Delby Powless

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Delby Powless
— Lacrosse player —
Born (1980-07-03) July 3, 1980 (age 34)
Six Nations, Ontario
Position Forward
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 180 pounds (82 kg)
MSL team Six Nations Chiefs
Former NLL teams Buffalo Bandits
MLL Team
F. Teams
Free Agent
Toronto Nationals
Nationality Iroquois
NLL Draft 1st overall, 2004
Buffalo Bandits
Pro career 2005present
Shoots Right

Delby Powless (born July 3, 1980), is a Mohawk lacrosse player from the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation near Brantford, Ontario. He was born in Six Nations, Ontario, and is the grandnephew of Ross Powless and cousin of Gaylord Powless, both of whom are in the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame. He has played for the Buffalo Bandits of the National Lacrosse League and the Hamilton Nationals of Major League Lacrosse.

Lacrosse career[edit]

Junior[edit]

Powless played his first season with the Six Nations Jr.B Red Rebles for their inaugural season. He would then play for the Six Nations Arrows for of the OLA Junior A Lacrosse League for the remainder of his junior career.

In 1998, Powless had a career high 122 points, finishing third in league scoring. That same year, he led the Arrows to their a league championship, and was given the "Dean McLeod Award" for Playoffs M.V.P.[1]

Powless finished his junior career with 686 points (regular season and playoffs combined), ranking him 23rd all time in Canadian Junior A lacrosse history.[2]

College[edit]

Powless played for Rutgers University. At Rutgers, he received an honourable mention as an All-American.

NLL[edit]

Powless was drafted first overall by the Buffalo Bandits in the 2004 NLL entrt draft. During his five years with the Bandits, Powless has totaled 201 points and helped the Bandits to their first NLL championship in years in 2008. In 2010, Powless was released from Bandits so he is currently a free agent.

MLL[edit]

In 2009, Powless was claimed from the League Player Pool by Toronto Nationals.

International[edit]

Powless played on the Iroquois Nationals team in the inaugural World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in 2003 and again in 2007. Delby also played on the 2006 World Lacrosse Championship, where he scored 18 goals and 23 points and led his team to the fourth place.

Statistics[edit]

NLL[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts LB PIM GP G A Pts LB PIM
2005 Buffalo 13 20 24 44 57 4 1 1 4 5 2 0
2006 Buffalo 15 12 33 45 64 10 3 3 12 15 8 2
2007 Buffalo 15 21 22 43 50 4 2 2 6 8 9 2
2008 Buffalo 16 18 37 55 29 10 3 2 3 5 2 4
2009 Buffalo 8 3 11 14 10 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 Buffalo 1 0 0 0 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
NLL Totals 183 235 419 654 754 105 23 21 45 66 79 10

OLA[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996 Six Nations Red Rebles OLA Jr.B 10 16 17 33 31 3 3 2 5 12
1996 Six Nations Arrows OLA Jr.A 4 4 2 6 0 -- -- -- -- --
1997 Six Nations Arrows OLA Jr.A 18 37 44 81 65 15 34 23 57 19
1998 Six Nations Arrows OLA Jr.A 22 63 59 122 31 17 41 38 79 --
Minto Cup Six Nations Arrows CLA -- -- -- -- -- 5 4 5 9 21
1999 Six Nations Arrows OLA Jr.A 14 24 20 44 30 15 26 25 51 30
2000 Six Nations Arrows OLA Jr.A 19 37 34 71 43 10 12 20 32 21
2000 Six Nations Chiefs MSL 1 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
2001 Six Nations Arrows OLA Jr.A 18 30 51 81 23 13 20 33 53 24
2002 Six Nations Stars OLA Sr.B 7 32 18 50 17 6 18 13 31 16
2002 Six Nations Chiefs MSL 2 4 1 5 0 -- -- -- -- --
2003 Six Nations Chiefs MSL 13 24 22 46 49 4 5 8 13 0
2004 Six Nations Chiefs MSL 13 31 32 63 7 10 14 21 35 9
2005 Six Nations Chiefs MSL 17 32 40 72 24 7 7 6 13 19
2006 Six Nations Chiefs MSL 15 7 35 42 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 Six Nations Chiefs MSL 16 22 31 53 2 5 9 13 22 0
2008 Six Nations Chiefs MSL 17 10 37 47 2 4 4 6 10 0
2009 Six Nations Chiefs MSL 14 14 44 58 5 5 1 8 9 0
2010 Six Nations Chiefs MSL 11 5 14 19 0 6 3 7 10 0
Junior A Totals 95 195 210 405 192 70 133 139 272 94
Junior B Totals 10 16 17 33 31 3 3 2 5 12
Minto Cup Totals -- -- -- -- -- 5 4 5 9 21
Senior A Totals 116 149 257 406 89 41 43 69 112 28
Senior B Totals 7 32 18 50 17 6 18 13 31 16

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