1999 NLL season

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1999 NLL season
League National Lacrosse League
Sport Indoor lacrosse
Duration December 26, 1998 – April 23, 1999
Number of teams 7
Regular season
League champions Toronto Rock
Runners-up Baltimore Thunder
Season MVP Gary Gait (Baltimore Thunder)
Top scorer Gary Gait (Baltimore Thunder)
Champion's Cup
Champions Toronto Rock
  Runners-up Rochester Knighthawks
Champion's Cup MVP Colin Doyle (Toronto)
NLL seasons

The 1999 National Lacrosse League season began on December 26, 1998 and concluded with the championship game on April 23, 1999. The Toronto Rock celebrated their first season in Toronto by winning the championship, defeating the Rochester Knighthawks 13-10 at Maple Leaf Gardens.

The playoffs featured the lowest score by a team in NLL history, when goaltender Bob Watson and the Toronto Rock defeated the Philadelphia Wings 13-2.

Team movement[edit]

The only change of teams from the 1998 NLL season to 1999 was the movement of the Ontario Raiders from Hamilton down the QEW to Toronto to become the Toronto Rock.

Regular season[edit]

Reference: [1]

P Team GP W L PCT GB Home Road GF GA Diff GF/GP GA/GP

1 Toronto Rockxyz 12 9 3 0.750 0.0 6–0 3–3 157 139 +18 13.08 11.58
2 Baltimore Thunderx 12 8 4 0.667 1.0 5–1 3–3 211 175 +36 17.58 14.58
3 Rochester Knighthawksx 12 8 4 0.667 1.0 4–2 4–2 169 160 +9 14.08 13.33
4 Philadelphia Wingsx 12 5 7 0.417 4.0 4–2 1–5 153 153 0 12.75 12.75
5 New York Saints 12 5 7 0.417 4.0 2–4 3–3 149 156 -7 12.42 13.00
6 Buffalo Bandits 12 4 8 0.333 5.0 1–5 3–3 158 177 -19 13.17 14.75
7 Syracuse Smash 12 3 9 0.250 6.0 3–3 0–6 161 198 -37 13.42 16.50

x–Clinched playoff berth;c–Clinched playoff berth by crossing over to another division;y–Clinched division;z–Clinched best regular season record;GP–Games Played
W–Wins;L–LossesGBGames back;PCT–Win percentage;Home–Record at Home;Road–Record on the Road;GF–Goals scored;GA–Goals allowed
Differential–Difference between goals scored and allowed;GF/GP–Average number of goals scored per game;GA/GP–Average number of goals allowed per game

All Star Game[edit]

The 1999 All-Star Game took place at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, where Team Canada defeated Team USA by a score of 25-24.

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals Championship
           
4 Philadelphia 2
1 Toronto 13
3 Rochester 10
1 Toronto 13
3 Rochester 14
2 Baltimore 12

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Team
MVP Award Gary Gait Baltimore
Rookie of the Year Award Jesse Hubbard Baltimore
Championship Game MVP Colin Doyle Toronto

Weekly awards[edit]

Each week, a player is awarded "Player of the Week" honours.

Week Player of the Week
1 Sal LoCascio
2 Matt Shearer
3 Gary Gait (tie)
Paul Gait
4 Joe Hiltz
5 Derek General
6 John Tavares
7 Jake Bergey
8 Gary Gait
9 Bob Watson
10 Jake Bergey
11 Dallas Eliuk
12 Jake Bergey
13 Pat O'Toole
14 Jim Veltman
15 Gary Gait
16 Paul Gait

Monthly awards[edit]

Awards are also given out monthly for the best overall player and best rookie.

Month Overall Rookie
Jan Gary Gait Chris Sanderson
Feb Bob Watson Matt Disher
Mar Jake Bergey Casey Powell

Statistics leaders[edit]

Bold numbers indicate new single-season records. Italics indicate tied single-season records.

Stat Player Team Number
Goals Gary Gait Baltimore 50
Assists Joe Hiltz Baltimore 46
Points Gary Gait Baltimore 82
Penalty Minutes Tony Millon Syracuse 59
Shots on Goal Gary Gait Baltimore 157
  Tom Marechek Philadelphia 157
Loose Balls Jim Veltman Toronto 166
Save Pct Dallas Eliuk Philadelphia 76.4

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