World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Ryan Cousins

Ryan Cousins
— Lacrosse player —
Born (1981-04-01) April 1, 1981 (age 33)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Position Defenseman
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Former NLL teams Rochester Knighthawks
Minnesota Swarm
Arizona Sting
Columbus Landsharks
Nationality Canada
Pro career 20022012
Shoots Right

Ryan Cousins (born April 1, 1981 in Toronto, Ontario) is a former professional lacrosse player. Cousins played for eleven seasons in the National Lacrosse League, winning a championship in 2012 with the Rochester Knighthawks. He was selected to play in the National Lacrosse League All-Star Game in both 2004 and 2005. Cousins plays for the Victoria Shamrocks of the WLA in the offseason.[1]

Cousins was awarded the National Lacrosse League Defensive Player of the Year Award in both the 2007 and 2008 seasons.[2][3] During the 2009 NLL season, he was named a reserve to the All-Star game.[4]

In July 2011, Cousins was traded to the Edmonton Rush, along with Aaron Wilson and Kevin Croswell, in exchange for a number of entry draft picks.[5] Three months later, Cousins was traded again, this time to the Rochester Knighthawks. The Rush sent Cousins, Alex Kedoh-Hill, and Andy Secore to Rochester for Knighthawks captain Shawn Williams and Aaron Bold.[6]

Cousins suffered a knee injury prior to the 2012 season, and was considering retirement, but was convinced by the Knighthawks to return.[7] Cousins' decision paid off, as the Knighthawks won the 2012 NLL Championship. After suffering another injury prior to the 2013 season, Cousins announced his retirement in February, 2013.[7]

Statistics

NLL

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts LB PIM GP G A Pts LB PIM
2002 Columbus 12 0 1 1 59 13 -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 Columbus 12 0 2 2 31 13 -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 Arizona 13 2 3 5 29 17 -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 Minnesota 16 5 4 9 48 45 -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 Minnesota 14 2 6 8 65 32 1 0 1 1 4 0
2007 Minnesota 16 9 14 23 108 16 1 2 0 2 5 2
2008 Minnesota 16 9 5 14 87 36 1 0 0 0 9 0
2009 Minnesota 15 4 3 7 87 20 -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 Minnesota 7 0 4 4 33 16 -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 Minnesota 7 0 5 5 20 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Rochester 10 1 1 2 31 6 3 1 0 1 8 0
NLL Totals 138 32 48 80 598 216 7 3 1 4 26 2

Awards

Preceded by
Brodie Merrill
NLL Defensive Player of the Year
2007, 2008
Succeeded by
Billy Dee Smith

References

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.