Gavin Prout was drafted first overall by the New York Saints in 2001. He retired this past January as a member of the Colorado Mammoth. He also played with the Edmonton Rush during his 14 year career. He attempted a final season with the Rochester Knighthawks but did not make the roster. Prout played in a total of 196 games, winning the Champions Cup with Colorado in 2006. He was named playoff MVP for that series.
Prout has scored 983 points in the NLL (323 g, 660 a), and has scored over 1,000 point in other leagues during his professional career. His points per game average in the NLL is 5.02 and has never dropped below 3.7.
Prout has been a part of the All Star teams in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008; he was named an All Star reserve in 2009. In 2002, he was selected to the All Rookie team. Outside of the NLL, he has won two Minto Cups, one Mann Cup, and a gold medal with Canada at the World Field Championships.
Prout views his years as Colorado Mammoth captain as an important accomplishment as it showed that his skills and discipline had earned the confidence of the team for him to lead. The Mammoth retired his jersey March 29, 2015.
Prout was a tenacious player on the field and a respected leader off of it. He was the face of the Colorado Mammoth for a large part of his career. He was considered a great teammate by those who played with him and coached him.
,Unlike many other NLL retirees, Prout has not gone into coaching, electing instead to stick with the family business.