NLL Career:

2003-08 Toronto Rock
2009 Rochester Knighthawks
2009-11 Minnesota Swarm
2012 Edmonton Rush
2013-14 Buffalo Bandits
2015 Rochester Knighthawks

NLL Regular Season Statistics:

GP 183, G 331, A 307, Pts. 638, LB 832, PM 110.

NLL Playoffs:

GP 10, G 15, A 23, Pts. 38, LB 60, PM 2.

From Swarmitup.com

Highlights:

• Won 2005 Champions Cup with the Toronto Rock

• Won 2008 & 2009 Mann Cups with the Brampton Excelsiors

• Played junior lacrosse with the Kitchenr-Waterloo Braves & Victoria Shamrocks

• Named to the 2007 East All-Star Team

• Named to NLL All-Rookie Team in 2003

• Scored 200th career Regular Season goal against the Toronto Rock on February 27, 2009

• Scored first Swarm goal against the Toronto Rock on February 27, 2009

• Ties team record with five goals against the Buffalo Bandits on February 28, 2009

• Assisted on six goals against:

• Washington on February 13, 2010

• Colorado on February 20, 2010

• Scored eight points against:

• Buffalo on February 28, 2009

• Washington on February 13, 2010

• Colorado on February 20, 2010

• Named Swarm Team MVP in 2009

• Named assistant captain for the 2010 – 2011 Swarm Seasons

• Named Swarm captain on February 28, 2010 for the remainder of the season

• Led the Swarm with 40 goals in 2010 (a team record at that time)

• Scored 500th NLL regular season point against Rochester on Feburary 12, 2011

• IL Indoor.com Top #50 – #16 Aaron Wilson

• Scored game winning goals against

• Edmonton on January 22, 2011

• Colorado on February 20, 2011

• Calgary on April 2, 2011

• Assisted on 100th goal in his Swarm career on April 9, 2011 against Washington

Transactions:

• 02/19/09 – The Swarm trade F Craig Point and F Dean Hill to the Rochester Knighthawks for F Aaron Wilson and a conditional draft pick.

• 12/16/09 – The Swarm sign F Aaron Wilson to a three-year contract.

• 07/13/11 – The Swarm trade F Aaron Wilson, D Ryan Cousins, G Kevin Croswell and a second round pick in the 2011 NLL Entry Draft (pick #10) to the Edmonton Rush for their first round pick (pick #6) and fourth round pick (pick #31) in the 2011 NLL Entry Draft and their second round pick in the 2012 NLL Entry Draft.

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

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 10 years ago. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob had 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).

Mr. Groob 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.

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