A.J. Shannon

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A.J. Shannon
— Lacrosse player —
Born (1980-06-08) June 8, 1980 (age 34)
Whitby, Ontario
Position Forward
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Former NCAA team University of Virginia
Former NLL teams Philadelphia Wings
Edmonton Rush
Buffalo Bandits
Nationality Canada
Pro career 2004present
Shoots Left

A.J. Shannon (born June 8, 1980 in Whitby, Ontario) is a retired Canadian lacrosse player, who played for the Philadelphia Wings, Edmonton Rush, and the Buffalo Bandits in the National Lacrosse League, and the Boston Cannons of the Major League Lacrosse.

College career[edit]

While attending the University of Virginia, Shannon led the Cavaliers to win the 2003 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship.

Professional career[edit]

Shannon was drafted by the Buffalo Bandits in the first round (6th overall) in the 2003 NLL entry draft. Following the 2004 NLL season, he was named to the NLL All-Rookie team. He was acquired by the Edmonton Rush prior to the 2007 NLL season. In March of the 2008 NLL season, Shannon was traded to the Philadelphia Wings in a series a deals that involved four-teams and six players.[1]

Shannon hit his stride in 2008, putting up his best point total since his rookie season. Shannon started with Edmonton, and finished in Philadelphia, scoring 40 points (22G, 18A), while collecting a career high 55 loose balls, helping Philadelphia to secure their first playoff berth since 2001.

Shannon's production would decline in 2009 with injuries, and eventually, finished his career in an injury plagued 2010 season with Buffalo.

Canadian Box career[edit]

Shannon is a two-time winner of the Minto Cup, Canada's Junior A Lacrosse National Championship, as a member of the Whitby Warriors in 1997 and 1999.[2]

Statistics[edit]

NLL[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts LB PIM GP G A Pts LB PIM
2004 Buffalo 16 9 15 24 71 9 3 4 5 9 11 2
2005 Buffalo 16 25 15 40 78 8 1 3 2 5 10 0
2006 Buffalo 9 7 16 23 44 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 Edmonton 5 5 6 11 13 4 -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 Edmonton 7 11 11 22 20 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
Philadelphia 9 11 7 18 35 2 1 0 2 2 5 0
2009 Philadelphia 7 7 10 17 15 2 -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 Buffalo 3 1 2 3 7 2 -- -- -- -- -- --
NLL Totals 72 76 82 158 283 29 5 7 9 16 26 2

University of Virginia[edit]

     
Season GP G A Pts PPG
2000 15 16 8 24 --
2001 14 15 3 18 --
2002 15 25 10 35 2.33
2003 17 34 8 42 2.47
Totals 61 90 29 119 --

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trade Frenzy: Six players dealt". NLL.com. March 5, 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Bible-of-Lacrosse.com". Bible-of-Lacrosse.com. Archived from the original on 16 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-05.