The Colorado Mammoth have had a busy week, bringing in new coaches and moving players. One of those players is Jamie Shewchuk, an NLL veteran who is back in the league for the first time since last season. Shewchuk has had three stints with the Mammoth in his career.
“I am thrilled to be back in the NLL,” Shewchuk told us. “My heart is and always will be with the Mammoth. I live here and plan on raising a family here.”
Shewchuk was drafted by the Mammoth in 2006 and has 111 goals in his Mammoth career. Shewchuk also spent some time with the Minnesota Swarm. He also has 143 assists with the Mammoth and is two points away from 300 in his career.
“The last year and a half has been rough but I’ve been able to accomplish many things outside of playing lacrosse,” said Shewchuk. “Given our record, we need to string some wins together quickly down the stretch. I think my style of play fits in well with the current offense. I will cut the middle, set picks, do whatever the coaches ask of me.”
Colorado has seen several transactions this season to try to boost their offense. They added Athan Iannucci and brought back Casey Powell, and Shewchuk is the latest of these moves to try to get the offense to click.
“I think it’s great bringing in the three coaches Steve Govett did,” Shewchuck said. “They were all fierce competitors when they played and are champions. I know they are fired up and that will help our young team. I played with two of them so I have a good idea of what they are about. I can’t wait to go to war with my new teammates and new coaches.”
The Mammoth this weekend play the Calgary Roughnecks as they try to fight their way back into the western division race.