Pat McCready

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Pat McCready
— Lacrosse player —
Rochester Knighthawks - 2012 - Pat McCready at city ceremony cropped.JPG
Born (1974-10-18) October 18, 1974 (age 42)
St. Catharines, ON, CAN
Position Forward
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 190 pounds (86 kg)
MSL team Peterborough Lakers
Former NLL teams Rochester Knighthawks
Toronto Rock
Buffalo Bandits
Charlotte Cobras
Nationality Canada
Pro career 19962012
Shoots Right
Nickname Speedy

Pat McCready (born October 18, 1974 in St. Catharines, Ontario) is a retired Canadian lacrosse player who played most of his National Lacrosse League career for Rochester Knighthawks and Buffalo Bandits. As of 2013, he ranks third in NLL history in loose balls (1,593), second in penalty minutes (468), and seventh in games played (219).

NLL career[edit]

McCready made his professional lacrosse debut in 1996 with the Charlotte Cobras. In 1997, he joined the Rochester Knighthawks where he played until he was traded to the Buffalo Bandits in a blockbuster deal that exchanged seven players between the two teams before the 2002 season.[1] In 2007, McCready made his National Lacrosse League All-Star Game debut.[2]

On August 5, 2009, McCready was traded from the Buffalo Bandits along with a third round draft pick in 2009 to the Toronto Rock in exchange for a second round draft pick in the 2009 entry draft, first round pick in 2010, and a second round pick in 2011.[3]

On December 18, 2010 McCready signed a one-year deal with the Rochester Knighthawks.[4] He played the 2011 and 2012 seasons as a teammate of his nephew, Joel McCready, winning a championship in 2012. McCready retired before the 2013 season.

Canadian Box career[edit]

Junior[edit]

McCready played five years with the St. Catharines Athletics of the OLA Junior A Lacrosse League. During his rookie season with the Niagara Spartan Warriors, he was called up to play with the Athletics. McCready played with the team the entire playoffs and helped the team to their second league championship in a row. In 1995, McCready was named the league's "Best Defensive Player".[5]

Senior[edit]

McCready won the Mann Cup with the Brampton Excelsiors in 1998. He also won the Presidents Cup in 2003 with the Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks. He currently plays for the Peterborough Lakers of Major League Lacrosse.

Family[edit]

Pat's nephew, Joel McCready, currently plays for the Rochester Knighthawks. Pat's late father, Bob "Buff" McCready, who was the Bandits' first head coach in 1992, was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1997.

Statistics[edit]

NLL[edit]

Reference:[6]

Pat McCready Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts LB PIM Pts/GP LB/GP PIM/GP GP G A Pts LB PIM Pts/GP LB/GP PIM/GP

1996 Charlotte Cobras 10 14 11 25 71 20 2.50 7.10 2.00
1997 Rochester Knighthawks 10 4 15 19 48 8 1.90 4.80 0.80 2 0 1 1 5 7 0.50 2.50 3.50
1998 Rochester Knighthawks 9 8 14 22 46 37 2.44 5.11 4.11 1 0 3 3 7 2 3.00 7.00 2.00
1999 Rochester Knighthawks 10 7 16 23 46 8 2.30 4.60 0.80 2 0 0 0 4 2 0.00 2.00 1.00
2000 Rochester Knighthawks 9 13 10 23 43 10 2.56 4.78 1.11 2 0 0 0 11 2 0.00 5.50 1.00
2001 Rochester Knighthawks 13 10 11 21 70 52 1.62 5.38 4.00 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 2.00 0.00
2002 Buffalo Bandits 16 16 24 40 173 13 2.50 10.81 0.81
2003 Buffalo Bandits 15 14 15 29 118 29 1.93 7.87 1.93 2 1 3 4 13 2 2.00 6.50 1.00
2004 Buffalo Bandits 16 6 20 26 166 36 1.63 10.38 2.25 3 2 2 4 24 0 1.33 8.00 0.00
2005 Buffalo Bandits 13 7 16 23 77 44 1.77 5.92 3.38 1 1 2 3 9 2 3.00 9.00 2.00
2006 Buffalo Bandits 15 11 15 26 154 36 1.73 10.27 2.40 3 1 3 4 27 0 1.33 9.00 0.00
2007 Buffalo Bandits 13 5 18 23 126 25 1.77 9.69 1.92 2 1 1 2 11 2 1.00 5.50 1.00
2008 Buffalo Bandits 15 8 15 23 121 44 1.53 8.07 2.93 3 0 8 8 23 19 2.67 7.67 6.33
2009 Buffalo Bandits 9 4 12 16 55 24 1.78 6.11 2.67 2 0 2 2 16 6 1.00 8.00 3.00
2010 Toronto Rock 15 3 6 9 84 28 0.60 5.60 1.87 3 0 4 4 17 0 1.33 5.67 0.00
2011 Rochester Knighthawks 15 6 12 18 101 18 1.20 6.73 1.20 1 0 0 0 9 0 0.00 9.00 0.00
2012 Rochester Knighthawks 16 5 13 18 94 38 1.13 5.88 2.38 3 1 1 2 20 7 0.67 6.67 2.33
219 141 243 384 1,593 470 1.75 7.27 2.15 31 7 30 37 198 51 1.19 6.39 1.65
Career Total: 250 148 273 421 1,791 521 1.68 7.16 2.08

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;

Canadian Lacrosse Association[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991 Niagara Spartan Warriors OLA Jr.B 18 10 9 19 39 -- -- -- -- --
1991 St. Catharines Athletics OLA Jr.A 6 1 0 1 20 8 2 2 4 2
1992 St. Catharines Athletics OLA Jr.A 20 3 8 11 32 14 1 1 2 25
1993 St. Catharines Athletics OLA Jr.A 21 3 8 11 53 16 6 2 8 46
1994 St. Catharines Athletics OLA Jr.A 24 17 33 50 69 13 3 17 20 41
1995 St. Catharines Athletics OLA.Jr.A 20 14 35 49 36 13 7 17 24 12
1996 North Shore Indians WLA 20 18 22 40 17 11 4 9 13 9
1997 North Shore Indians WLA 8 1 12 13 37 11 2 5 7 33
1998 Brampton Excelsiors MSL 11 15 15 30 4 5 2 3 5 13
Mann Cup Brampton Excelsiors CLA -- -- -- -- -- 3 2 5 7 26
1999 Six Nations Chiefs MSL 3 4 6 10 0 -- -- -- -- --
1999 Peterborough Lakers MSL 3 4 2 6 0 7 10 6 16 9
2000 Peterborough Lakers MSL 9 12 17 29 19 3 3 3 6 0
2001 St. Catharines Athletics MSL 13 18 17 35 17 4 6 12 18 2
2002 St. Catharines Athletics MSL 4 6 7 13 23 -- -- -- -- --
2002 Brooklin Redmen MSL 4 6 8 14 0 8 6 8 14 22
2003 St. Catharines Athletics MSL 4 3 6 9 10 3 3 3 6 7
2003 Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks OLA Sr. B 2 3 0 3 0 6 8 4 12 6
2004 St. Catharines Athletics MSL 9 4 9 13 12 2 1 0 1 2
2004 Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks OLA Sr. B 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 5 11 10
2005 Brampton Excelsiors MSL 10 15 19 34 46 12 7 14 21 32
2006 Brampton Excelsiors MSL 5 4 7 11 6 11 6 8 14 26
2007 Brampton Excelsiors MSL 7 5 7 12 2 11 4 10 14 22
2008 Brampton Excelsiors MSL 2 1 1 2 2 9 8 13 21 4
2009 St. Regis Indians MSL 11 10 16 26 6 9 5 13 18 12
Junior A Totals 91 38 84 122 210 64 19 39 58 126
Junior B Totals 18 10 9 19 39 0 0 0 0 0
Senior A Totals 123 126 149 275 201 106 67 107 174 193
Senior B Totals 2 3 0 3 0 9 14 9 23 16
Mann Cup Totals -- -- -- -- -- 3 2 5 7 26

Awards[edit]

Preceded by
Sandy Chapman
NLL Defensive Player of the Year
2011
Succeeded by
Kyle Rubisch

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bandits, Knighthawks swap seven in blockbuster trade". The Outsiders Guide to the NLL. Retrieved 2007-08-03. 
  2. ^ "Will Speedy Throw Down?:Bandits vet Pat McCready has waited 12 years for his All-Star opportunity". LaxMagazine.com. Retrieved 2007-08-03. 
  3. ^ "ROCK ACQUIRE PAT McCREADY FROM BUFFALO BANDITS". TorontoRock.com. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  4. ^ "Knighthawks bring back veteran McCready". OurSportsCentral.com. December 19, 2010. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  5. ^ "O.L.A. Junior A Trophy Winners". wampsbibleoflacrosse.com. 
  6. ^ "National Lacrosse League Pointstreak Stats". NLL.com. Retrieved January 11, 2017.