Toronto Rush Re-Sign Six More Team Veterans
January 23, 2017
After their first signings announcement last week, the Toronto Rush continued to build on their 2017 roster, inking six more veterans. All six players—Jeff Lindquist, Geoff Powell, Steve Armitage, Thomson McKnight, Gord Harrison, and Mike Jones—have been with Toronto since the franchise's inception in 2013.
Lindquist has been one of the most consistent offensive performers in league history, ranking third all-time in assists (172) and seventh in scores (257). His unorthodox throwing angles make him one of the most dangerous players around the endzone with the disc.
Jeff Lindquist throws a scoober for the game-winning assist against the DC Breeze in sudden death of a Week 4 game during 2016.
A specialist in one-on-one coverage. Powell has been an anchor for the Toronto defensive unit during his career. He ranks third all-time in team history with 55 blocks.
One of the fastest players in the sport, Armitage has quietly risen to fifth all-time in league history with 161 goals scored. He saved his best performance of 2016 for one of the biggest games for the Rush, collecting five goals and throwing three assists in the team's win over the DC Breeze to advance to Championship Weekend V.
Nobody could keep up with Armitage on his way to earning league Player of the Week honors during the second round of the 2016 playoffs.
McKnight is one of just three handlers in league history to attempt over 2000 throws in his career. His accuracy and dependability as a player has placed him as a top ten all-time performer in numerous categories: completions (1923, third), assists (137, seventh), and points played (1172, sixth).
One of the team leaders for the defense, Harrison has had solid production throughout his career as an attacking handler off of opponents' turnovers. An all-around contributor, he is fourth in team history in blocks (54), seventh in assists (65), fifth in points played (905), and seventh in completions (661).
Although he hasn't gotten the headline attention of other teammates, Jones has been one of Toronto's most reliable players over his four-year stint with the team. He ranks third all-time* in Rush team history with a 95 percent completion rate on 971 career throws.
*Among qualified throwers with over 150 career attempts.