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Calgary’s Curt Malawsky, Rochester’s Dan Carey Win Les Bartley Award and General Manager of the Year

Calgary Coach and Rochester General Manager Both First Time Winners

PHILADELPHIA, May 24, 2023 – The National Lacrosse League (@NLL), the largest and most successful professional lacrosse property in the world, today announced the winners of the Les Bartley Head Coach of the Year and the General Manager of the Year awards.

Calgary Roughnecks Head Coach, Curt Malawsky (Coquitlam, BC), wins his first Les Bartley Award for Head Coach of the Year after leading his team to a franchise high 13 wins this regular season. He is the second Roughnecks coach to win the award, joining Troy Cordingley in 2009.

A former player from 1998 to 2009, Malawsky took over the head coaching duties in 2013 for the Roughnecks and has a career regular season record of 90-80. His 90 wins now ranks 8th in league history, three behind the man behind the award in Les Bartley. Malawsky helped lead the Roughnecks to the 2019 NLL Championship as the head coach.

  • Curt Malawsky – 440 points
  • Tracey Kelusky – 241 points
  • Mike Hasen – 199 points

Rochester Knighthawks General Manager, Dan Carey (Peterborough, ON), wins his first General Manager of the Year award. Starting as an expansion franchise in the 2019-20 season the team finished the 2021-22 season with a 4-14 record. The Knighthawks had the biggest turnaround of any team from the prior season, a six-win increase and qualifying for the playoffs for the first time in franchise history with a 10-8 record. Carey has molded the roster from the very beginning after being named the team’s first General Manager on December 18, 2018.

The big name acquisition Carey made prior to the 2022-23 season was trading for Connor Fields, who was taken from Buffalo in Las Vegas’ expansion draft. The East Amherst, NY product set a career high with 112 points on 52 goals, both in the top five of the NLL to help the Knighthawks offense score 34 more goals than in their 2021-22 campaign.

Carey, another former player in the NLL, played from 2006 to 2012, winning a championship in his rookie season with the Colorado Mammoth in 2006 and was named to the All-Rookie Team.

  • Dan Carey – 335 points
  • Jamie Dawick – 280 points
  • Mike Board – 223 points

Below are the all-time winners of the Les Bartley Award

  • 2023 – Curt Malawsky, Calgary Roughnecks
  • 2022 – Tracey Kelusky, Panther City Lacrosse Club
  • 2020 – Paul Day, Philadelphia Wings
  • 2019 – John Tavares & Rich Kilgour, Buffalo Bandits
  • 2018 – Derek Keenan, Saskatchewan Rush
  • 2017 – Ed Comeau, Georgia Swarm
  • 2016 – Glenn Clark, New England Black Wolves
  • 2015 – John Lovell, Toronto Rock
  • 2014 – Derek Keenan, Edmonton Rush
  • 2013 – Troy Cordingley, Toronto Rock
  • 2012 – Joe Sullivan, Minnesota Swarm
  • 2011 – Mike Hasen, Rochester Knighthawks
  • 2010 – Derek Keenan, Edmonton Rush & Chris Hall, Washington Stealth
  • 2009 – Troy Cordingley, Calgary Roughnecks
  • 2008 – Adam Mueller, New York Titans
  • 2007 – Ed Comeau, Rochester Knighthawks
  • 2006 – Derek Keenan, Portland Lumberjax
  • 2005 – Bob Hamley, Arizona Sting
  • 2004 – Paul Day, Rochester Knighthawks
  • 2003 – Darris Kilgour, Buffalo Bandits
  • 2002 – Bob McMahon, Albany Attack
  • 2001 – Tony Resch, Philadelphia Wings

Below are the all-time winners of the General Manager of the Year Award

  • 2023 – Dan Carey, Rochester Knighthawks
  • 2022 – Steve Dietrich, Buffalo Bandits
  • 2020 – Paul Day, Philadelphia Wings
  • 2019 – Steve Dietrich, Buffalo Bandits
  • 2018 – Curt Styres, Rochester Knighthawks
  • 2017 – John Arlotta, Georgia Swarm
  • 2016 – Steve Dietrich, Buffalo Bandits
  • 2015 – Terry Sanderson, Toronto Rock
  • 2014 – Derek Keenan, Edmonton Rush
  • 2013 – Doug Locker, Washington Stealth
  • 2012 – John Arlotta, Minnesota Swarm
  • 2011 – Curt Styres, Rochester Knighthawks,
  • 2010 – Derek Keenan, Portland Lumberjax
  • 2009 – Ed Comeau, New York Titans
  • 2008 – Marty O’Neil, Minnesota Swarm
  • 2007 – Marty O’Neil, Minnesota Swarm
  • 2006 – Derek Keenan, Portland Lumberjax
  • 2005 – Bob Hamley, Arizona Sting
  • 2004 – Johnny Mouradian, San Jose Stealth
  • 2003 – Kurt Silcott, Buffalo Bandits
  • 2002 – Dave Evans, Vancouver Ravens

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About the National Lacrosse League

The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America’s premier professional lacrosse league. Founded in 1986, the NLL is comprised of 15 franchises across the United States and Canada: Albany FireWolves, Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, Las Vegas Desert Dogs, New York Riptide, Panther City Lacrosse Club (TX), Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Warriors.

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