DENVER – The Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) today announced the organization has re-signed defenseman Tim Edwards to a two-year contract agreement, set to begin during the 2023-24 NLL campaign.
“Tim has become an important part of our team’s success over the past two seasons,” Mammoth General Manager Brad Self said. “He had his best season statistically at the faceoff dot, set a career-best loose ball count and on top of that, he’s great in transition and a huge part of our team defense. He continues to push himself to be his best and bleeds burgundy and black.”
Entering his sixth season as a member of the Mammoth, Edwards most recently logged several career-best totals during the 2022-23 campaign, including a career-high 11 points (0g, 11a), personal-best 138 loose balls and an astounding 276 faceoff wins, 52 more than his previous record, while chipping in 12 caused turnovers, five blocked shots and 10 penalty minutes in 18 regular season appearances. The Jamesville, New York native also added four points (3g, 1a), four blocked shots, two caused turnovers, two penalty minutes and 68 faceoff wins while collecting the third-most loose balls for Colorado (44) in seven postseason games played.
Originally selected by the Buffalo Bandits during the 2015 NLL Entry Draft (fourth round, 36th overall), Edwards logged seven points (2g, 5a), 67 loose balls, eight caused turnovers, two penalty minutes and 184 faceoff wins in 12 regular season games with Buffalo during his rookie season before joining the burgundy and black squad ahead of the 2016-17 NLL Campaign. Since then, the 31-year-old has spent each of his last five seasons with the Mammoth, bringing his career totals up to 34 points (7g, 27a), 452 loose balls, 73 caused turnovers, 30 penalty minutes and 1,077 faceoff wins in 87 career regular season games played. In 17 playoff appearances, Edwards has added 10 points (3g, 7a), 96 loose balls, six caused turnovers, two penalty minutes and 204 faceoff wins.
The stalwart defender and talented draw man ranks second in the organization’s record books for all-time faceoff wins (1,007) and continues to approach the leaderboard in several other defensive categories as the veteran will again call Colorado home for the next two seasons.
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