Captain Corbeil Re-Signs with Rush
Saskatoon, SK - The captain remains at the helm.
Three-time National Lacrosse League champion and two-time All-Pro Chris Corbeil will return to the Saskatchewan Rush for the 2020-21 season. Rush General Manager/Head Coach Derek Keenan announced a new one-year deal for the stellar defenceman on Friday, just one day after fellow Rush backend pillar Kyle Rubisch also re-signed for next season.
"This will be the 10th season Chris Corbeil will be the anchor of our defense and the clear leader of the Rush," said Keenan. "He's captained three championship teams and led us on playoff runs every season. I look forward to having Chris back leading on the floor and in the locker room."
One of the league's premier transition defenders, Corbeil earned Second Team All-Pro honors in 2014 and 2016, was a finalist for the Teammate of the Year award in 2018, and was a finalist for the Defensive Player of the Year award three straight seasons (2014, 2015 and 2016).
"I'm very excited to come back to a team returning the majority of our players from last season," said Corbeil. "We have some unfinished business to take care of next season."
Corbeil reached the 1,000 loose-ball scoops milestone during the shortened 2019-2020 NLL season, finishing the campaign with five goals and four assists for nine points to go with 66 loose balls and eight caused turnovers. In 169 career regular-season games, the 32-year-old from Oakville, Ontario, product, has totaled 73 goals and 90 assists for 163 points. Of his 73 career goals, 22 have been shorthanded markers, including five in 2014 when he set career-highs with 17 goals and 27 points.
In 24 NLL playoff games, Corbeil has added 22 points, including eight goals. During the Rush's run to their second consecutive NLL title back in 2016, Corbeil put forth his best playoff performance with six points along with 29 loose-ball scoops and eight caused turnovers as the Rush swept Buffalo in the best-of-three final.
Corbeil captained Team Canada to its fifth consecutive gold medal at the 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, and he was part of the Canadian squad that won in 2015.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder was originally drafted 15th overall by Buffalo in the 2009 NLL Entry Draft. He spent two seasons with the Bandits before being traded to the Rush for a 2011 first-round pick and 2012 second-round pick.
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