Rock Sign Forward Brett Hickey

September 15, 2014

Toronto Rock General Manager Terry Sanderson has announced the signing of free agent forward Brett Hickey to a 1-year agreement. The contract is pending league approval. The Windsor, Ontario native was selected in the fifth round of the 2011 NLL Draft by the Vancouver Stealth. Hickey played his entire Junior lacrosse career with his hometown Windsor AKO Fratmen (now the Clippers) of the Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League (OJBLL). In…


Rock Steady: The Building of Toronto’s Defense

September 10, 2014

The Toronto Rock have made their defense and transition game stronger.  Almost two weeks ago the Rock traded Craig England, Mike Burke, second round pick in 2014 draft, 1st round in 2015 and a 2nd round in 2016 for Brodie Merrill and a 2nd round selection in 2015.  This was a move by the Connecticut organization to get back draft picks they never had from when they were the Wings….


Toronto Trades for Brodie Merrill

August 28, 2014

The Toronto Rock and recently-relocated Connecticut-based franchise have completed a blockbuster deal pending league approval. The trade involves the Rock acquiring superstar transition player Brodie Merrill along with a 2nd round pick in the 2015 NLL Draft in exchange for forward Mike Burke, defenceman Craig England, Toronto’s 2nd round pick (17th overall) in the upcoming 2014 NLL Draft, Toronto’s 1st round pick in the 2015 NLL Draft and Toronto’s 2nd…


Swarm Send Sorensen to Toronto for O’Connor

August 20, 2014

Toronto Rock General Manager Terry Sanderson has announced the acquisition of transition player Brock Sorensen from the Minnesota Swarm in exchange for transition player Ethan O’Connor and Toronto’s first round pick in the 2017 NLL Draft. The Swarm selected Sorensen with the 2nd overall pick in a very deep first round of the 2012 NLL Draft. The 6’6” native of Peterborough, ON enjoyed a great rookie season in 2013 with…


Rock Re-Sign Miller, Marshall, Edwards, O’Connor

August 15, 2014

Toronto Rock General Manager Terry Sanderson has announced the signing of goaltender Brandon Miller to a two-year agreement. Along with the last line of defence being under contract, Toronto has re-signed defencemen Damon Edwards to a three-year deal, Rob Marshall to a two-year contract and Ethan O’Connor to a one-year pact. The signings are pending league approval. Miller was acquired at the 2014 NLL trade deadline in March and won…


Rock Extend Ross and Hellyer to Multi Year Deals

August 13, 2014

The Toronto Rock have continued to make moves today as they have signed fourth year righty forward Rob Hellyer to a three year deal and restricted free agent Kevin Ross to a two year agreement. Rob excelled in an increased role in 2014,” said general manager Terry Sanderson.  “We think this is just a sign of things to come for him and we’re excited to have Rob as a part…


Toronto Signs Defenseman Jeff Gilbert

August 12, 2014

Toronto Rock General Manager Terry Sanderson has announced the signing of unrestricted free agent defenceman Jeff Gilbert to a two-year agreement.  Along with the signing of Gilbert, Sanderson also inked free agents Mark White and Mike Burke to one-year deals.  All signings are pending league approval. The 31-year old Gilbert played the last three seasons in Minnesota after being dealt to the Swarm by the Rock following the 2011 season. …


Billings, Vinc and Jamieson NLL MVP Candidates

June 19, 2014

The National Lacrosse League has announced three finalists for the 2014 NLL Most Valuable Player award. Toronto Rock forward Garrett Billings joins two Rochester Knighthawks players, forward Cody Jamieson and goaltender Matt Vinc, on the MVP ballot as candidates for one of the league’s top honors.   Billings led the NLL in average points-per-game (6.73) and finished third in the league with 101 points (32+69) despite just 15 games played with…


NLL League Announces Finalists for 2014 Sportsmanship Award

June 9, 2014

Toronto’s Billings, Edmonton’s Knight & Buffalo’s Williams all honored for high level of play and respect for the game The National Lacrosse League has announced three finalists for the 2014 NLL Sportsmanship Award. Toronto Rock forward Garrett Billings, Edmonton Rush forward Curtis Knight and Buffalo Bandits forward Shawn Williams were all deemed to have exemplified a high level of sportsmanship to go along with tremendous play on the field this…


Toronto Rock Season Didn’t Roll As Planned

May 29, 2014

This season was not a great year for the Toronto Rock. Coming into the 2014 season the Rock were looked at as one of the favorites to win the eastern title and dethrone the Rochester Knighthawks. The Rock finished with a 9-9 record and made the playoffs but were defeated by their rivals the Buffalo Bandits in the first round. The story of the Rock season had to be blown leads,…