|— Lacrosse player —|
April 15, 1982 |
New Westminster, British Columbia
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||200 pounds (91 kg)|
|WLA team||Langley Thunder|
|NLL Draft||8th overall, 2006
Jonathan "Athan" Iannucci (born April 15, 1982 in New Westminster, British Columbia) is a professional lacrosse player. He played collegiate lacrosse at Hofstra University. Iannucci plays professional lacrosse for the Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League. He was a member of the now defunct St. Regis Indians of the Ontario Lacrosse Association's Senior-A Major Series Lacrosse. He plays in the summer months for the WLA Langley Thunder.
Iannucci was a First Round Draft pick (8th Overall) by the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League in the 2007 NLL Entry Draft. He was awarded Rookie of the Week Honors in Week 5 and Week 15 of the 2007 season, and was also named to the 2007 All-Rookie team. As a rookie, he led the Wings in goals scored.
During 2008, Iannucci was awarded Player of the Month honours in both January and February, the first time since 1996 that a player has been Player of the Month in back-to-back months. He was also named player of the month for April, giving him three of the four player of the month awards in the 2008 season. He led the league in goals, points, and shots on goal, was named Offensive and Overall Player of the Week in week 16, was named to both the starting All-Star team and the First All-Pro team. His stellar season was capped off when he was named 2008 NLL Most Valuable Player, the first Wings player to do so since Gary Gait in 1997.
In June 2008, Iannucci suffered two meniscal tears in his knee, and underwent successful knee surgery in July. He did not play again until Philadelphia's third game of the 2009 season, but left that game after only playing a few minutes. Iannucci sat out the 2010 NLL season to undergo further surgery, a right leg ligament reconstruction.
After scoring 61 points with the Wings in 2011, Philadelphia traded Iannucci to the Edmonton Rush with teammates Alex Turner and Brodie McDonald, along with Philadelphia's first round draft picks in 2012, 2013 and 2014. In exchange, the Wings acquired Edmonton transition player Brodie Merrill, Rush forwards Dean Hill, Mike McLellan, and Edmonton's 41st selection in the 2011 entry draft, and the 4th round selection in 2013.
He recently signed with the Toronto Nationals expansion team in 2009, but played just two games with the team before being released.
In 2007, Iannucci won the Denny Huddleston Memorial Trophy in the Western Lacrosse Association as the league's top scorer with the New Westminster Salmonbellies. In 1999, he won the Joe Nieuwendyk Award as the top rookie in the OLA Junior A Lacrosse League. In 2008, he played for St. Regis Indians of the Ontario Lacrosse Association's Senior-A Major Series Lacrosse until he injured his knee. The knee was successfully repaired by surgery and Iannucci is expected to rehabilitate for approximately 6 months, in time for the next NLL season. While playing for the Langley Thunder on August 27, 2011, the team won the Western Lacrosse Association Championship for the first time in franchise history. Iannucci is expected to play in the national Mann Cup that will be held in September 2011 at the Langley Events Centre.
Iannucci attended Hofstra University. In 2006, he tied with teammate Chris Unterstein for leading scorer the nation with 80 points (62G, 18A) in 19 games. Iannucci has recovered from injuries to continue playing. While at Hofstra, Iannucci had back surgery to repair a disc herniation.
Iannucci played only three years at Hofstra, after his NCAA eligibility waiver for a fourth year was denied due to his prior playing career in the Canadian summer box lacrosse leagues.
|Athan Iannucci||Regular Season||Playoffs|
GP–Games played;G–Goals;A–Assists;Pts–Points;LB–Loose balls;PIM–Penalty minutes;Pts/GP–Points per page;LB/GP–Loose balls per page;PIM/GP–Penalty minutes per page;
|2000||Coquitlam||BCLA Jr A||5||10||9||19||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|2001||Coquitlam||BCLA Jr A||20||42||25||67||27||2||0||4||4||4|
|2002||St. Catharines Athletics||OLA Jr A||20||26||36||62||16||18||20||24||44||16|
|Minto Cup||St. Catharines Athletics||CLA||--||--||--||--||--||6||3||5||8||10|
|2003||Coquitlam Adanacs||BCLA Jr A||24||48||47||95||51||6||10||14||24||2|
|Junior A Totals||69||126||117||243||96||26||30||42||72||22|
|Minto Cup totals||--||--||--||--||--||6||3||5||8||10|
|2002||St. Catharines Athletics||MSL||2||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2004||New Westminster Salmonbellies||WLA||10||8||11||19||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|2005||New Westminster Salmonbellies||WLA||15||12||34||46||12||6||5||11||16||0|
|2006||New Westminster Salmonbellies||WLA||17||44||31||75||10||10||17||13||30||14|
|2007||New Westminster Salmonbellies||WLA||17||51||44||95||45||9||17||23||40||10|
|2008||St. Regis Indians||MSL||5||10||9||19||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|2009||St. Regis Indians||MSL||17||29||27||56||0||7||12||6||18||4|
|Senior A Totals||110||193||196||389||79||42||73||66||139||48|
John Grant, Jr.
|NLL Most Valuable Player
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- "Benesch Named Rookie of the Year". NLL.com. May 8, 2007. Archived from the original on 12 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-08.
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- "Iannucci and Point Win Monthly Awards". NLL.com. March 4, 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-04.
- "Iannucci Named April Player of the Month". NLL.com. April 29, 2008. Archived from the original on 3 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-01.
- "Snider Breaks Loose Ball Record". NLL.com. April 29, 2008. Archived from the original on 10 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-01.
- "Iannucci has successful knee surgery". NLL.com. July 10, 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-20.
- "Boston Defeats Philly 13-11; Rematch Tonight". NLL.com. January 23, 2009. Archived from the original on 31 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-20.
- "Wings Acquire Brodie Merrill in Six-Player Deal". Laxpower.com. August 9, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
- "Rabil & Iannucci moved in West Division blockbuster". February 13, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-13.
- Chavez, Bob (December 16, 2013). "Iannucci, Hill released by Vancouver Stealth". Retrieved January 15, 2014.
- "Mammoth add Iannucci". IL Indoor. January 15, 2014. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
- "Chicago Machine (MLL) takes Iannucci with first overall pick". Chicago Machine website. December 5, 2006. Retrieved 2007-04-17.
- "Bible of Lacrosse New Westminster Stats". Bible-of-Lacrosse.com. Archived from the original on 2007-10-13. Retrieved 2007-08-19.
- Neil Stevens (February 6, 2007). "Iannucci's progress pleases doctor who surgically repaired his back". Canadian Press. Retrieved 2007-04-17.[dead link]
- "National Lacrosse League Pointstreak Stats". NLL.com. Retrieved February 23, 2015.