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Matt Vinc



  • DOB: 6/9/1982
  • Ht: 6-1
  • Wt: 212
  • Shoots: RIGHT
  • Years on Team: 4
  • School: Canisius College
  • Hometown: St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Drafted: 2005

He enters his 13th season in the NLL and eighth with the Knighthawks…In 2017, he won the team’s MVP award for the fifth time in his career… Tied for seventh all-time in team history in games played (120)… On 3/17/17, he tied his career high with 53 saves… On 3/3/17, he recorded his 4,000th save as a Knighthawk… On 1/28/17, he became only the fifth goalie in NLL history to reach the 6,000-save plateau… Named the 2016 co-winner of the Knighthawks MVP award… Played in his 100th game as a Knighthawk on 4/23/16… Made a career-high 53 saves in an 11-4 win over Georgia on 3/18/16… Was inducted into the Canisius College Sports Hall of Fame on 2/20/16… Named the St. Catharines Athlete of the Year in 2016… In 2015, he was named the winner of the NLL Goaltender of the Year award for a league-record fifth time (2010, 2011, 2013-15)… Named an NLL All-Pro for the sixth time in his career, fifth as a First-Team selection… In 2015, he was named the Team MVP for the third time in his career (2012, 2014-15)… In 2015, he was tied for the league-lead with an .803 save percentage… Was second in saves (655) and goals-against average (9.64)… In April, he was 4-1 with a 6.80 goals-against average and an .853 save percentage… Made his 3,000th save as a Knighthawk on 4/18/15… On 4/4/15, he held Minnesota to a league regular-season record two goals in a 10-2 victory… On 3/14/15, he became only the sixth player in NLL history to reach 5,000 saves… Was named the Democrat & Chronicle Pro Athlete of the Year… In 2014, he was honored as the NLL Goaltender of the Year… Won three straight Champion’s Cups (2012-14)… He is fifth in NLL history in playoff saves with 640…  In 2014, he posted the second best goals-against goals of his career at 9.56… Won a career-high 12 games, which was tied for second best in the NLL… Was second in save percentage (.798), and third in goals-against average and saves (595)… Made his 2,000th save as a Knighthawk on 2/1/14… Named the winner of the 2013 NLL Goaltender of the Year award… He led the NLL in saves (662), goals-against average (10.17) and save percentage (.803)… First Knighthawks’ goalie to record over 600 saves and earn an .800 save percentage in a season… Made his 4,000th career save on 4/14/13… Passed Steve Dietrich for second on the Knighthawks’ all-time saves list with 1,830 saves… Won his 50th career game on 2/8/13… Won his first Champion’s Cup in 2012… Posted incredible numbers in the postseason, recording 134 saves in only three games, and a .807 save percentage... In the NLL Finals, he limited Edmonton to a record-tying low six goals (5/19/12)… Made 51 saves in a 17-13 win at Toronto in East Division Finals (5/12/12), Rochester’s first postseason win on the road against Toronto… He was second in the NLL in saves, tied for third in wins (7) and fifth in goals-against average (12.21)... Made his 3,000th career save as part of a 50-save effort in a 15-12 win over Washington on 2/18/12… Led the NLL in saves for a third straight season, equaling Steve Dietrich’s league record… Named the team MVP… He won back-to-back Goaltender of the Year awards in 2010 with Orlando and 2011 with Rochester… He became the first NLL goalie to post back-to-back 600-save seasons, recording 609 stops in 2009 and 2010… In 2009, he led the New York Titans to the NLL Finals… Arrived with the Titans organization in 2006 in a deal that sent Vinc, Ryan Boyle and Matt Alrich from San Jose to New York for the first overall pick in the 2006 Draft… In his junior career, he played for the St. Catharines Athletics (1999-2003)… He won three Ontario Championships and two Minto Cup Championships (2001 and 2003)… Named the Minto Cup MVP in 2001 and the OLA Jr. “A” MVP in 2003… Won the B.W. “Bill” Evans Trophy as the top graduating player in the OLA Junior series in 2003… Named the OLA Playoff MVP from 2000-02… Three-time winner of the Junior “A” Bob Melville Memorial Trophy for lowest team goals against (2001-03)… In the field game, he won gold in 2006 and 2014, and silver in 2010 with Canada as a long-pole defenseman at the FIL World Lacrosse Championship… Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2011 and 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship… In 2011, he took home the Championship Game MVP award… In 2011 and 2015, he was named to the All-World Team as the Top Goaltender… In college, he was a four-year starter at defense for Canisius… Team captain (2004-05)… Second Team All-MAAC honors (2004-05)… Was a three-time All-Academic selection.

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