ILIndoor Top 50: Jordan MacIntosh #17

Jordan MacIntosh (24) can win faceoffs and much more for just about any team he's with. (Photo: Todd Bauders)
Jordan MacIntosh (24) can win faceoffs and much more for just about any team he's with. (Photo: Todd Bauders)

Start a conversation about Jordan MacIntosh and the talk will eventually point to his versatility. Not only does the 6-foot-1, 210-pound right-hander out of Oakville, Ont., do so much, he does it everywhere he can. With the Minnesota Swarm of the National Lacrosse League, the Peterborough Lakers of Major Series Lacrosse and the Rochester Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse, MacIntosh is everywhere he can be. He’s scoring goals, setting them up, winning faceoffs and sparking transition. And not only does he do all this, he does it all so very well and that’s why we find him inching toward the top of ILIndoor’s list of the Top 50 players today.

His 55 points (27-28) didn’t exactly lead the Swarm last winter, but it certainly added scoring depth to a team that has plenty of options. So having 1 more doesn’t hurt, but MacIntosh did damage in other forums for the Swarm. He scored on the power play and scored short-handed, he led the team with 197 loose balls, aided greatly by being the team’s primary draw guy in winning 55.5% of the draws he took. He also forced 14 turnovers, making him a valuable asset just about anywhere he was on the floor.

It was much of the same in Peterborough, where he scored 46 points (16-30) in 12 games for a team loaded with snipers while winning 66% of the faceoffs he took, splitting duties with Stephen Hoar. And when he wasn’t in Peterborough’s lineup this summer, he was in Rochester playing field ball for the Rattlers. In 13 games there, he scored a team-leading 20 goals to finish with 22 points.

All of this illustrates just how valuable a player MacIntosh can be for your side and considering he’s just 24 years old, it’s almost scary to think of how much better he’ll become in the coming seasons.

ILIndoor’s take

“The sign of a true professional is someone who makes it look easy, and MacIntosh certainly does that. He’s so smooth in his stride and so effective in all areas of the floor. Young players like MacIntosh get it done mostly on talent but once he gains knowledge that the experience of a few more seasons can teach, MacIntosh could very well be talked about in the elite category of players.” – Bob Chavez

“MacIntosh has been a cornerstone for the Swarm brand of lacrosse since he arrived in MSP. JMac stretches the floor with ease and has finishing touch when he gets there. Faceoff duty is a specialty but less time in the circle could be a benefit for Minny in the long run if they want to max out his talent elsewhere. That means PP and PK time for this jack of all trades player who can pretty much do it all.” – Marty O’Neill

“What do you need done in a lacrosse game? Need someone to win faceoffs? MacIntosh will do that for you. Need some goals? He’s a talented shooter and a productive piece of a team offensive approach. Need someone to play defence? He’s not a great defender, but MacIntosh is more than willing to D up and provides capable checking as part of a team concept. He could be the poster boy for the up tempo, small-roster game the NLL is more and more becoming — someone who can do whatever you need to ask of him.” – Stephen Stamp

Top 50

No. 50: Aaron Bold
No. 49: Brad Self
No. 48: Jesse Gamble
No. 47: Rory Smith
No. 46: Kiel Matisz
No. 45: Lewis Ratcliff
No. 44: Johnny Powless
No. 43: Tyler Hass
No. 42: Sid Smith
No. 41: Brett Mydske
No. 40: Stephan Leblanc
No. 39: Kevin Ross
No. 38: Jeff Moleski
No. 37: Drew Westervelt
No. 36: Jeff Gilbert
No. 35: Ryan Ward
No. 34: Cory Vitarelli
No. 33: Kyle Sorensen
No. 32: Corey Small
No. 31: Shawn Williams
No. 30: Scott Ranger
No. 29: Mark Steenhuis
No. 28: Casey Powell
No. 27: Josh Sanderson
No. 26: Brandon Miller
No. 25: Mike Grimes
No. 24: Chris Corbeil
No. 23: Kevin Crowley
No. 22: Geoff Snider
No. 21: John Tavares
No. 20: Mark Matthews
No. 19: Dan Dawson
No. 18: Andrew Suitor

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