Rob Blasdell

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Rob Blasdell
— Lacrosse player —
Born (1970-05-15) May 15, 1970 (age 46)
Brantford, ON, CAN
Position Goaltender
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 205 pounds (93 kg)
NLL team
F. Teams
Edmonton Rush
Arizona Sting
San Jose Stealth
Albany Attack
Toronto Rock
Ontario Raiders
Philadelphia Wings
Nationality Canada
Pro career 1998present
Shoots Left
Nickname Blazer

Rob "Blazer" Blasdell (born May 15, 1970 in Brantford, Ontario) is a lacrosse goaltender who plays for the Edmonton Rush in the National Lacrosse League.

Professional career[edit]

Blasdell began his career with the Ontario Raiders in 1998, moving with them to Toronto the next year. After being left unprotected by the Rock, Blasdell was selected by the expansion Albany Attack in the 1999 expansion draft. Blasdell played four seasons in Albany, and was named NLL Goaltender of the Year in 2002 when he led the Attack to the NLL finals.

The Attack moved to San Jose before the 2004 season and Blasdell played in all 16 games that season, but after a blockbuster trade brought goaltender Anthony Cosmo to San Jose in the summer of 2004, Blasdell served as a backup for Cosmo for the 2005 season. He was then dealt to the Arizona Sting, where he earned the starting role and returned to the championship game in 2007.

After the cancellation and subsequent reinstatement of the 2008 season, the Arizona Sting and Boston Blazers announced that they would not be playing in 2008.[1] A dispersal draft was held, and Blasdell was selected third overall by the Philadelphia Wings.[2] When the Arizona Sting ceased operations prior to the 2009 NLL season, another dispersal draft was held, and Blasdell was again selected by the Philadelphia Wings.[3]

Statistics[edit]

NLL[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP Min GA Sv GAA Sv % GP Min GA Sv GAA Sv %
1998 Ontario 5 161 42 90 15.65 68.18% -- -- -- -- -- --
1999 Toronto 5 149 21 87 8.46 80.56% 2 0 0 0 0.00 0.00%
2000 Albany 12 674 144 434 12.82 75.09% -- -- -- -- -- --
2001 Albany 13 745 151 474 12.16 75.84% -- -- -- -- -- --
2002 Albany 16 934 187 644 12.01 77.50% 2 118 23 78 11.67 77.23%
2003 Albany 16 855 168 513 11.79 75.33% -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 San Jose 16 600 128 333 12.79 72.23% 1 43 9 22 12.50 70.97%
2005 San Jose 5 157 35 95 13.37 73.08% -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 Arizona 12 622 129 362 12.45 73.73% 2 118 24 80 12.17 76.92%
2007 Arizona 16 844 154 490 10.95 76.09% 3 178 29 133 9.76 82.10%
2008 Philadelphia 14 659 153 434 13.93 75.09% 1 30 8 19 16.00 70.37%
NLL Totals 130 6401 1312 3956 12.30 75.09% 11 488 93 332 11.43 78.12%

Note: GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; Sv = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards[edit]

Preceded by
Bob Watson
NLL Goaltender of the Year
2002
Succeeded by
Pat O'Toole

References[edit]

  1. ^ "League Releases New 2008 Schedule". NLL.com. November 2, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-02. 
  2. ^ "Dawson selected first overall by Portland". NLL.com. November 5, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  3. ^ "Dawson joins Boston Blazers". NLL.com. June 30, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-30.