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VELTMAN AND WATSON NAMED FRANCHISE PLAYERS

The Toronto Rock Lacrosse Club announced Veterans goaltender Bob Watson and Team Captain Jim Veltman as franchise players for the Toronto Rock today.

Veltman, who enters his tenth season in 2008 with the Toronto Rock, currently holds the NLL All-Time loose ball title with 2,295 loose balls collected and is third on the All-Time assist list with 476.

Watson recorded 586 saves in 16 regular season games and was honoured as both Defensive Player of the Week and Overall Player of the Week for week six during the 2007 season. Bob currently sits at fourth on the All-Time saves list for the NLL with 4, 513.

“Jim Veltman and Bob Watson continue to be the backbone of our team” says Mike Kloepfer, Director of Lacrosse Operations for the Rock. “We look forward to them being the catalyst for a great 2008 Rock season.”

Both Veltman and Watson have played their entire NLL careers in Toronto and have won five NLL Championships with the Rock in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2005.

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