All-Pro Teams and Awards for 2013

Vinc, who set the new NLL single-season record with 662 saves, also led the league in goals against average (10.17) and save percentage (.803), along with 955:28 minutes played, the second-most in NLL history, out of the team's total of 960:00 (99.5%). Backstopping the Knighthawks defense that allowed the fewest goals in the NLL, the eight-year veteran became the first NLL goalie to win Goaltender of the Year three times and helped lead the defending champions back to the NLL Championship Game in 2013. The St. Catharines, Ontario native, who played collegiately at Canisius College, was drafted in the first round (6th overall) of the 2005 Draft. Vinc was previously named to the All-Pro Team in 2008, 2010 and 2011.

Second Team All-Pro
Forward Callum Crawford, Minnesota Swarm (1st selection)
Forward Curtis Dickson, Calgary Roughnecks (1st selection)
Forward John Grant, Jr., Colorado Mammoth (9th selection)
Transition Jesse Gamble, Toronto Rock (1st selection)
Defense Mike Grimes, Washington Stealth (1st selection)
Goaltender Brandon Miller, Philadelphia Wings (1st selection)

Crawford finished fourth in the NLL with 95 points (32+63), third with 63 assists and tied for 10th with 32 goals in 14 games played. The Swarm's eight-year NLL veteran also ranked fourth in the league in shooting percentage (.239). The Ottawa, Ontario native, who played collegiately at Dowling College, was a second-round pick (18th overall) in the 2005 Draft.

Dickson scored in every game to rank third in the league with 42 goals, led the NLL in both game-winning goals (5) and shorthanded goals (6) and finished 10th in shooting percentage (.203). The three-year veteran and Port Coquitlam, British Columbia native, who played collegiately at the University of Delaware, was selected by the Roughnecks with the third overall pick of the 2010 Draft.

Grant, Jr. ranked fifth in the NLL with 91 points (43+48), second with 43 goals, tied for first with 15 power play goals, and 10th with 48 assists. The Peterborough, Ontario native, who played collegiately at the University of Delaware, was the first overall pick of the 1999 Draft. The Mammoth's 13-year NLL veteran was previously named to the All-Pro Team from 2000-2003, 2005-2007, and 2012.

Gamble finished eighth in the league with 108 loose balls and recorded 15 points (9+6) this season. The second-year pro was the runner up for Transition Player of the Year in 2013. The Rockwood, Ontario native, who played collegiately at Cornell University, was the Rock's second-round (17th overall) selection in the 2011 NLL Entry Draft.

Grimes ranked second among NLL defensemen with 20 points (8+12), tied for second in assists (12), third in goals (8), fourth in loose balls (95), and had 14 forced turnovers. The Peterborough, Ontario native was the sixth overall selection in the 2006 NLL Entry Draft. The seven-year veteran, who was the runner up for Defensive Player of the Year, helped lead the Stealth to their third Championship Game in the last four years in 2013.

Miller, who finished fifth in the league in both saves (556) and minutes played (831:51) in 15 games played for the Wings, was the runner up for Goaltender of the Year this season. The Orangeville, Ontario native and 13-year veteran ranks second among the league's active goalies with 174 career games played.

The announcement of Season Awards continues with the Moe's Southwest Grill Rookie of the Year award on Wednesday followed by the Most Valuable Player award presented by Reebok on Thursday.

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2013-05-08



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