DENVER – The Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) today announced the organization has re-signed defenseman Robert Hope to a two-year contract agreement, set to begin during the 2023-24 NLL campaign.
“Robert shows up every day and pushes himself to be his best for himself and his teammates. He never takes a day off and treats every practice and game likes it’s a championship,” Colorado Mammoth General Manager Brad Self said. “He’s a class act, true leader and he always does things the right way. We’re very lucky to have our leader back for two more years.”
Originally selected by the Colorado Mammoth during the 2014 NLL Entry Draft (first round, 7th overall), Hope has spent each of his eight seasons with Colorado and continues to lead the team’s ever-respected defensive unit. Now entering his third season as the team’s captain, Hope recorded 11 points (1g, 10a), 14 blocked shots and 16 penalty minutes en route to pacing the squad with a career-best 154 loose balls and team-best 18 caused turnovers in 18 regular season appearances. The Peterborough, Ontario native also added three points (0g, 3a) four blocked shots and six penalty minutes while again pacing the team with a postseason-best 49 loose balls and 10 caused turnovers.
In 135 career regular season appearances, the defenseman has totaled 63 points (4g, 59a), 1,007 loose balls, 179 caused turnovers and 129 penalty minutes throughout his eight seasons played. Having recorded 11 points (0g, 11a), 148 loose balls, 31 caused turnovers and 18 penalty minutes in 22 playoff games played, Hope continues to rank amongst franchise leaders in several categories, including regular season games played (third), loose balls (first) and caused turnovers (second).
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