Patrick Merrill

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Patrick Merrill
— Lacrosse player —
Born (1979-02-22) February 22, 1979 (age 35)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Position Defenseman
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 180 pounds (82 kg)
MSL team Brampton Excelsiors
NLL team
F. Teams
Toronto Rock
Orlando Titans
New York Titans
MLL Team
F. Teams
Free Agent
Toronto Nationals
Nationality Canada
NLL Draft 1st overall, 2002
Toronto Rock
Pro career 2003–present
Shoots Right
Nickname Mad Dog

Patrick Merrill (born February 22, 1979 in Montreal, Quebec) is a lacrosse player for the Toronto Rock in the National Lacrosse League and formerly of the Toronto Nationals in Major League Lacrosse.

Professional career[edit]

Merrill was a first round draft choice of the Toronto Rock in 2002,[1] and after four seasons with the Rock, was chosen first overall by the Boston Blazers in the 2008 expansion draft.[2] However, following the cancellation and subsequent reinstatement of the 2008 season, the Blazers, along with the Arizona Sting, announced that they would not participate in the 2008 season.[3] A dispersal draft was held, and Merrill was chosen second overall by the Titans.[4]

Merrill's brother Brodie Merrill also plays in the NLL for the Philadelphia Wings.

Statistics[edit]

NLL[edit]

Reference:[5]

Patrick Merrill 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
2003 Toronto Rock 16 3 2 5 63 39 0.31 3.94 2.44 2 1 1 2 7 6 1.00 3.50 3.00
2004 Toronto Rock 13 1 3 4 49 41 0.31 3.77 3.15 1 0 0 0 7 0 0.00 7.00 0.00
2005 Toronto Rock 12 1 7 8 68 39 0.67 5.67 3.25 2 0 4 4 13 6 2.00 6.50 3.00
2006 Toronto Rock 16 2 9 11 93 45 0.69 5.81 2.81 1 0 0 0 7 2 0.00 7.00 2.00
2007 Toronto Rock 13 0 10 10 57 53 0.77 4.38 4.08 1 1 1 2 3 2 2.00 3.00 2.00
2008 New York Titans 14 0 5 5 78 61 0.36 5.57 4.36 2 0 1 1 8 16 0.50 4.00 8.00
2009 New York Titans 14 3 4 7 64 32 0.50 4.57 2.29 3 1 0 1 13 8 0.33 4.33 2.67
2010 Orlando Titans 16 1 12 13 75 41 0.81 4.69 2.56 2 0 2 2 6 6 1.00 3.00 3.00
2011 Toronto Rock 15 2 2 4 55 26 0.27 3.67 1.73 3 1 1 2 9 2 0.67 3.00 0.67
2012 Toronto Rock 16 2 1 3 44 48 0.19 2.75 3.00 2 0 0 0 8 0 0.00 4.00 0.00
2013 Toronto Rock 16 1 6 7 56 27 0.44 3.50 1.69 1 0 0 0 5 2 0.00 5.00 2.00
2014 Toronto Rock 10 1 1 2 31 33 0.20 3.10 3.30 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 2.00 0.00
171 17 62 79 733 485 0.46 4.29 2.84 21 4 10 14 88 50 0.67 4.19 2.38
Career Total: 192 21 72 93 821 535 0.48 4.28 2.79

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. ^ "All-Time Toronto Rock Lacrosse Club Draft Picks". Toronto Rock website. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-07-31. 
  2. ^ "Pat Merrill Selected First Overall By Boston". NLL.com. July 31, 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-31. 
  3. ^ "League Releases New 2008 Schedule". NLL.com. November 2, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-02. 
  4. ^ "Dawson selected first overall by Portland". NLL.com. November 5, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  5. ^ "Toronto Rock - 2014 Playoffs - Roster - #9 - Patrick Merrill - D". NLL.com. Retrieved June 4, 2014.