Mar 6, 2019

42521820572_440fe214bb_o.jpg(March 6, 2019)… The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have acquired two second-round picks from the San Diego Seals in exchange for defenseman Paul Dawson.

“I would like to thank Paul for his leadership and helping us reach three Finals and win two championships,” said Rochester Owner and General Manager Curt Styres. “Thank you for everything you have done for the game of lacrosse and the organization.”

For the 13-year pro, the Knighthawks will receive San Diego’s second-round pick in 2020 and a conditional second-round pick in the 2022 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft. This season, the 33-year-old alternate captain has collected three assists and 34 loose balls.

Dawson has played in Rochester since being acquired from the Philadelphia Wings on Dec. 14. 2012. In parts of seven seasons in the Teal and Purple, the rugged defenseman has posted 13 goals, 23 assists and 377 loose balls in 110 games. From 2013 to 2014, he was one of Rochester’s defensive anchors on back-to-back championship teams.

In his NLL career, the Oakville, Ontario, native has appeared in 191 games and collected 23 goals and 56 assists for 79 points. He has also scooped up 636 loose balls. Dawson played in 128 straight games from Jan. 31, 2008 to April 25, 2015, which was the 11th longest games played streak in NLL history.

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