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This week’s Throwback Thursday player is Jim “Scoop” Veltman

Drafted by the Buffalo Bandits in 1992, Veltman had an 18 year pro lacrosse career.

MILL/NLL Career:

1998 Ontario Raiders
1999-2008 Toronto Rock

Named Captain of the Toronto Rock in 1999.

NLL Regular Season Statistics:

GP 194, G 157, A 493, Pts. 650, LB 2,517, PM 212.

NLL Playoffs:

GP 25, G 20, A 64, Pts. 84, LB 330, PM 33.

Won Eight MILL/NLL Championships:

Buffalo Bandits 1992, 1993, 1996
Toronto Rock 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005

Won Four Mann Cups:

Brampton Excelsiors: 1992, 1993, 1998
Victoria Shamrocks: 2003

In 2003 Jim was Captain of the Canadian team that won Gold in the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships.


Won the NLL Sportmanship award in 2002.
Won the NLL Most Valuable Player award in 2004.

April 12, 2019 Veltman’s #32 was retired by the Toronto Rock.


Toronto Rock co-coach 2008

New England Black Wolves assistant coach 2015-2018

Named the New York Riptide General Manager in July of 2020.

Hall of Fame:

Inducted into the NLL Hall of Fame in 2009.
Inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2015.



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