CALGARY, AB – The National Lacrosse League today announced Calgary Roughnecks forward Shawn Evans is one of three finalists for the 2015 Pinty’s Wingman of the Year award, joining Toronto Rock forward Josh Sanderson and Buffalo Bandits forward Dhane Smith.
Evans, recently named a 2015 NLL MVP award finalist, set a new NLL single-season points record with a career-high 130 points, tied the league record with 83 assists and scored the sixth-most goals among all players at 47. The 10-year NLL veteran from Peterborough, Ontario, also led the league with career highs in power play assists (31) and shorthanded goals (5) on the NLL’s top power play and penalty kill units. Evans was twice named the Pinty’s Wingman of the Week and recorded 10 or more points in four games including a season-high 12-point effort against Colorado on Apr. 4.
Pinty’s served as an official partner for the NLL on TSN during the 2015 season. Each week, an NLL player received the Pinty’s Wingman of the Week award based on their performance with respect to passing prowess and playmaking abilities. The weekly winners were automatically entered into the pool of nominees for the first-ever Pinty’s Wingman of the Year award with the finalists determined by the league office.
Week 1: Josh Sanderson – Toronto Rock
Week 2: Josh Sanderson – Toronto Rock
Week 3: Ryan Benesch – Buffalo Bandits
Week 4: Adam Jones – Colorado Mammoth
Week 5: Dan Dawson – Rochester Knighthawks
Week 6: Dhane Smith – Buffalo Bandits
Week 7: Cody Jamieson – Rochester Knighthawks
Week 8: Rob Hellyer – Toronto Rock
Week 9: Josh Sanderson – Toronto Rock
Week 10: Shawn Evans – Calgary Roughnecks
Week 11: Jeremy Noble – Colorado Mammoth
Week 12: Curtis Dickson – Calgary Roughnecks
Week 13: Mark Matthews – Edmonton Rush
Week 14: Shawn Evans – Calgary Roughnecks
Week 15: Brett Hickey – Toronto Rock
Week 16: Mark Matthews – Edmonton Rush
Week 17: Dhane Smith – Buffalo Bandits
Week 18: Ben McIntosh – Edmonton Rush
The 2015 Pinty’s Wingman of the Year recipient will be announced at the NLL Season Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 29 in Toronto, Ontario.