According to Inside Lacrosse, Casey Powell has retired from Major League Lacrosse. Powell played in just three games for the Hamilton Nationals in 2012. He retires the all time leader in MLL points at 407.
Powell returned to MLL last season with the Nationals and nearly led them to the 2011 Championship, almost singleÂ handilyÂ defeating the Boston Cannons before he broke his knee cap in the final seconds of the game.
He sat out the 2011 National Lacrosse League season with the injury and returned to MLL for three games. After those three games he was suspended for a hit against the Chesapeake Bayhawks and never returned.
Powell told Inside Lacrosse he wants to play in the NLL again next season but it is not set in stone. Powell said he will still play lacrosse (his brother Mikey plays LXM pro) and he will keep his options open, but he will no longer play in MLL.
Powell is one of the most accomplished American lacrosse players of all time. In 2010 with the Orlando Titans he won the NLL MVP, the first American to do so, and he has won a Championship in the MLL.
He told Inside Lacrosse that his participation in the Lake Placid tournament led MLL to suspend Powell for the reminder of 2012 and for part of the 2013 season.