Marty O'Neill

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Marty O'Neill, born June 6, 1964 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is a former lacrosse player and former general manager of the Minnesota Swarm of the National Lacrosse League (NLL). O'Neill, a goaltender, first joined the Pittsburgh Bulls of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League (predecessor of the NLL) in 1991, but did not play.[1] He then played five seasons with the Boston Blazers, one with the Syracuse Smash, and two with the Buffalo Bandits before retiring after the 2000 season.

He was hired as the General Manager of the Philadelphia Wings in June 2001,[1] but led the Wings to only one playoff appearance in three years, and was fired after the 2004 season.[2] Only three months later, O'Neill was hired by the Minnesota Swarm to be their first-ever GM.[3] The Swarm finished 5th and missed the playoffs in their first year, but improved their record and made the playoffs in each of the next three seasons. For his efforts, O'Neill was named NLL GM of the Year in both 2007[4] and 2008,[5] becoming the first multiple winner of the award.

O'Neill played 11 seasons with the Victoria Shamrocks of the Western Lacrosse Association Senior "A" League, one season in the Ontario Senior A Lacrosse League with the Six Nations Chiefs, and two seasons of Sr. B lacrosse is Ladner, British Columbia. With the Shamrocks, O'Neill won 2 Mann Cups (1997, 1999), and 1 with Six Nations (1995).[6] As a Senior lacrosse player, O'Neill played 162 games in net with 110 assists and 193 penalty minutes. During this time, in the playoffs O'Neil played 82 games, scored 1 goal (1996), 51 assists, and had 148 penalty minutes.[7]

Statistics[edit]

NLL[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP Min GA Sv GAA Sv % GP Min GA Sv GAA Sv %
1990 Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1993 Boston 8 477 108 272 13.58 71.58% 4 236 34 112 8.64 76.71%
1994 Boston 8 480 91 252 11.38 73.47% -- -- -- -- -- --
1995 Boston 7 402 71 231 10.60 76.49% 1 60 10 25 10.00 71.43%
1996 Boston 10 530 99 265 11.21 72.80% 1 59 10 35 10.17 77.78%
1997 Boston 10 545 119 260 13.09 68.60% -- -- -- -- -- --
1998 Syracuse 10 456 139 296 18.29 68.05% -- -- -- -- -- --
1999 Buffalo 8 385 90 256 14.03 73.99% -- -- -- -- -- --
2000 Buffalo 5 161 43 92 16.07 68.15% 1 45 8 22 10.60 73.33%
NLL Totals 66 3,436 760 1,924 13.27 71.68% 7 400 62 194 9.29 75.78%

Junior/Senior[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP Min GA Sv GAA Sv % GP Min GA Sv GAA Sv %
1987 Victoria WLA 13 -- -- -- -- -- --
1988 Victoria WLA 14 4
1989 Victoria WLA 9 2
1990 Victoria WLA 14 4
1991 Victoria WLA 18 5
1992 Victoria WLA 17 5
1994 Victoria WLA 18 954 132 512 8.30 79.50% 6
1995 Six Nations OLA 9 12
1996 Victoria WLA 12 629 105 326 10.02 75.63% 8
1997 Victoria WLA 12 10
1998 Victoria WLA 11 596 82 386 8.25 81.77% 12
1999 Victoria WLA 13 676 103 337 9.14 76.59% 3
2002 Ladner WCSLA 2 1
2004 Ladner WCSLA 5 -- -- -- -- -- --
Senior Totals 162 82

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Philly, R.A. (June 12, 2001). "Marty O'Neill Named Wings GM". Outsider's Guide to the NLL. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  2. ^ Philly, R.A. (June 23, 2004). "Wings hire Lindsay Sanderson as coach, GM". Outsider's Guide to the NLL. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  3. ^ Philly, R.A. (September 15, 2004). "Minnesota picks O'Neill to build team". Outsider's Guide to the NLL. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  4. ^ "Marty O'Neill Named GM of the Year". NLL.com. May 3, 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  5. ^ "Marty O'Neill Named GM of the Year". NLL.com. May 8, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  6. ^ http://www.mnswarm.com/news/news.asp?news_id=08
  7. ^ http://wampsbibleoflacrosse.com/newstats/players.txt

Awards[edit]

Preceded by
Derek Keenan
NLL GM of the Year
2007, 2008
Succeeded by
Ed Comeau