Colin Doyle (lacrosse)
|— Lacrosse player —|
September 8, 1977 |
Kitchener, Ontario, CAN
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||215 pounds (98 kg)|
|MSL team||Six Nations Chiefs|
|Former NLL teams||Toronto Rock
San Jose Stealth
|MLL Team||Toronto Nationals|
Colin "Popeye" Doyle (born September 8, 1977 in Kitchener, Ontario) is a Canadian former professional lacrosse player and captain for the Toronto Rock of the National Lacrosse League and the Six Nations Chiefs of Major Series Lacrosse.
National Lacrosse League (NLL) career
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.
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." 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.||”|
On November 9, 2016, Doyle announced his retirement from lacrosse.
Major League Lacrosse (MLL) career
The Mann Cup is the trophy awarded to the senior men's lacrosse champions of Canada. The championship series is played between the British Columbia Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) champion and the Ontario Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) champion.
Doyle has been a Mann Cup winner with both a WLA team and an MSL team.
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
2013 - Member of Six Nations Chiefs, winners of the Mann Cup, MSL champions
2014 - Member of Six Nations Chiefs, winners of the Mann Cup, MSL champions
International lacrosse career
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
|Colin Doyle||Regular Season||Playoffs|
|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|
GP–Games played;G–Goals;A–Assists;Pts–Points;LB–Loose balls;PIM–Penalty minutes;Pts/GP–Points per games played;LB/GP–Loose balls per games played;PIM/GP–Penalty minutes per games played;
- "Colossal Trade as Season Nears". NLL.com. December 27, 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-27.
- Tutka, Paul (January 9, 2009). "NLL Insider Top 50: Colin Doyle #1". NLLInsider.com. Retrieved 2009-01-12.
- "All-Star reserves announced". NLL.com. February 19, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-05.
- "Full lineups for NLL All-Star Game announced". NLL.com. February 8, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
- "Breaking: Colin Doyle Swapped for Lewis Ratcliff, Tyler Codron, and Joel Dalgarno". NLLInsider.com. December 14, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-14.
- "Captain Colin Doyle retires". Toronto Rock website. November 9, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2016.
- "Wamps Bible of Lacrosse". wampsbibleoflacrosse.com. February 2, 2015. Retrieved 2015-02-02.
- "Major Series Lacrosse Statistics 2010-2014 - Colin Doyle". pointstreak.com. February 2, 2015. Retrieved 2015-02-02.
- "Major Series Lacrosse Statistics 2009 - Colin Doyle". pointstreak.com. February 2, 2015. Retrieved 2015-02-02.
- "Western Lacrosse Association Statistics 2007 - Colin Doyle". wla.stats.pointstreak.com. February 2, 2015. Retrieved 2015-02-02.
- "Western Lacrosse Association Statistics 2005 - Colin Doyle". wla.stats.pointstreak.com. February 2, 2015. Retrieved 2015-02-02.
- "National Lacrosse League Pointstreak Stats". NLL.com. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
|NLL Rookie of the Year
|Champion's Cup MVP
|Champion's Cup MVP
|NLL Most Valuable Player
|Champion's Cup MVP
|Toronto Rock captain