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Matt VincNumber: #
Acquired by the Knighthawks on October 27, 2010 in a four-player, four-draft pick deal with the Colorado Mammoth.
In his ninth season in the NLL and fourth with the Knighthawks… Won back-to-back Champion’s Cups (2012-13)… Named the 2013 NLL Goaltender of the Year Award, becoming the only netminder to win the award three times in his career… He won back-to-back Goaltender of the Year Awards: 2010 with Orlando and 2011 with Rochester… Honored as an NLL All-Pro for the fourth time in his career…Was named to the First Team in 2013… Named the Knighthawks’ MVP for the second time in three seasons in 2013… 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 and became the first Knighthawks goalie to make 600 saves in a season on 4/14/13… Passed Steve Dietrich for second on the Knighthawks’ all-time saves list on 4/13/13… Named NLL Defensive Player of the Week after a 47-save performance in a 12-8 win over Toronto on 3/30/13… Made his 1,500th save as a Knighthawk on 2/23/13… Won his 50th career game on 2/8/13… Named the Defensive Player of the Week for a second time after recording 42 saves on 48 shots in Rochester’s 7-6 win vs. Washington on 2/2/13… Made his 3,500th career save on 2/2/13, as well… Played in his 100th pro game on 1/19/13… Named the NLL Defensive Player of the Week on 1/5/13… Won his first Champion’s Cup in 2012… Posted incredible numbers in the postseason, recording 134 saves in only three games... He also notched a 10.67 goals-against average 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)… Allowed a season-low seven goals and made 35 saves in a 9-7 win over Philadelphia on 4/28/12… Ended the season with 583 saves, which was the third highest total in single-season team history… 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… In 2011, he was named to the NLL All-Pro Team for the third time in his career (First Team honors in 2010, 2011 and Second Team status in 2008)… Named the NLL Goaltender of the Year for the second straight season… Led the NLL in saves for a third straight season, equaling Steve Dietrich’s league record… Ranked first in save percentage (.794), tied for second in wins (10) and third with a 9.77 goals-against average… His save percentage was the second best in team history… Named the Knighthawks MVP… In 2010, he had one of his finest seasons as a pro, earning NLL Goaltender of the Year honors… He was 10-5 last season with a league-best .810 save percentage and 609 saves... 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 into 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 2013, he played for the Victoria Shamrocks of the Western Lacrosse Association… In 2011 with Six Nations, Vinc, Mike Poulin and Jeff Powless won the Harry Lumley award for the MSL goaltenders allowing the least goals during the season... In the summer of 2010, he was the starting goalie for Six Nations of Major Series Lacrosse… In his junior career, he played for the St. Catharines Athletics (1999 to 2003)… He won three Ontario Championships and two Minto Cup Championships (2001 and 2003)… Named the Minto Cup MVP in 2001 and OLA Jr. “A” league MVP in 2003… B.W. “Bill” Evans Trophy as the top graduating player in the OLA Junior series in 2003… OLA Playoff MVP from 2000 to 2002… 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 silver in 2010 with Canada as a long-pole defenseman in the FIL World Lacrosse Championships… Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2011 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships… Named Championship Game MVP, All-World team and the Top Goaltender…In 2006 he was a member of the Rochester Rattlers and in 2010 he played for the Toronto Nationals of Major League Lacrosse… In his college lacrosse days, he was a four-year starter at defense for Canisius… Team captain in 2004 and 2005… In 2004 and 2005, he earned Second Team All-MAAC honors… Was a three-time All-Academic selection.