Colin Doyle (lacrosse)

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Colin Doyle
— Lacrosse player —
Born (1977-09-08) September 8, 1977 (age 36)
Kitchener, Ontario, CAN
Position Forward
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
MSL team Six Nations Chiefs
NLL team
F. Teams
Toronto Rock
San Jose Stealth
Ontario Raiders
MLL Team Toronto Nationals
Nationality Canada
Pro career 1998–present
Shoots Left
Nickname Popeye

Colin "Popeye" Doyle (b. September 8, 1977 in Kitchener, Ontario) is a lacrosse player and captain for the Toronto Rock of the National Lacrosse League and the Toronto Nationals of Major League Lacrosse.

NLL career[edit]

Colin Doyle began his NLL career in 1998, playing for Ontario Raiders. He scored 34 goals and 27 assists, leading the Raiders in scoring. He was named NLL Rookie of the Year.

In 1999, the Raiders moved to Toronto, becoming the Toronto Rock, where they won their first of 6 NLL Championships. Doyle finished first or second in Rock scoring every year from 1999 until 2005, and was named league MVP in 2005. He has been named playoff MVP an unprecedented three times — in 1999, 2002, and 2005.

On December 27, 2006, the Rock traded Doyle, Darren Halls, and a draft pick to the San Jose Stealth for Ryan Benesch, Kevin Fines, Chad Thompson, and two draft picks.[1]

Just after the 2009 season began, Doyle was named by Paul Tutka of NLLInsider.com as the top player in the league, stating that Doyle "has become today’s most stellar offensive leader, creating a relationship with Jeff Zywicki that is turning out to be one of the most lethal in the NLL."[2] Tutka also praised Doyle's commitment to his teammates:

Doyle has also shown to be maybe the most versatile ball player in the sport over the years... altering his game to ensure an unparalleled chemistry is sparked between him and his teammate (usually teammates). It’s an unselfishness rarely seen by superstar players in any sport, not just lacrosse, and is definitely comparable to what John Tavares did in his prime with some classic Buffalo Bandits teams in the early and mid-90’s.[2]

Doyle was named a starter to the All-Star Game in both 2009[3] and 2012.[4]

On December 14, 2009, almost three years after they traded him away, the Rock re-acquired Doyle from the Stealth for Lewis Ratcliff, Tyler Codron, and Joel Dalgarno.[5]

Mann Cup[edit]

2001 - Member of Coquitlam Adanacs, winners of the Mann Cup, WLA champions
2003 - Member of Brampton Excelsiors (MSL), finalists in the Mann Cup, MSL champions
2007 - Member of Coquitlam Adanacs, finalists in the Mann Cup, WLA champions
2008 - Member of Brampton Excelsiors (MSL), winners of the Mann Cup, MSL champions
2009 - Member of Brampton Excelsiors (MSL), winners of the Mann Cup, MSL champions
Bible of Lacrosse Mann Cup Stats[6]

International lacrosse career[edit]

2002 - Member of Team Canada, finalists in the Heritage Cup and World Lacrosse Championship
2003 - Member of Team Canada, winners of the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in Hamilton, Ontario
2004 - Member of Team Canada, winners of the Heritage Cup
2006 - Member of Team Canada, winners of the World Lacrosse Championship in London, Ontario

Statistics[edit]

NLL[edit]

Reference:[7]

Colin Doyle Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts LB PIM Pts/GP LB/GP PIM/GP GP G A Pts LB PIM Pts/GP LB/GP PIM/GP
1998 Ontario Raiders 12 34 27 61 49 16 5.08 4.08 1.33
1999 Toronto Rock 12 17 37 54 60 24 4.50 5.00 2.00 2 5 3 8 8 2 4.00 4.00 1.00
2000 Toronto Rock 11 16 26 42 43 35 3.82 3.91 3.18 2 3 6 9 4 4 4.50 2.00 2.00
2001 Toronto Rock 14 26 33 59 55 28 4.21 3.93 2.00 2 0 4 4 3 4 2.00 1.50 2.00
2002 Toronto Rock 16 47 33 80 58 17 5.00 3.63 1.06 2 5 2 7 6 2 3.50 3.00 1.00
2003 Toronto Rock 16 39 55 94 63 16 5.88 3.94 1.00 2 5 2 7 5 0 3.50 2.50 0.00
2004 Toronto Rock 16 33 55 88 64 22 5.50 4.00 1.38 1 3 1 4 8 0 4.00 8.00 0.00
2005 Toronto Rock 16 42 69 111 94 21 6.94 5.88 1.31 2 6 4 10 16 0 5.00 8.00 0.00
2006 Toronto Rock 16 43 53 96 67 4 6.00 4.19 0.25 1 1 3 4 5 0 4.00 5.00 0.00
2007 San Jose Stealth 16 22 59 81 58 14 5.06 3.63 0.88 2 1 15 16 11 0 8.00 5.50 0.00
2008 San Jose Stealth 16 27 61 88 45 12 5.50 2.81 0.75 1 3 2 5 2 0 5.00 2.00 0.00
2009 San Jose Stealth 16 38 73 111 63 12 6.94 3.94 0.75 2 2 8 10 6 0 5.00 3.00 0.00
2010 Toronto Rock 16 22 62 84 68 21 5.25 4.25 1.31 3 7 8 15 16 0 5.00 5.33 0.00
2011 Toronto Rock 16 27 43 70 76 8 4.38 4.75 0.50 3 4 7 11 12 2 3.67 4.00 0.67
2012 Toronto Rock 13 25 34 59 37 10 4.54 2.85 0.77 2 4 4 8 25 0 4.00 12.50 0.00
2013 Toronto Rock 15 26 58 84 41 13 5.60 2.73 0.87 1 3 3 6 7 0 6.00 7.00 0.00
2014 Toronto Rock 18 31 41 72 48 21 4.00 2.67 1.17 1 3 5 8 0 0 8.00 0.00 0.00
255 515 819 1,334 989 294 5.23 3.88 1.15 29 55 77 132 134 14 4.55 4.62 0.48
Career Total: 284 570 896 1,466 1,123 308 5.16 3.95 1.08

GP–Games played; G–Goals; A–Assists; Pts–Points; LB–Loose balls; PIM–Penalty minutes; Pts/GP–Points per game; LB/GP–Loose balls per game; PIM/GP–Penalty minutes per game


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colossal Trade as Season Nears". NLL.com. December 27, 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-27. 
  2. ^ a b Tutka, Paul (January 9, 2009). "NLL Insider Top 50: Colin Doyle #1". NLLInsider.com. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  3. ^ "All-Star reserves announced". NLL.com. February 19, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-05. 
  4. ^ "Full lineups for NLL All-Star Game announced". NLL.com. February 8, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  5. ^ "Breaking: Colin Doyle Swapped for Lewis Ratcliff, Tyler Codron, and Joel Dalgarno". NLLInsider.com. December 14, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-14. 
  6. ^ http://wampsbibleoflacrosse.com/newstats/manncup.txt
  7. ^ "Toronto Rock - 2014 Playoffs - Roster - #7 - Colin Doyle - F". NLL.com. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 

Awards[edit]

Preceded by
Jeff Wilfong
NLL Rookie of the Year
1998
Succeeded by
Jesse Hubbard
Preceded by
Dallas Eliuk
Champion's Cup MVP
1999
Succeeded by
Dan Stroup
Preceded by
Dallas Eliuk
Champion's Cup MVP
2002
Succeeded by
Bob Watson
Preceded by
Jim Veltman
NLL Most Valuable Player
2005
Succeeded by
Steve Dietrich
Preceded by
Curtis Palidwor
Champion's Cup MVP
2005
Succeeded by
Gavin Prout
Preceded by
Chris Driscoll
Toronto Rock captain
2010 season-present
Succeeded by
incumbent