1999 NLL season
LeagueNational Lacrosse League
SportIndoor lacrosse
DurationDecember 26, 1998 – April 23, 1999
Number of games12
Number of teams7
Regular season
League championsToronto Rock
  Runners-upBaltimore Thunder
Season MVPGary Gait (Baltimore Thunder)
Top scorerGary Gait (Baltimore Thunder)
Champion's Cup
ChampionsToronto Rock
  Runners-upRochester Knighthawks
Finals MVPColin Doyle (Toronto)
NLL seasons

The 1999 National Lacrosse League season is the 13th season in the NLL that began on December 26, 1998, and concluded with the championship game on April 23, 1999. The Toronto Rock celebrated their first season in Toronto by winning the championship, defeating the Rochester Knighthawks 13-10 at Maple Leaf Gardens.

The playoffs featured the lowest score by a team in NLL history, when goaltender Bob Watson and the Toronto Rock defeated the Philadelphia Wings 13-2.

Team movement

The only change of teams from the 1998 NLL season to 1999 was the movement of the Ontario Raiders from Hamilton down the QEW to Toronto to become the Toronto Rock.

Regular season

Reference: [1]


1Toronto Rockxyz1293.7500.06–03–3157139+1813.0811.58
2Baltimore Thunderx1284.6671.05–13–3211175+3617.5814.58
3Rochester Knighthawksx1284.6671.04–24–2169160+914.0813.33
4Philadelphia Wingsx1257.4174.04–21–5153153012.7512.75
5New York Saints1257.4174.02–43–3149156-712.4213.00
6Buffalo Bandits1248.3335.01–53–3158177-1913.1714.75
7Syracuse Smash1239.2506.03–30–6161198-3713.4216.50

x: Clinched playoff berth; c: Clinched playoff berth by crossing over to another division; y: Clinched division; z: Clinched best regular season record; GP: Games Played
W: Wins; L: Losses; GBGames back; PCT: Win percentage; Home: Record at Home; Road: Record on the Road; GF: Goals scored; GA: Goals allowed
Differential: Difference between goals scored and allowed; GF/GP: Average number of goals scored per game; GA/GP: Average number of goals allowed per game

All Star Game

The 1999 All-Star Game took place at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, where Team Canada defeated Team USA by a score of 25-24.


Semifinals Championship
4 Philadelphia 2
1 Toronto 13
3 Rochester 10
1 Toronto 13
3 Rochester 14
2 Baltimore 12


Award Winner Team
MVP Award Gary Gait Baltimore
Rookie of the Year Award Jesse Hubbard Baltimore
Championship Game MVP Colin Doyle Toronto

Weekly awards

Each week, a player is awarded "Player of the Week" honours.

Week Player of the Week
1 Sal LoCascio
2 Matt Shearer
3 Gary Gait (tie)
Paul Gait
4 Joe Hiltz
5 Derek General
6 John Tavares
7 Jake Bergey
8 Gary Gait
9 Bob Watson
10 Jake Bergey
11 Dallas Eliuk
12 Jake Bergey
13 Pat O'Toole
14 Jim Veltman
15 Gary Gait
16 Paul Gait

Monthly awards

Awards are also given out monthly for the best overall player and best rookie.

Month Overall Rookie
Jan Gary Gait Chris Sanderson
Feb Bob Watson Matt Disher
Mar Jake Bergey Casey Powell

Statistics leaders

Bold numbers indicate new single-season records. Italics indicate tied single-season records.

Stat Player Team Number
Goals Gary Gait Baltimore 50
Assists Joe Hiltz Baltimore 46
Points Gary Gait Baltimore 82
Penalty Minutes Tony Millon Syracuse 59
Shots on Goal Gary Gait Baltimore 157
  Tom Marechek Philadelphia 157
Loose Balls Jim Veltman Toronto 166
Save Pct Dallas Eliuk Philadelphia 76.4

See also


  1. ^ "National Lacrosse League - 1999 Regular Season - Standings". NLL.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012.