Oct 21, 2016

Jon Sullivan.jpg(October 21, 2016)… The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have released defenseman Jon Sullivan.

“We want to thank Jon for his contributions to the success of the Knighthawks’ organization,” said Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres. “We wish Jon, and his family, the best of luck in the future.”

The following season, “Sully” was a mainstay on the Knighthawks’ defense and played in all six playoff games. During the 2014 playoff run, Sullivan scored the game’s final goal in a 16-10 win over Calgary in Game Two of the NLL Championship series. In the decisive 10-minute tiebreaker game, he assisted on Craig Point’s first goal in a 3-2 come-from-behind victory. The win kept the Cup in Rochester and allowed the Knighthawks to capture a league-record three straight titles.

In 2015, the St. Catharines, Ontario native posted the most points he has had since the 2011 season. Sullivan notched six points that season in a career-high 18 games. Last season, he reached a professional milestone, scooping up his 600th career loose ball on March 5.

“‘Sully’ was a stay-at-home guy who was positionally sound,” said Knighthawks head coach Mike Hasen. “We knew he was going to be there no matter what the circumstances.”

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