2000 NLL season
|2000 NLL season|
|League||National Lacrosse League|
|Duration||January 7, 2000 – May 6, 2000|
|Number of teams||8|
|League champions||Toronto Rock|
|Season MVP||John Tavares (Buffalo Bandits)|
|Top scorer||John Tavares (Buffalo Bandits)
Gary Gait (Pittsburgh CrosseFire)
|Finals MVP||Dan Stroup (Toronto)|
The 2000 National Lacrosse League season began on January 7, 2000 and concluded with the championship game on May 6, 2000. The Toronto Rock defeated the Rochester Knighthawks 14-13. Kaleb Toth scored the winning goal with less than two seconds left in regulation to give the Rock their second straight championship.
One expansion team was added to the NLL for the 2000 season, the Albany Attack. In addition, the Baltimore Thunder left Baltimore and became the Pittsburgh CrosseFire, though the franchise would only last a single season in Pittsburgh before moving to Washington.
|1||Toronto Rock – xyz||12||9||3||.750||0.0||5–1||4–2||162||130||+32||13.50||10.83|
|2||Buffalo Bandits – x||12||8||4||.667||1.0||5–1||3–3||202||194||+8||16.83||16.17|
|3||Rochester Knighthawks – x||12||8||4||.667||1.0||5–1||3–3||187||149||+38||15.58||12.42|
|4||Philadelphia Wings – x||12||7||5||.583||2.0||4–2||3–3||172||165||+7||14.33||13.75|
|7||New York Saints||12||3||9||.250||6.0||2–4||1–5||152||194||-42||12.67||16.17|
x: Clinched playoff berth; c: Clinched playoff berth by crossing over to another division; y: Clinched division; z: Clinched best regular season record; GP: Games Played
W: Wins; L: Losses; GB: Games back; PCT: Win percentage; Home: Record at Home; Road: Record on the Road; GF: Goals scored; GA: Goals allowed
Differential: Difference between goals scored and allowed; GF/GP: Average number of goals scored per game; GA/GP: Average number of goals allowed per game
All Star Game
No All-Star game was held in 2000.
|MVP Award||John Tavares||Buffalo|
|Rookie of the Year Award||John Grant Jr.||Rochester|
|Championship Game MVP||Dan Stroup||Toronto|
Each week, a player is awarded "Player of the Week" honours.
|Week||Player of the Week|
|11||John Grant Jr.|
|13||John Grant, Jr.|
Awards are also given out monthly for the best overall player and best rookie.
|Jan||Ted Dowling||John Grant, Jr.|
|Feb||John Tavares||Devin Dalep|
|Mar||Rob Blasdell||John Grant, Jr.|
Bold numbers indicate new single-season records. Italics indicate tied single-season records.
|Loose balls||Jim Veltman||Toronto||167|
|Save pct||Bob Watson||Toronto||77.2|
- "National Lacrosse League - 2000 Regular Season - Standings". NLL.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012.