CLax: Potter named top offensive player, O’Brien top transition player

Mack O'Brien showing the form that made him CLax's Transition Player of the Year. (Photo: Tim Prothero)
Mack O'Brien showing the form that made him CLax's Transition Player of the Year. (Photo: Tim Prothero)

The Canadian Lacrosse League has announced Niagara Lock Monsters Andrew Potter and Toronto Shooting Stars Mack O’Brien as Clax major awards recipients for the 2013 season. Potter has been named the 2013 Clax Offensive Player of the Year while O’Brien was selected as the 2013 CLax Transition Player of the Year.

After being selected first overall in the 2013 Clax entry draft, Potter helped lead the Lock Monsters to an 11-3 regular season record. He finished the season second in league scoring registering 31 goals and 48 assists for 79 points. Potter also tied teammate Corey Fowler for a new CLax single season assists record with 48. Earlier this week, Potter was also named a 2013 CLax First Team All-Star.

“It was obvious early on that Andrew would be able to put up some big numbers but I think what most people don’t realize how good of a player he is at both ends of the floor,” said Lock Monsters GM / Head Coach Jeff Dowling.

O’Brien helped lead the Shooting Stars to a second place regular season finish. He was third in team scoring adding 26 goals and 14 assists for 40 points in 13 regular season games. Earlier this week O’Brien was also named a 2013 CLax First Team All-Star. O’Brien spent his rookie season with the Oshawa Machine in 2012 where he registered eight goals and six assists for 14 points in seven games.

“Mack had a tremendous impact on our team on and off the floor,” said Toronto Shooting Stars GM / Head Coach Glenn Clark. “He is a leader and a tireless worker.  He was a threat to create transition opportunities every time he was on the floor and he did it without neglecting his defensive responsibilities.”

CLax Major Awards to date:
Offensive Player of the Year – Andrew Potter (Niagara Lock Monsters)
Transition Player of the Year – Mack O’Brien (Toronto Shooting Stars)
Rookie of the Year – Caleb Wiles (Barrie Blizzard)
Coach of the Year – Glenn Clark (Toronto Shooting Stars)
Official of the Year – Wayne Paddick

Friday: Goalie of the Year & Defensive Player of the Year
Saturday: Most Valuable Player & Outstanding Player of the Year

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