National Lacrosse League Defensive Player of the Year Award

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The Defensive Player of the Year Award is given annually to the National Lacrosse League player (not goaltenders) who is chosen as the best defensive player.

Past winners[edit]

Season Winner Team Win #
2015 Kyle Rubisch[1] Edmonton Rush 4
2014 Kyle Rubisch[2] Edmonton Rush 3
2013 Kyle Rubisch[3] Edmonton Rush 2
2012 Kyle Rubisch[4] Edmonton Rush 1
2011 Pat McCready [5] Rochester Knighthawks 1
2010 Sandy Chapman [6] Toronto Rock 1
2009 Billy Dee Smith [7] Buffalo Bandits 1
2008 Ryan Cousins [8] Minnesota Swarm 2
2007 Ryan Cousins [9] Minnesota Swarm 1
2006 Brodie Merrill [10] Portland LumberJax 1
2005 Andrew Turner [11] Rochester Knighthawks 1
2004 (Tie) Cam Woods [12] San Jose Stealth 1
Taylor Wray Calgary Roughnecks
2003 Jim Moss Albany Attack 1
2002 Pat Coyle Toronto Rock 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015 NLL Season Awards & Hall Of Fame Ceremony". NLL.com. September 29, 2015. Retrieved September 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ "League announces 2014 Season Award winners". NLL.com. September 21, 2014. Retrieved September 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Rush's Rubisch wins Defensive Player of the Year Award". NLL.com. May 1, 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rush's Rubisch wins Defensive Player of the Year". NLL.com. 2012-05-14. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  5. ^ "Shattler, McCready, & Vinc Honored". NLL.com. 2011-05-09. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  6. ^ "Merrill, Chapman, & Vinc Win Yearly Awards". NLL.com. May 12, 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-12. 
  7. ^ "Defense, Transition & Goaltender Awards". NLL.com. May 11, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-12. 
  8. ^ "Cousins Named Edge Defensive Player of the Year". NLL.com. May 12, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  9. ^ "Cousins Named Defenseman of the Year". NLL.com. May 1, 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  10. ^ "Merrill Wins Belmont.com Defensive Player of the Year". NLL.com. May 2, 2006. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  11. ^ "Turner Named Sportsbook.com Defensive Player". NLL.com. May 3, 2005. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  12. ^ "Wray & Woods Split Defensive Award". NLL.com. April 27, 2004. Retrieved 2008-05-12.