Ryan Cousins

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Ryan Cousins
— Lacrosse player —
Ryan Cousins.jpg
Born (1981-04-01) April 1, 1981 (age 33)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Position Defenseman
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 200 pounds (91 kg)
Former NLL teams Rochester Knighthawks
Minnesota Swarm
Arizona Sting
Columbus Landsharks
Nationality Canada
NLL Draft 5th overall, 2001
Columbus Landsharks
Pro career 20022012
Shoots Right

Ryan Cousins (born April 1, 1981 in Toronto, Ontario) is a former professional lacrosse player. Cousins played for eleven seasons in the National Lacrosse League, winning a championship in 2012 with the Rochester Knighthawks. He was selected to play in the National Lacrosse League All-Star Game in both 2004 and 2005. Cousins plays for the Victoria Shamrocks of the WLA in the offseason.[1]

Cousins was awarded the National Lacrosse League Defensive Player of the Year Award in both the 2007 and 2008 seasons.[2][3] During the 2009 NLL season, he was named a reserve to the All-Star game.[4]

In July 2011, Cousins was traded to the Edmonton Rush, along with Aaron Wilson and Kevin Croswell, in exchange for a number of entry draft picks.[5] Three months later, Cousins was traded again, this time to the Rochester Knighthawks. The Rush sent Cousins, Alex Kedoh-Hill, and Andy Secore to Rochester for Knighthawks captain Shawn Williams and Aaron Bold.[6]

Cousins suffered a knee injury prior to the 2012 season, and was considering retirement, but was convinced by the Knighthawks to return.[7] Cousins' decision paid off, as the Knighthawks won the 2012 NLL Championship. After suffering another injury prior to the 2013 season, Cousins announced his retirement in February, 2013.[7]

Statistics[edit]

NLL[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts LB PIM GP G A Pts LB PIM
2002 Columbus 12 0 1 1 59 13 -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 Columbus 12 0 2 2 31 13 -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 Arizona 13 2 3 5 29 17 -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 Minnesota 16 5 4 9 48 45 -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 Minnesota 14 2 6 8 65 32 1 0 1 1 4 0
2007 Minnesota 16 9 14 23 108 16 1 2 0 2 5 2
2008 Minnesota 16 9 5 14 87 36 1 0 0 0 9 0
2009 Minnesota 15 4 3 7 87 20 -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 Minnesota 7 0 4 4 33 16 -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 Minnesota 7 0 5 5 20 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Rochester 10 1 1 2 31 6 3 1 0 1 8 0
NLL Totals 138 32 48 80 598 216 7 3 1 4 26 2

Awards[edit]

Preceded by
Brodie Merrill
NLL Defensive Player of the Year
2007, 2008
Succeeded by
Billy Dee Smith

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ryan Cousins". Victoria Shamrocks website. Retrieved 2006-12-08. 
  2. ^ "Cousins named Defensive Player of the Year". NLL.com. May 1, 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-01. 
  3. ^ "Cousins Named Edge Defensive Player of the Year". NLL.com. May 12, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  4. ^ "All-Star reserves announced". NLL.com. February 19, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-05. 
  5. ^ "Edmonton & Minnesota make big trade". NLL.com. July 13, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  6. ^ Jenner, Teddy (October 9, 2011). "Rush and Knighthawks make Thanksgiving day swap". ILIndoor.com. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  7. ^ a b Rybczynski, Craig (February 15, 2013). "Knighthawks defender Ryan Cousins announces retirement after 11 NLL seasons". ILIndoor.com. Retrieved April 5, 2013.