Ryan Benesch

Offense

#17

  • DOB: 1/30/1985
  • Ht: 5-8
  • Wt: 180
  • Shoots: L
  • Hometown: Kitchener, Ontario

Completed his first season with the Thunderbirds in 2018-2019.  On April 20, he became only the 10th player in NLL history to reach 1,000 points… Played in his 200th game as a pro on 3/16/19… He is two-time First Team All-Pro (2011 and 2015)… In 2007, he earned NLL Rookie of the Year honors… In 2018 Ryan was the John Grant, Jr. Award recipient as the Mammoth’s Offensive Player of the Year… In 2018, he led the Mammoth in goals (36), assists (57) and points (93) and was fifth in the NLL in points… Ryan has the third-highest shooting percentage (.210) among NLL players who had at least 100 shots in 2017… In 2015, he led the NLL and the Bandits with a career-high of 55 goals...He led the Bandits with a career-high of 113 points; the third-most points in the NLL… In 2014, he led the Bandits in points (78)… He won a gold medal representing Canada at the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship… 

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