This week’s Throwback Thursday player is Jimmy Quinlan.
Drafted 53rd overall by the Calgary Roughnecks in the 2001 entry draft.
Playing Career (9 seasons):
2005 Toronto Rock
2006-13 Edmonton Rush
Regular season totals:
135GP, 106G, 123A, 229Pts, 568 LB 175PM
7GP, 2G, 3A, 5Pts, 18LB, 8PM
2014-15 Edmonton Rush
2016-18 Saskatchewan Rush
The only Rush player to ever have his number retired.
Appeared in 2 NLL All-Star Games
Outside the NLL:
2003-06 Coquitlam Adanacs (WLA)
2007 Sherwood Park Outlaws (Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League…Sr.B)…won the President’s Cup.
Won the NLL Champions Cup 4 times:
Toronto Rock 2005 (Player)
Edmonton Rush 2015 (Assistant Coach)
Saskatchewan Rush 2016 (Assistant Coach)
Saskatchewan Rush 2018 (Assistant Coach)
Jimmy Quinlan announced his retirement from coaching in November 2018, to spend more time with his family.
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, he made an association with Kevin Neibauer of Lax Philly, who convinced him to come on board and write for them. The rest 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.
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’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.