Rock Sign Darryl Robertson and Jordan Dance
Oakville, ON - Toronto Rock Owner, President and GM Jamie Dawick has announced the re-signing of defender Darryl Robertson and the signing of unrestricted free agent forward Jordan Dance, both to one-year agreements. The contracts are pending league approval.
Robertson was originally drafted by the Rock in the 2014 NLL Draft (6th round, 52nd overall), the 24-year old from Whitby, ON spent most of the 2017 season on the Rock's practice roster. He was injured while playing in the Arena Lacrosse League (ALL) and finished the season on the Rock's Physically Unable to Perform List.
Prior to the Rock, Robertson won the Minto Cup Canadian Jr. A Championship with the Whitby Warriors in 2013. He has also played Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) for Brampton and Cobourg since graduating from the Junior lacrosse ranks.
"Darryl came into camp last year and earned a spot on the practice roster before he got injured, cutting his season short," said Dawick. "He'll get the opportunity to come in and compete for a roster spot again this year."
Dance comes to Rock camp for the first time after stints with Buffalo and Rochester in recent years. Buffalo originally selected the Georgetown, ON native in the 3rd round, 24th overall in the 2014 NLL Draft. He spent the 2015 season on the Bandits' practice roster but never made his way onto the Active Roster. Following a successful 2017 season with the Toronto Monarchs of the ALL, he earned himself a late season contract with Rochester where he appeared in 3 games, picking up 3 assists and 10 loose balls.
On the summer lacrosse circuit, Dance has shown steady improvement scoring a career-high 24 goals, 20 assists and 44 points in just 13 games for the MSL's Brampton Excelsiors in 2018. The offensive lefty also has a pair of Junior lacrosse championships under his belt, winning the Minto Cup Canadian Jr. A Championship with the Orangeville Northmen in 2012 and the Founders Cup Canadian Jr. B Championship with his hometown Halton Hills Bulldogs in 2010.
"Jordan has been battling to become a full-time player in this league for a few years now," said Dawick. "He has continued to show commitment to improving his game by playing in the MSL and the ALL. He's got an opportunity here and we're hoping he'll make the most of it."
Toronto Rock training camp is slated to begin in early November, but next up on the NLL calendar will be the NLL Combine on Sept. 15 at the TRAC and then the NLL Draft on Sept. 25 in Philadelphia, PA.
2018-19 Toronto Rock Season Tickets and Season Passes are on sale now. To purchase or for more information, please visit torontorock.com or call 416-596-3075.
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