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Calgary's Mike Poulin wins Goaltender of the Year

05/10/2012, 10:15am EDT
By NLL.com

Poulin was a big part of Roughnecks' league-best 12-4 record


Mike Poulin is the 2012 NLL Goaltender of the Year. Credit: Larry Palumbo

The National Lacrosse League has announced that Mike Poulin of the Calgary Roughnecks is the Goaltender of the Year for the 2012 season.

Poulin ranked second in the NLL with a 10.27 goals-against average, was tied for second with 10 wins and placed sixth with 486 saves in 14 games for the Roughnecks, who allowed a league-low 170 goals while posting the best regular-season record at 12-4.

"As an organization we are extremely proud that Mike has been recognized by the governors, general managers and coaches throughout the league for his terrific performance this season,” said Calgary Roughnecks General Manager Mike Board.  “Mike is a young, athletic goalie and an integral part of our team.  He is a leader on and off the floor and a mentor to his teammates.”

Aaron Bold of the Edmonton Rush finished second and Chris Levis of the Colorado Mammoth was third.

Bold ranked third in the league with a 10.47 goals-against average for Edmonton, which surrendered the second-fewest goals in the NLL (175). Levis was tied with Poulin for the league lead with 10 wins and was first with 603 saves for the Mammoth, who went 11-5 after going 5-11 in 2011.

The announcements of 2012 NLL Season Awards continues Monday with the Defensive Player of the Year. The awards are voted on by the league's board of governors, general managers and head coaches.

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