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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:

1992-96
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.

Awards:

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.

Coach/GM:

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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