Shawn Evans



  • DOB: 4/28/2004
  • Ht: 5'8"
  • Wt: 180
  • Shoots: Right
  • Hometown: Peterborough, ON
  • Drafted: 2nd Overall, 2005 NLL Entry Draft (Rochester)

Entering his 15th season in the NLL and first with the expansion-era Knighthawks … Two-time League MVP (2013 and 2015) and was named to four straight All-Pro first teams from 2013-16 … Named to the All-Rookie Team in 2006 and won 2011 All-Star Game MVP honors … Currently ranks sixth all-time in NLL history in assists (757) and eighth in points (1,187) … Fifth all-time in NLL playoff points (123), sixth in assists (70) and 10th in goals (53) … Spent parts of the past two seasons with the Buffalo Bandits … In 2018-19, he finished third in the NLL with 66 assists … Helped the Bandits reach the NLL Finals … Acquired by Buffalo from New England with a fourth-round pick in the 2019 NLL Entry Draft in exchange for Callum Crawford and a second-round pick in the 2019 NLL Entry Draft on 2/2/18 … Recorded 32 points (16+16) in seven games after joining the Bandits via trade mid-season … Played nine games for the New England Black Wolves, totaling 51 points (18+31) … In 2017, he recorded 103 points (38+65), his fifth straight season of recording at least 100 points … Led his team in points for the sixth consecutive year … Led the Black Wolves in points (103) and assists (65), and ranked second on the team in goals (38) … In 2016, he played in 17 regular-season games, recording 118 points (50+68) in his first season in New England … Led the Black Wolves in points (118), goals (50) and assists (68) … Scored a career-high 50 goals … Was named to the NLL’s All-Pro First Team and was the runner-up for the Most Valuable Player award … In the playoffs, he recorded team-high 16 points (3+7) in three games played … Scored the overtime game-winning goal to cap off a six-point night (4+2) vs. Georgia on 5/6/16 … Traded by Calgary to New England on 10/26/18 in a two-player, three-draft pick deal … Played in Calgary from 2012-15 … In 2015, he was named the NLL’s Most Valuable Player for the second time in his career after recording a career-high 130 points (47+83) in 18 regular-season games … Earned All-Pro First Team Honors and was a finalist for the Wingman of the Year award … Led the NLL in both points (130) and assists (83) …  Led the Roughnecks in points (130) and assists (83) and ranked second in goals (47) … Was the Roughnecks’ top scorer for the fourth consecutive season … In 2014, he recorded 105 points (26+79) in 18 regular-season games with the Roughnecks … Led the NLL with 79 assists … Led the Roughnecks in both points (105) and assists (79) … Earned All-Pro First Team Honors … In the postseason, he led the team in scoring with 31 points (13+18) in seven games played … Named the NLL’s Most Valuable Player in 2013 after leading the league in scoring, recording 112 points (32+80) in 16 regular-season games … Earned All-Pro First Team honors … His 80 assists led the league … Led the Roughnecks in both assists (80) and points (112) … In 2012, he earned Second Team All-Pro honors after a 79-point (32+47) campaign … Was sent to Calgary by Rochester in a draft day deal in 2011 … Spent the first six years of his career with the original Knighthawks (2006-11) … In 2011, he ranked second on Knighthawks in points with 73 (24+49) in 16 regular-season games … In 2009, he recorded 79 points (30+49) in 16 regular-season games … Second on the Knighthawks in points (79) and assists (49) and ranked second in goals (26) … In 2007, he won the NLL Champion’s Cup … Only one of three Rochester players to record a point in all 16 games that season … In 2006, he was named to the NLL All-Rookie Team… In the summer, he plays for the Peterborough Lakers of Major Series Lacrosse … He is a seven-time winner of the Mann Cup (2004, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2017, 2018 and 2019) … Won the Bucko McDonald Award as MSL’s leading scorer in 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2017) … Won the Mike Kelly as Mann Cup MVP in 2010, 2017 and 2018 … He is the all-time assist leader in Mann Cup history and second in points … OLA Major Series MVP in 2013 and 2016 … Won the 2007 Minto Cup with Six Nations … In 2006, he also won a Minto Cup with the Junior “A” team and was named the Minto Cup MVP … He played one season of college lacrosse at Bellarmine University … In 2005, he recorded 52 goals and 23 assists for 75 points in 15 games for the 13-2 Knights … On the international stage, he was named MVP of the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, finishing with 10 goals and 25 assists, helping Canada with the gold medal … Member of Team Canada in 2011, when it won the FIL WILC gold medal in Prague … He has also played professionally in Major League Lacrosse for teams in Chesapeake, Denver and Boston.

Married, wife: Kayla … The couple has three daughters, Paityn, Ella and Emery … Owns and operates Nationwide Lacrosse … His father played hockey in the NHL for the Toronto Maple Leafs … His two brothers Steve and Scott played in the NLL.


League MVP(2x) 2013 & 2015

All-League First Team(4x) 2013-16

All-League Second Team2012

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