The Colorado Mammoth have signed former NLL MVP Athan Iannucci after a slow start to the season. (Photo: Richard Olson)
The Colorado Mammoth's roster already included one former NLL Most Valuable Player in John Grant, Jr. On Wednesday, the team announced that it signed another: Athan Iannucci, who won the award in 2008 when he shattered the league record for goals scored in a season with 71. The contract is pending league approval.
“Athan’s a big, dynamic goal-scorer,” said president & general manager Steve Govett. “We’re not going to stand pat. We need more scoring.”
Enduring a slow start with a 1-3 record, the Mammoth were held to a season-low six goals in a road loss to Edmonton on Saturday. Iannucci’s resume speaks for itself – 196 goals in just 79 games played. The six-year NLL veteran also has 148 career assists.
The team also announced the release of Jordan McBride. Iannucci is expected to make his Mammoth debut in his hometown of Langley, B.C. against his former team the Vancouver Stealth on Friday at 11pm ET. Colorado returns to Pepsi Center on Saturday to take on the Buffalo Bandits on ‘Military Appreciation Night’ at 7pm MT.