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Greg Downing


Greg Downing

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#8 Greg Downing

Position Transition
Height 6'1"
Weight 185
College Fairfield University
Hometown Auburn, New York
Summer Team Ohio Machine (MLL)
DOB March 4, 1985
Shoots Left
Years Pro 5
Acquired Dispersal Draft/11

Nickname – GD, Downs…Degree – International Business (Fairfield University)…Job – This summer I will be a National Director with Trilogy Lacrosse, pursuing my Masters Degree in Environmental Policy and Management at Denver University…Hobbies – Hockey, Reading, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding…Role Model Growing Up – My parents…Three Words to Describe Yourself – Versatile, gritty, and reserved…Favorite TV Shows – Saved by the Bell, The Colbert Report, South Park…Most Prized Possession – My hockey skates…Quote/Words to Live By –"It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of a crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." --Ralph Waldo Emerson…Pet Peeve – Traffic…Embarrassing Moment – Being de-cleated in front of over 18,000 screaming Buffalo Bandits fans, then watching the replay over and over on the scoreboard…Career Highlights – 2001 NY State Sectional Championship (Auburn Maroons), 2005 Great West Lacrosse League Championship (Fairfield Stags) and 2011 MLL Championship (Boston Cannons).

2014 SEASON

Added three points (1g, 2a) to eight loose balls and three forced turnovers in overtime win against Buffalo (3/23)... Corralled six loose balls against Toronto (3/16)... Added a goal against Philadelphia (2/23)... Scored his first goal of the season at Toronto (2/22)... Tallied an assist and four loose balls against Edmonton (2/15)... Picked up five loose balls at Colorado (2/1)... Corralled three loose balls in season opener at Rochester (12/28).

PLAYOFFS

Has appeared in five career playoff games, (3) with the Boston Blazers from 2009-11 and (2) with Minnesota in 2013...2013: Recorded one loose ball at ROC (5/4)... grabbed six loose balls at TOR (4/28)...2011: Recorded one assist, four loose balls and two penalty minutes vs. BUF (4/30)...2010: Collected 11 loose balls vs. ORL (5/1)...2009: Registered six loose balls and two PIM vs. BUF (5/2).

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2014: Tallied eight points (3g, 5a) with 69 loose balls and 28 forced turnovers in 18 games…Notable Performances: Added three points (1g, 2a) to eight loose balls and three forced turnovers in overtime win against BUF (3/23)...Corralled six loose balls against TOR (3/16)... Tallied a goal against PHI (2/23)...Scored his first goal of the season at TOR (2/22)...Tallied an assist and four loose balls against EDM (2/15)...Picked up five loose balls at COL (2/1)...Corralled three loose balls in season opener at ROC (12/28)…2013: Posted seven points (1g, 6a) and 72 loose balls in 16 games... Notable PerformancesGrabbed a season-high ten loose balls at COL (4/13)...Tallied an assist and collected seven loose balls at PHI (4/7)... Dished out an assist vs PHI (3/29)...Dished out an assist and forced a team-high three turnovers against PHI (3/29)...Recorded an assist and scooped up three loose balls vs. WAS (3/16)...Dished out one assist and grabbed three loose balls at WAS (3/3)...Notched two points (1g, 1a) vs. CGY (2/16)...Recorded one assist and grabbed five loose balls at TOR (1/25)...Tallied nine loose balls in the season opener at BUF (1/12).  2012: Recorded three points (2g, 1a), 31 loose balls and five forced turnovers in eight games...Season was cut short due to a knee injury...Notable Performances:Notched his first goal as a member of the Swarm and collected two loose balls at WAS (2/24)...Recorded two loose balls and 10 PIM during the home opener vs. BUF (1/28)...Posted two points (2a) and four loose balls in his Swarm debut at COL (1/14)...2011: Notched 4 points (4a) and 78 loose balls in 16 game appearances with Boston...2010: Tallied 12 points (1g, 11a) in 15 games...Collected 101 loose balls...Tied for first with two of his Boston teammates for most loose balls collected...2009: Registered 17 points and 95 loose balls in 14 game appearances during his rookie season with Boston…HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Auburn (Auburn, New York).

ACQUIRED

Selected by Minnesota in the first round (ninth overall) of the dispersal draft of Boston Blazers (9/9/11).

 

Regular Season Statistics

YEAR TEAM GP G A PTS PPG SHG SOG LB FT PIM F/O FO%
2014 Minnesota 18 3 5 8 0 0 9 69 28 18 0/0 0.0
2013 Minnesota 16 1 6 7 0 0 5 72 12 8 0/0 0.0
2012 Minnesota 8 1 2 3 0 1 6 31 5 19 0/0 0.0
2011 Boston 16 0 4 4 0 0 3 78 11 4 0/0 0.0
2010 Boston 15 1 11 12 0 0 23 101 N/A 8 0/0 0.0
2009 Boston 14 4 13 17 0 0 23 95 N/A 10 0/0 0.0
TOTAL 87 10 41 51 0 1 69 446 56 67 0/0 0.0

Postseason Statistics

YEAR TEAM GP G A PTS PPG SHG SOG LB FT PIM F/O FO%
2013 Minnesota 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 0/0 0.0
2011 Boston 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 4 1 2 0/0 0.0
2010 Boston 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0/0 0.0
2009 Boston 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 2 0/0 0.0
TOTAL 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 28 1 4 0/0 0.0