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Pat Saunders



  • DOB: 7/1/1989
  • Ht: 6-1
  • Wt: 190
  • Shoots: Left
  • Hometown: Arthur, Ontario

The lefty spent the 2018-19 season with Vancouver and Buffalo and notched 14 goals and 18 assists in 14 games… He began the year with the Buffalo Bandits, before being traded to Vancouver on 2/5/18 in exchange for transition specialist Thomas Hoggarth… In his career, he has played in 84 games and posted 149 goals and 116 assists… Saunders, who was a sixth-round selection of the Chicago Shamrox in 2008, made his pro debut on 2/21/09 when Rochester defeated the New York Titans… Since breaking into the National Lacrosse League with the Knighthawks, he has also played for the Toronto Rock, Philadelphia Wings, New England Black Wolves, Buffalo and Vancouver… His most productive stop was with the Black Wolves, as he recorded 107 goals and 77 assists in 43 games from 2015-17… During the 2016 campaign, he registered career highs in goals (44), assists (32) and points (76)... During the 2016 playoffs, he scored five goals and dished out five assists as New England advanced to the East Division Finals… In the summer of 2017, Saunders played for the Kahnawake Mohawks in the Quebec Senior Lacrosse League (QSLL)... He appeared in five games and collected 18 goals and 10 assists... In the postseason, Saunders finished second on the Quebec Senior “B” champions in points with 23 (13+10)... During the President’s Cup, he finished second in the tournament in goals (33) and third in points (50)… His lacrosse career has also featured stops in the Ontario Lacrosse Association Junior “A,” Junior “B” and Senior “B” loops, Major Series Lacrosse and the Western Lacrosse Association… In 2010, he played for the Ontario champion Orangeville Northmen… During the regular season, Saunders led the Northmen with 50 goals and finished second in points with 79… In the postseason, Orangeville went 10-1 to advance to the Junior A Minto Cup… In 18 playoff contests, he notched 19 goals and 18 assists for 37 points… This past summer, Saunders played for the Senior B Owen Sound North Stars… He led the league in goals (31) and finished second in the league in points (55). He also finished first on the team in regular season and playoff points (16). 

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