Saturday, July 29, 2017

Most individual points on a non-playoff team (2004-2018)

I saw this category a little while ago, and never had considered it before. What player in recent NLL history scored the most points in a season for a non-playoff team?

My guess going in was that, because of the increased number of games per season, it would be a player from a recent team. Looks like I was right. It will take me a while to go backwards and get everyone, but let's take a look at what I can find for now:

Player - Team - Season - Points
Rob Hellyer - Toronto - 2016 - 113
Rhys Duch - Vancouver - 2016 - 111
Curtis Dickson - Calgary - 2017 - 107
Dhane Smith - Buffalo - 2018 - 105
Rhys Duch - Vancouver - 2015 - 103

Cody Jamieson - Rochester - 2016 - 99
Dan Dawson - Rochester - 2016 - 95
Rob Hellyer - Toronto - 2018 - 93
John Grant - Rochester - 2008 - 92
Lewis Ratcliff - Toronto - 2008 - 92

Dane Dobbie - Calgary - 2017 - 89
Adam Jones - Toronto - 2018 - 89
Logan Schuss - Vancouver - 2016 - 86
Corey Small - Vancouver - 2016 - 84
John Grant - Rochester - 2010 - 83

Pat Maddalena - New York - 2007 - 83
Pat Maddalena - Arizona - 2004 - 83
Ryan Boyle - New York - 2007 - 82
Dhane Smith - Buffalo - 2017 - 81
Mitch Jones - Buffalo - 2018 - 81

That's 15 years' worth. We'll see if I can come up with some new names eventually, although it will get tougher going in back in time as the schedule shrinks. .

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