July 25, 2017
ROCK ACQUIRE ADAM JONES FROM SASKATCHEWAN
Toronto Sends Two 1st Round Picks To Rush
Oakville, ON – Toronto Rock Owner, President and GM Jamie Dawick today announced the acquisition of forward Adam Jones from the Saskatchewan Rush in exchange for a first round pick in 2018 and a first round pick in 2019.
“We have made no bones about it and felt we needed to improve our left side,” said Dawick. “The opportunity to acquire one of the best lefties in the game doesn’t come along too often and it comes at a price. Adam is a special player and makes us a better team, which is why we made this trade and gave up those assets.”
The 27-year old native from Owen Sound, ON was originally selected in the first round, third overall by the Colorado Mammoth in the 2011 NLL Draft. Jones enjoyed five successful seasons in Denver before being dealt to Saskatchewan prior to last season.
“I’m very exicted,” said Jones. “My family is very excited too, they can come and watch me play. Toronto is a team I always watched when I was younger and I’m happy to be a part of great organization.”
Jones has topped the 25-goal mark in each of his six NLL seasons and also has a 51-goal and a 42-goal season under his belt. In 91 career games, he has amassed 220 goals, 211 assists for 431 points. After playing only a handful of playoff games during his five seasons in Colorado, the bonafide goal scorer was a huge piece in Saskatchewan’s run to the Champion’s Cup final. He scored 13 goals and added six assists in just four games.
Rock head coach Matt Sawyer also has a close connection to Jones as he coached him with the Orangeville Northmen in the Ontario Junior A Lacrosse league where they won the Minto Cup Canadian Junior A championship in 2008 and 2009.
“He’s a premier offensive talent,” said Sawyer. “Adam is one of the best in the league and we’re excited to add him to our existing group. He’s someone that has made a name for himself, putting the ball in the net as a consistent scorer. He’s a competitor and a driven individual who strives for success.”
Coming close to winning an NLL championship in Saskatchewan has Jones charged up about continuing to pursue the ultimate goal with the Rock.
“It’s a lot of hard work and every year is a process,” said Jones. “It starts in training camp and you’re always working to get better. You hit your peaks at the right time and that’s how you’ll be successful. I just want to fit in and help the team have success.”
2018 Season Tickets are also on sale now. Please visit torontorock.com/tickets or call 416-596-3075 to purchase or for more information.