Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today that the team has agreed to terms with forward Jake McNabb and transition player Ryan McCrory to two-year contracts, pending league approval.
McNabb, 24, appeared in two games with the Colorado Mammoth during the 2019-20 season, scoring two goals and adding three assists for five points. He also recorded 27 points (13+14) in five games for the Oshawa Outlaws of the Arena Lacrosse League, finishing sixth on the team in scoring and earning All-Rookie Team honors for the 2020 season.
A native of Owen Sound, Ontario, McNabb played his collegiate lacrosse at Onondaga College, where he amassed 51 points (35+16) in 29 career games while helping the Blazers to back-to-back undefeated seasons and a pair of NJCAA National Championships. He appeared in 14 of the team’s 15 games in 2017 and scored the game-winning goal in the National Championship game, the first of three straight NJCAA titles for the Lazers.
Additionally, the 5-foot-10, 170-pound forward is a three-time provincial champion and Minto Cup winner, having totaled 342 points (183+159) over 107 Junior ‘A’ games with Owen Sound, Six Nations and St. Catharines. He registered 50 points (29+21) in 25 postseason appearances, including a 34-point effort during the 2019 playoffs.
McNabb was originally drafted in the second round (31st overall) by the Mammoth in the 2019 NLL Entry Draft.
McCrory appeared in eight games with the Oshawa Outlaws of the Arena Lacrosse League (ALL) in 2020, scoring three goals and adding five assists for eight points. In 29 career games with the Outlaws from 2018-20, the Oshawa, Ontario, native posted 18 goals and 22 assists for 40 points.
McCrory played his collegiate lacrosse at Western University from 2012-16. As a senior, he finished second in the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association with 58 points. He was also fourth in assists with 24 in 12 games. He appeared in the Baggataway Cup championship game three times, winning the title in 2016.
Additionally, the 5-foot-11, 187-pound transition player totaled 59 points on 26 goals and 33 assists in 24 games with the Junior ‘B’ Clarington Green Gaels.