Lacrosse

Rock signs captain Doyle to three-year deal

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The Canadian Press
11/25/2013 12:05:03 PM
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TORONTO -- The Rock plan to keep team captain Colin Doyle in Toronto for a few more years.

The National Lacrosse League team signed its all-time franchise leading scorer to a three-year contract Monday that will run through 2016.

The 36-year-old from Kitchener, Ont., has captured six NLL Champion's Cup, all with the Rock, during his 16-year career.

"Colin Doyle is the face of the Toronto Rock," said team owner and president Jamie Dawick. "Colin is a leader on and off the floor and exemplifies everything it is to be a member of this franchise."

Doyle is the all-time franchise leader in goals (397), assists (585) and points (982).

"There is an unsettling feeling with regards to how last year ended and I am sure everyone is excited to get back our winning ways," said Doyle -- the Rock lost to Minnesota in the division semifinals.

"I am looking forward to seeing what (new head coach) John (Lovell) and his staff have in store for us. I am sure the goals remain the same, but the path to get there will certainly be different."

The Rock recently made Doyle their one franchise player for the 2014 season. Teams can designate two franchise players enabling those players to earn 25 per cent more than the league's maximum salary.

The Rock have also signed veteran defender Stephen Hoar to a one-year agreement.

The signings are pending league approval.

Colin Doyle (Photo: Bill Wippert / NLL)

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(Photo: Bill Wippert / NLL)
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