Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today that the team has re-signed forward Turner Evans to a one-year contract for the 2021-22 season, pending league approval.
Evans originally joined the Knighthawks on a one-year deal after being acquired from the San Diego Seals on July 11, 2019. The 27-year-old completed his first season with the expansion-era Knighthawks and fourth overall in the NLL in 2019-20, finishing fourth on the team in goals (12), assists (16) and points (28) while appearing in all 12 games.
Originally a second-round selection of the Toronto Rock (10th overall) in the 2015 NLL Entry Draft, the Peterborough, Ontario, native has amassed 145 points (51+94) in 56 career NLL games with Rochester, San Diego and Toronto.
Evans played his collegiate lacrosse at Ohio State University, where he was a four-time Scholar-Athlete and a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. As a junior in 2014, he was named a First Team All-ECAC selection before receiving USILA All-American honors the following year. In 59 games for the Buckeyes, Evans tallied 97 points on 54 goals and 43 assists.
The 5-foot-9, 170-pound forward is also a three-time Mann Cup champion with his hometown Peterborough Lakers, winning titles in 2017, 2018 and 2019.