Veteran NLL Netminder Lands In Toronto
Oakville, ON – Toronto Rock Owner, President and GM Jamie Dawick today announced the signing of unrestricted free agent goaltender Zach Higgins to a 1-year contract, pending league approval. This brings the number of goaltenders under contract to four with Nick Rose, Brandon Miller and Steve Fryer already in the fold.
The addition of Higgins gives the Rock even more depth at the goaltending position. Miller is recovering from off-season hip surgery and the exact timeline for his return to action is presently undetermined.
“With the uncertainty around Brandon being ready to start training camp, I felt we needed to bring someone else in here from a competition standpoint,” said Dawick. “Zach has been a productive goalie in this league and he’ll come in here and compete for a spot.”
The 25-year old from Courtice, Ontario was released by the Georgia Swarm recently after Georgia signed free agent goalie Mike Poulin, making him an unrestricted free agent.
With four years of service under his belt with the Swarm franchise, Higgins has begun to build a solid body of work in the NLL. He has a 9-18 career won/loss record and a career save percentage of .751 and a career goals-against average of 12.47. At various points over his tenure with the Swarm, he has held the number one goalie spot but was primarily working in a platoon system with either Tyler Carlson or Brodie MacDonald over the past three seasons.
Higgins played his junior lacrosse for the Whitby Warriors and was a member of the 2011 Minto Cup Canadian Junior A championship Warriors team. Current Rock forward Dan Lintner was also a member of that national championship winning team.
The Rock will announce their training camp and exhibition schedule very soon. Next up on the NLL calendar is a very busy weekend with the NLL Combine on Saturday and Sunday, followed by the NLL Draft on Monday and the NLL Awards and Hall of Fame Ceremony next Tuesday night. All events will be at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, Ontario and are open to the public.
2017 Toronto Rock season tickets are now on sale and start at just $195. For more information, please contact a Toronto Rock account executive at 416-596-3075 or visit torontorock.com.