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35 Moments: Billings and Grant Set Single Season Records

On April 28, 2012, two major league records were set. John Grant Jr went on a tear in 2012 to win his second MVP award of his career, tallying 116 points. Although the schedule was 16 games, he only played in 14 games (equivalent to the last record set by John Tavares in 2001 at 115 points). Jr would lead the league in goals scored (50) and a career high 66 assists. He would have 4 games with 10+ points, never scoring less than 6. He averaged 8.29 points per game. He had 12 straight games recording at least a hattrick.  

The previous assist record was 74 set in 2009 by Dan Dawson and Josh Sanderson. Billings would finish with 82 assists and had 8 games of 6+ assists, including a season high 11 on March 31, 2012 at Buffalo (where he would either score or assist on all their teams’ goals that game; the only player to accomplish this where a team scored 10+ goals in a game). This was Billings’ 3rd season in the NLL. He either scored or assisted on 58% of all Rock goals through the season. He averaged 5.125 assists per game and would finish right behind Grant with 114 points on the season

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