The National Lacrosse League has announced Buffalo Bandits forward Dhane Smith as the “Pinty’s Wingman of the Week” award winner for Week 17 of the 2015 NLL regular season, marking the second time Smith has earned the award after previously winning in Week 6.
Smith, who ranks fourth in the NLL in points (98), third in assists (61) and tied for eighth in goals (37), recorded a combined 16 points with 13 assists in Buffalo’s weekend sweep over Vancouver and New England that clinched a playoff spot for the Bandits.
Buffalo’s first-round (5th overall) selection in the 2012 NLL Draft, the third-year pro has registered three or more points in all 17 games this season including 13 games with five-plus points. The 23-year-old from Kitchener, Ontario has already shattered his previous career highs in points (59), goals (24) and assists (39).
Pinty’s is an official partner for the NLL on TSN during the 2015 season. Each week, an NLL player will receive the “Pinty’s Wingman of the Week” award based on their performance with respect to passing prowess and playmaking abilities. The weekly award winners will be entered into the pool of finalists for the “Pinty’s Wingman of the Year” award at the end of the season.
Week 1) Josh Sanderson – Toronto Rock
Week 2) Josh Sanderson – Toronto Rock
Week 3) Ryan Benesch – Buffalo Bandits
Week 4) Adam Jones – Colorado Mammoth
Week 5) Dan Dawson – Rochester Knighthawks
Week 6) Dhane Smith – Buffalo Bandits
Week 7) Cody Jamieson – Rochester Knighthawks
Week 8) Rob Hellyer – Toronto Rock
Week 9) Josh Sanderson – Toronto Rock
Week 10) Shawn Evans – Calgary Roughnecks
Week 11) Jeremy Noble – Colorado Mammoth
Week 12) Curtis Dickson – Calgary Roughnecks
Week 13) Mark Matthews – Edmonton Rush
Week 14) Shawn Evans – Calgary Roughnecks
Week 15) Brett Hickey – Toronto Rock
Week 16) Mark Matthews – Edmonton Rush
Week 17) Dhane Smith – Buffalo Bandits
Established in 1943, Pinty’s Delicious Foods Inc. has long been recognized as a poultry industry builder, innovator, and leader. The company provides a complete range of premium quality, value-added fresh and frozen chicken products to the Retail and Food Service Industry. The Burlington, Ont.-based food manufacturer has added the NLL to an extensive list of sports sponsorships that includes the NFL, NASCAR, Tennis Majors on TSN, and athletes Team Jacobs and Team Homan. Pinty’s is also the title sponsor of TSN’s annual All-Star Curling Skins Game.