(Rochester, NY) – Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today that the team has acquired forward Turner Evans from the San Diego Seals in exchange for defenseman Shane Simpson, pending approval from the National Lacrosse League.
Evans recently completed his third season in the NLL in 2018-19, scoring a career-high 19 goals and adding 26 assists for 45 points while appearing in all 18 games for the Seals. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound forward also added four points (3+1) in one playoff contest for San Diego, which selected him first overall in the 2018 NLL Expansion Draft.
Originally a second-round selection of the Toronto Rock (10th overall) in the 2015 NLL Entry Draft, the Peterborough, Ontario, native has amassed 117 points (39+78) in 46 career NLL games with San Diego and Toronto.
Evans played 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.
Evans is also a two-time Mann Cup champion with his hometown Peterborough Lakers, winning titles in 2017 and 2018.
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