Shawn Evans (lacrosse)

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Shawn Evans
— Lacrosse player —
Born (1986-04-28) April 28, 1986 (age 29)
Peterborough, Ontario
Position Forward
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 180 pounds (82 kg)
MSL team Peterborough Lakers
NLL team
F. Teams
Calgary Roughnecks
Rochester Knighthawks
Nationality Canada
NLL Draft 2nd overall, 2005
Rochester Knighthawks
Pro career 2006–present

Shawn Evans (born April 28, 1986 in Peterborough, Ontario) is a Canadian professional lacrosse player who plays for the Calgary Roughnecks in the National Lacrosse League. Evans' brothers, Scott and Stephen have also played in the NLL.[1] Evans is the only lacrosse player in history to win the Minto Cup (the Canadian Junior lacrosse title), the Mann Cup (the Canadian Senior lacrosse title), and the NLL Champion's Cup all within 12 months of each other. He is also only one of three lacrosse players in history (the others being Craig Conn and Mark Matthews) to win 2 Minto Cups back to back (2006 & 2007) with 2 different Junior teams.

In May 2013, after winning the scoring title with 112 points, Evans was named NLL MVP.[2]

Junior career[edit]

During his seven-year tenure with the Peterborough Lakers and the Six Nations Arrows, Evans scored 199 goals and 462 points. He also finished his playoff career with 71 goals and 194 points. In combination with his regular season and playoff points, Evans his ranked 29th all time in Canadian Junior A lacrosse history with 656.[3]

Evans' awards and accomplishments during his junior career include:[4]

  • 2 Bobby Allan Awards (top scorer) - (2006–2007)
  • 2 OLA Jr.A regular season MVP awards - (2006–2007)
  • 3 Jim Veltman Awards (Most outstanding player) - (2005–2007)
  • 1 OLA Jr.A championship - (2007 with the Six Nations Arrows)
  • 2 Minto Cup National Championships - (2006 with the Peterborough Lakers, 2007 with the Six Nations Arrows)
  • 1 Minto Cup M.V.P award - (2006)

College career[edit]

Evans played a year of NCAA Division I lacrosse at Bellarmine University in 2005. He was the leading freshman scorer that year totalling 53 goals and 21 assists for 74 points.

Statistics[edit]

NLL[edit]

Reference:[5]

Shawn Evans 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

2006 Rochester Knighthawks 15 21 16 37 110 59 2.47 7.33 3.93 2 2 2 4 15 0 2.00 7.50 0.00
2007 Rochester Knighthawks 16 32 34 66 121 36 4.13 7.56 2.25 3 3 5 8 32 2 2.67 10.67 0.67
2008 Rochester Knighthawks 15 25 38 63 61 63 4.20 4.07 4.20
2009 Rochester Knighthawks 16 30 49 79 106 42 4.94 6.63 2.63 1 3 2 5 8 0 5.00 8.00 0.00
2010 Rochester Knighthawks 15 11 34 45 100 61 3.00 6.67 4.07
2011 Rochester Knighthawks 16 24 49 73 96 18 4.56 6.00 1.13 1 2 2 4 6 0 4.00 6.00 0.00
2012 Calgary Roughnecks 16 32 47 79 77 65 4.94 4.81 4.06 1 2 4 6 5 14 6.00 5.00 14.00
2013 Calgary Roughnecks 16 32 80 112 69 25 7.00 4.31 1.56 2 4 5 9 7 0 4.50 3.50 0.00
2014 Calgary Roughnecks 18 26 79 105 89 8 5.83 4.94 0.44 7 13 18 31 20 6 4.43 2.86 0.86
2015 Calgary Roughnecks 18 47 83 130 96 39 7.22 5.33 2.17 4 7 11 18 11 4 4.50 2.75 1.00
161 280 509 789 925 416 4.90 5.75 2.58 21 36 49 85 104 26 4.05 4.95 1.24
Career Total: 182 316 558 874 1,029 442 4.80 5.65 2.43

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;

OLA Jr.A[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001 Peterborough Lakers OLA Jr.A 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 30
2002 Peterborough Lakers OLA Jr.A 1 2 0 2 0 5 2 4 5 16
2003 Peterborough Lakers OLA Jr.A 20 32 35 67 60 5 8 13 21 39
2004 Peterborough Lakers OLA Jr.A 19 44 35 79 61 7 8 15 23 21
2005 Peterborough Lakers OLA Jr.A 22 47 46 93 69 11 21 21 42 40
2006 Peterborough Lakers OLA Jr.A 19 38 74 112 93 14 15 40 55 52
Minto Cup Peterborough Lakers CLA -- -- -- -- -- 4 14 13 27 8
2007 Six Nations Arrows OLA Jr.A 18 36 72 108 33 12 17 31 48 61
Minto Cup Six Nations CLA -- -- -- -- -- 5 7 18 25 7
Junior A Totals 100 199 263 462 316 55 71 123 194 259
Minto Cup Totals -- -- -- -- -- 9 21 31 52 15

MSL[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Peterborough Lakers MSL 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 5
Mann Cup Peterborough Lakers CLA -- -- -- -- -- 3 1 1 2 2
2005 Peterborough Lakers MSL 1 1 1 2 2 7 8 5 14 39
Mann Cup Peterborough lakers CLA -- -- -- -- -- 5 5 5 10 6
2006 Peterborough Lakers MSL 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mann Cup Peterborough Lakers CLA -- -- -- -- -- 2 3 4 7 8
2008 Peterborough Lakers MSL 10 17 36 53 41 11 8 14 22 106
2009 Peterborough Lakers MSL 16 28 40 68 40 15 24 33 57 58
Senior A Totals 28 48 77 125 93 34 42 52 94 208
Mann Cup Totals -- -- -- -- -- 10 9 10 19 16

Awards[edit]

Preceded by
John Grant, Jr.
NLL Most Valuable Player
2013
Succeeded by
Cody Jamieson

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stephen "Evvy" Evans joins defending champs". TorontoRock.com. Retrieved May 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Calgary's Evans wins 2013 NLL MVP award presented by Reebok". NLL.com. May 9, 2013. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Top 100 Career Leaders For Goals, Assists, And Points In Canadian Junior A Lacrosse". wampsbibleoflacrosse.com. 
  4. ^ "O.L.A. Junior A Trophy Winners". wampsbibleoflacrosse.com. 
  5. ^ "National Lacrosse League Pointstreak Stats". NLL.com. Retrieved May 24, 2015.