It’s not so much how many goals Curtis Dickson scores, it’s how he scores them that’s made him a household name. Whether it’s on the field or in the box, the superb athleticism of this right-hander out of Port Coquitlam has certainly carved a niche for himself with a flair for the dramatic.
And if you’ve been paying any sort of attention to the game, whether indoors or outdoors, you understand why the 6-foot-2 right-hander is without a doubt among the world’s Top 50 players today.
In the National Lacrosse League, Dickson’s goal totals have steadily climbed in his 5 seasons. From 33 as a 2011 rookie to a career-best 48 last winter, the ascent is even more impressive when you consider he’s no longer a secret commodity. Defenses know they can’t ignore Dickson and he often draws the top defensive assignment and yet he’s still able to score more and more goals each season. He finished this past NLL season with a career-high 93 points before taking his summer game away from B.C. and to Peterborough.
Dickson played his first Major Series season with the Lakers, joining NLL teammate Shawn Evans to form a potent scoring threat. He scored 75 points (37-38) in 18 regular season games before adding 49 playoff points to help Peterborough advance to the Mann Cup. There, he led the Lakers with 18 points in 6 games before Victoria eventually clinched the top prize.
Not long after, Dickson was back east at the Onondaga Nation, leading Team Canada to gold at the World Championships. Considering he’s not even 30 years old, the trajectory of Dickson’s numbers suggest there is plenty of great lacrosse to come and there’s no question there will be plenty of eyes paying attention.
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