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Buffalo's Tavares adds to numbers

06/09/2013, 11:45pm EDT
By NLL.com

Check out the new Top 10 scorers in league history after the 2013 season


Buffalo Bandits captain John Tavares, the league's all-time leading scorer, added to his NLL career records in goals, assists and points during the 2013 season while other active players climbed up the Top 10s for each stat. (Photo: Bill Wippert)

With the 2013 National Lacrosse League season in the books, check out which players rank in the Top 10 in the NLL record book for the three major offensive statistical categories of career goals, assists and points.

Buffalo Bandits captain John Tavares, the leading scorer in NLL history, added to his numbers atop each of the three categories by posting 39 points (14+25) in his league-record 22nd season. Whether or not the 44-year-old will retire or return for the 2014 season is still unknown.

Meanwhile, Toronto Rock captain Colin Doyle strengthened his hold on the second spot for assists and points with 84 points (26+58) in 2013 while teammates Josh Sanderson and Blaine Manning join him on the lists mainly comprised of active players. Colorado Mammoth forward John Grant, Jr. recorded 91 points (43+48) this year and passed Gary Gait to move into third all-time in the league's scoring ranks. Needing just 23 points, Sanderson will likely take over the fourth spot next year while Buffalo Bandits forward Shawn Williams, who posted a team-high 65 points (19+46) in 2013, needs 64 points to pass Gait.

Goals
1) John Tavares 779
2) Gary Gait 635
3) John Grant, Jr. 562
4) Colin Doyle 484
5) Shawn Willams 431
6) Lewis Ratcliff 411
7) Paul Gait 410
8) Tom Marechek 399
9) Josh Sanderson 397
10) Mike Accursi 386

Assists
1) John Tavares 887
2) Colin Doyle 778
3) Josh Sanderson 746
4) Shawn Williams 671
5) John Grant, Jr. 622
6) Gavin Prout 621
7) Dan Dawson 577
8) Gary Gait 530
9) Blaine Manning 526
10) Jim Veltman 493

Points
1) John Tavares 1,666
2) Colin Doyle 1,262
3) John Grant, Jr. 1,184
4) Gary Gait 1,165
5) Josh Sanderson 1,143
6) Shawn Williams 1,102
7) Dan Dawson 946
8) Gavin Prout 922
9) Lewis Ratcliff 889
10) Blaine Manning 833

x- retired players in italics

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