Jim Moss

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Jim Moss
Born (1977-03-03) March 3, 1977 (age 45)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
NationalityCanadian
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight210 pounds (95 kg)
ShootsRight
PositionDefense
NLL team
Former teams
Colorado Mammoth
San Jose Stealth
Albany Attack
Pro career20012008
NicknameThe Axe

Jim Moss (born March 3, 1977 in Toronto, Ontario) is a former professional lacrosse player. Moss was named the National Lacrosse League's Defensive Player of the Year in 2003.[1] Entered into the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame in 2007 as well as the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame as a member of Team Canada in 2007.[2] Moss represented Team Canada in three sports (Ice Hockey, Field Lacrosse, Indoor Lacrosse) winning gold, silver, and bronze medals in international competition and is a winner of Canada's historic Mann Cup.

Hockey and Lacrosse Statistics[edit]

National Lacrosse League[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts LB PIM GP G A Pts LB PIM
2001 Albany 5 2 6 8 24 4 -- -- -- -- -- --
2002 Albany 16 9 12 21 127 53 2 0 1 1 16 7
2003 Albany 16 11 5 16 113 42 -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 San Jose 16 11 5 16 82 44 1 1 1 2 9 0
2005 San Jose 16 4 5 9 85 34 -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 San Jose 12 1 1 2 57 35 -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 Colorado 8 3 8 11 40 36 0 0 0 0 0 0
NLL Totals 89 41 42 83 528 248 3 1 2 3 25 7

Hockey and Lacrosse career[edit]

Jim Moss played both ice hockey and lacrosse his entire early life and ultimately earned the opportunity to represent team Canada in three sports - Ice Hockey, Field Lacrosse, and Indoor Lacrosse.

Growing up, he played hockey in Brampton, Ontario, Canada starting at the age of seven, where he is now a member of the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame. He began playing Junior A tier 2 for the Brampton Capitals at the age of 15 and then went on to become a member of the London Knights OHL hockey club for the 96-97 season and the 97-98 season. He was named team captain of the 97-98 squad. Following the Ontario Hockey League, he played for the Western Mustangs University team in the CIAU and represented Team Canada at the FISU World Games in Slovakia, where the team earned a bronze medal. He finished his hockey career off with the Huntington Blizzards of the ECHL after suffering a number of concussions he was forced to take a season off and decided at that time to return to professional lacrosse in NLL.

Jim's lacrosse career also began in Brampton Ontario, playing in the Ontario Minor Lacrosse Association. He was called up to play Junior for the Brampton Excelsiors in 1992, and then represented Canada with the Jr Men's National Lacrosse team in 1996. Jim served as Team Captain in their silver medal winning effort. Jim was also selected to represent Team Canada in the first ever World Indoor Lacrosse Championship where he won his first gold medal. Jim also played for the Brampton Excelsiors Sr. Lacrosse team where he won his first Mann Cup in 2005, scoring the series winning goal against the Victoria Shamrocks. While living and playing lacrosse in San Jose California, Jim coached children at all ages and competitive classes, both men's and women's lacrosse, and including an assistant coaching role with the Stanford NCAA Division 1 Women's lacrosse program.

Personal life[edit]

Jim has been married to his wife Jennifer Leigh Moss (formerly Jennifer Young) since July 9, 2005. The couple has three daughters, Willow Olivia and Lyla.[citation needed]

In September 2009, Jim Moss contracted what was believed to be Guillane-Barre Syndrome.[3] Since then this diagnosis has been rescinded, leaving his diagnosis as an undefined post-viral neuro-muscular disease. The Auto-immune disease ended Jim's professional sports career.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stealth Sign Defenseman Jim Moss". OurSportsCentral.com. November 17, 2004. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  2. ^ Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame
  3. ^ "Jim Moss lacrosse comeback cut short by additional health issues, Calgary goes 'Xtreme', Doyle back in K-W, plus the links". Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2011-05-29.
  4. ^ "TheRecord - Lacrosse player's illness leads to a 'smile epidemic'". Archived from the original on 2012-08-23.
Preceded by NLL Defensive Player of the Year
2003
Succeeded by