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Knighthawks, Dawson Agree to Multi-Year Deal

August 7, 2019 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Rochester Knighthawks News Release

(Rochester, NY) - Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today that the team has signed veteran defenseman Paul Dawson to a three-year contract, pending league approval.

Dawson, 34, split last season between Rochester and San Diego, notching three assists, 22 penalty minutes, 59 loose balls and caused 10 turnovers in 18 games. The 13-year NLL veteran spent parts of the last seven seasons with the previous Knighthawks franchise, recording 36 points (13+23) in 110 career games while winning back-to-back championships (2013-14) along the way. Dawson also piled up 231 penalty minutes during his tenure in Rochester, ranking sixth all-time in team history. He served as an alternate captain during the 2018-19 campaign and was named to the Knighthawks' All-Time Team.

"I'm super excited to be back and start a new tradition in such a great lacrosse market in Rochester," said Dawson. "Coming back to a place that was my home for seven-plus years was something very appealing to me and knowing the fans, it was tough to stay away."

A native of Oakville, Ontario, Dawson has totaled 79 points (23+56) and 455 penalty minutes over 199 career games with San Jose, Boston, Philadelphia, Rochester and San Diego while also adding nine points (3+6) in 23 postseason appearances.

The 6-foot-5, 230-pound defenseman was selected seventh overall by the San Jose Stealth in the 2006 NLL Entry Draft.

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