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Fourteen-Year Veteran Teat Announces Retirement

December 10, 2010 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Boston Blazers News Release

Boston, MA (December 10, 2010) Doug Reffue, Boston Blazers Team President and General Manager issued a statement today announcing the retirement of forward Dan Teat from professional indoor lacrosse. A fourteen year league veteran, Teat joined the Blazers as a free agent in October 2010 and had recently attended the team's first weekend of training camp.

During his career, Teat had a history of success most notably with the Edmonton Rush in 2009 where he led the team in goals (28) and assists (41). Teat's playing career spanned over several teams including the Rochester Knighthawks (1997-99), Albany Attack (2001-03), San Jose Stealth (2004), Buffalo Bandits (2004-2008), Edmonton (2009), and Philadelphia Wings (2010).

"Aside from a very select few players, all the guys I started out with have long since retired," said Teat on Friday morning. "Now I think it's time for a new generation of players to have their day in the NLL."

A native of Brampton, Ontario, Teat was 30 points short of 700 career points with a total 670 (316 goals, 354 assists) and 830 loose balls in 211 games played. Teat also established himself in Major Series Lacrosse earning five Mann Cups with the Brampton Excelsiors.

"Dan will go down as one of the most talented box lacrosse players in history," said Reffue. "On and off the field he has set an example that will certainly be remembered. His dedication to the sport and to the NLL is unrivaled and I wish him well in the future."

The Blazers kick off their season on the road against the Philadelphia Wings at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, January 8 at 7:30pm. Boston hosts the Edmonton Rush in their home opener on Saturday, January 15 at 7:30pm at the TD Garden. Season and individual tickets are currently available through blazerslacrosse.com or by calling 888-BLAZERS.

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