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2000 NLL season

2000 NLL season
League National Lacrosse League
Sport Indoor lacrosse
Duration January 7, 2000 – May 6, 2000
Number of teams 8
Regular season
League champions Toronto Rock
Runners-up Buffalo Bandits
Season MVP John Tavares (Buffalo Bandits)
Top scorer John Tavares (Buffalo Bandits)
Gary Gait (Pittsburgh CrosseFire)
Champion's Cup
Champions Toronto Rock
  Runners-up Rochester Knighthawks
Champion's Cup MVP Dan Stroup (Toronto)

The 2000 National Lacrosse League season began on January 7, 2000 and concluded with the championship game on May 6, 2000. The Toronto Rock defeated the Rochester Knighthawks 14-13, in what has been described as the "greatest indoor lacrosse game ever played". Kaleb Toth scored the winning goal with less than two seconds left in regulation to give the Rock their second straight championship.


  • Team movement 1
  • Regular season 2
  • All Star Game 3
  • Playoffs 4
  • Awards 5

Team movement

One expansion team was added to the NLL for the 2000 season, the Albany Attack. In addition, the Baltimore Thunder left Baltimore and became the Pittsburgh CrosseFire, though the franchise would only last a single season in Pittsburgh before moving to Washington.

Regular season

All Star Game

No All-Star game was held in 2000.


Semifinals Championship
3 Rochester 15
2 Buffalo 11
3 Rochester 13
1 Toronto 14
4 Philadelphia 10
1 Toronto 14


Award Winner Team
MVP Award [[John Tavares (lacrosse player)|John Tavares
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