National Lacrosse League Announces Key Dates for Fall 2023

Free Agency, Hall of Fame Induction, NLL Draft, Training Camp, and Faceoff Weekend Dates Set For 37th NLL Season
PHILADELPHIA - Aug. 2, 2023 - PRLog -- The National Lacrosse League (@NLL), the largest and most successful professional lacrosse property in the world, today announced key dates leading up to its season start in early December, including the dates for the 2023 NLL Draft and the 2023 NLL Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, both of which will be held the weekend of September 15 in the Toronto metropolitan area.

"We are building off the momentum of a record-breaking season and these key dates officially point us firmly toward a transformative 2023-24 season," said NLL Commissioner Brett Frood. "There is no better way to connect the past, present and future of our league and the sport of box lacrosse by bringing the NLL Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and the NLL Draft together for an exciting weekend, kickstarting our upcoming season."

The NLL's key dates in the coming months include:

Sept. 15:   NLL Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Burlington, Ontario
Sept. 16:   2023 NLL Draft in Oakville, Ontario
Oct. 28-29:   NLL Training Camps officially open
Dec. 1-2:   2023-24 NLL Faceoff Weekend

The NLL will induct 10 new members into the NLL Hall of Fame. Among the honorees are eight former players and two referees, under the Builders category.

Roy Condon, NLL Official
  • 23-season career: 1989 through 2011

Colin Doyle, Forward
  • 19-year career: Ontario Raiders, San Jose Stealth, and Toronto Rock

Kevin Finneran, Forward
  • 13-year career: Detroit Turbos, New England Blazers, Philadelphia Wings, and Toronto Rock

Bill Fox, NLL Official
  • 20-season career: 1992 through 2011

John Grant Jr., Forward
  • 17-year career: Rochester Knighthawks and Colorado Mammoth

Pat McCready, Forward
  • 17-year career: Charlotte Cobras, Rochester Knighthawks, Buffalo Bandits, and Toronto Rock

Casey Powell, Forward
  • 11-year career: Rochester Knighthawks, Anaheim Storm, New York Titans, Orlando Titans, Boston Blazers, and Colorado Mammoth

Regy Thorpe, Defenseman
  • 15-year career: all with the Rochester Knighthawks

Steve Toll, Defenseman
  • 15-year career: Ontario Raiders, Toronto Rock, Rochester Knighthawks, San Jose Stealth, Colorado Mammoth, and Edmonton Rush

Shawn Williams, Forward
  • 17-year career: Ontario Raiders, Toronto Rock, Buffalo Bandits, Rochester Knighthawks, and Edmonton Rush

The Class of 2021 will represent the first additions to the NLL Hall of Fame since 2016, with the inaugural members having been inducted in 2006.

Additional details regarding the NLL Draft and other preseason announcements will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

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