PHILADELPHIA WINGS PLAYER BRODIE MERRILL VOTED FINALIST FOR TRANSITION PLAYER OF THE YEAR
MERRILL JOINS JORDAN MACINTOSH OF MINNESOTA SWARM AND JEREMY THOMPSON OF EDMONTON RUSH AS TOP THREE TRANSITION MEN IN NLL 2014 SEASON
Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia Wings transition player Brodie Merrill has been named one of three finalists to receive the 2014 NLL Transition Player of the Year award, which will be announced at the first-ever NLL Season Awards Ceremony on Sunday, September 21 in Oakville, Ontario. The Minnesota Swarm's Jordan MacIntosh and Edmonton Rush's Jeremy Thompson have also been named finalists of this prestigious award.
Merrill, who serves as captain of the Wings, posted 34 points (8 goals, 26 assists) this season and ranked fourth in the league with 189 loose balls, the most among non-faceoff men. The nine-year NLL veteran was seventh on the team in scoring and tied for 15th in the league with 23 forced turnovers.
The Orangeville, Ontario native, who played collegiately at Georgetown University and was the first overall selection in the 2005 NLL Entry Draft, won back-to-back Transition Player of the Year Awards in 2009 and 2010.
The 2014 NLL Season Awards are determined by a vote of the league's Board of Governors, General Managers and Head Coaches at the end of the regular season.
The remaining schedule of finalist announcements for the 2014 NLL Season Awards is as follows:
Tuesday, June 17: Goaltender of the Year award finalists
Wednesday, June 18: Rookie of the Year award finalists
Thursday, June 19: Most Valuable Player award finalists
Monday, June 23: Executive of the Year award finalists
Tuesday, June 24: Media Person of the Year (The Tom Borrelli Award)