The Toronto Rock have re-signed veteran forward Josh Sanderson to a one-year contract.
"I'm really excited to be back in Toronto," said Sanderson. "The goal is to win a championship and I want to do that for the best organization in the league."
The Rock placed the franchise tag on the NLL's fifth all-time leading scorer back in July, meaning he would not become an unrestricted free agent on August 1st. The Rock placed the second of their two franchise player tags on captain Colin Doyle.
The upcoming season will be Sanderson's 16th in the NLL and sixth season in Toronto, where he has amassed 399 career regular season points in 73 games over his five previous campaigns in a Rock uniform. Sanderson has played for Rochester, Albany, San Jose, Calgary and Boston in addition to his pair of stops in Toronto.
"I really thought we were coming together at the end of the year," Sanderson said of the Rock's 2012 season. "I want to take a run at a title with this group. We were really playing well at the end of last season and I'm excited about the opportunity that lies ahead this year."
The Rock re-acquired the 35-year old Orangeville, ON native in September of 2011 from the Minnesota Swarm who had just selected Sanderson in the Boston dispersal draft.