Goalie Pat O’Toole will be inducted into the Rochester Knighthaks Hall of Fame on March 30, when the Knighthawks host the Toronto Rock. The 3-time team MVP will be the 11th inductee into the National Lacrosse League team’s Hall of Fame. He’s the franchise leader in practically every goalie category, including wins (102) and saves (5,756), and he posted a 102-51 record as a Knighthawks goalie, the third and final NLL team for which he played. He helped the Knighthawks advance to the Champion’s Cup 4 times and was the backstop for the 2007 championship team. O’Toole played 16 NLL seasons, starting with the New York Saints in 1995 and the Buffalo Bandits (1996-1998) before landing in Rochester. He retired after the 2010 season and has been an assistant coach with the team since. He retired as the all-time saves leader (6,464) for the NLL, but was since surpassed by the now-retired Bob Watson (6,471).Chavez is an avid lacrosse player in Rochester and a journalist for the Democrat and Chronicle as well as a longtime Inside Lacrosse contributor. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to RochesterSports.com.
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