Toronto Signs Adam Jay & Darryl Robertson
Oakville, ON – Toronto Rock Owner, President and GM Jamie Dawick today announced the signing of unrestricted free agent defenders Darryl Robertson and Adam Jay to one-year contracts. Both players will attend training camp later this fall with the goal of earning a spot on the Toronto Rock roster.
The signings are pending league approval.
Originally drafted by the Rock in the 2014 NLL Draft (6th round, 52nd overall), the 23-year old Robertson will be back in training camp after growing as a player over the last couple of seasons. When the Whitby, ON native was drafted, he still had one year of junior lacrosse eligibility to play out and has since continued to play summer ball at the senior “A” level, currently with the Cobourg Kodiaks of Ontario’s Major Series Lacrosse (MSL).
“Darryl was a late cut the year we drafted him,” said Dawick. “We liked what we saw but it was a numbers game. We’ve followed his maturation over the past couple of summers as he’s continued to play and develop. He looks ready for an opportunity to crack the roster. We are excited to bring him back and give him another shot, it’s something that he’s earned.”
Robertson was a member of the 2013 Minto Cup Canadian Junior A Lacrosse Champion Whitby Warriors team. After graduating from the junior ranks, he was selected in the third round of the MSL Draft by the Brampton Excelsiors, 13th overall. He played for the Excelsiors in 2016 before moving on to the Kodiaks in 2017.
Jay is 22-years old and hails from Victoria, BC. The 6’3”, right-handed defender was selected in the 4th round, 32nd overall by the Vancouver Stealth in last year’s NLL Draft, but didn’t factor into their plans last season making him an unrestricted free agent. Rock assistant GM Josh Sanderson liked what he saw in Jay when he took in a Western Lacrosse Association game during a recent scouting trip to BC.
“We like that he’s big and physical,” said Sanderson. “As an organization, we liked him going into last year’s draft too. He’s a free agent now with a lot of upside to him. He has a physical part of his game that we’re looking forward to seeing more of in training camp.”
Jay played his junior “A” lacrosse for his hometown Shamrocks in Victoria. Prior to the end of his final junior season, he was moved to the Delta Islanders and played a key role in their run to the BCJALL championship and a berth in the Minto Cup. In the 2016 WLA Draft, he was selected in the third round by the Nanaimo Timbermen and enjoyed a terrific rookie season of senior “A” lacrosse with 4 goals and 3 assists for 7 points in 16 games.
The Rock will continue to shape their roster over the coming weeks leading up to the NLL Draft on Monday, September 18 at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, ON.
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