Rock Lock Up Pair Of Core Players
Oakville, ON – Toronto Rock Owner, President and GM Jamie Dawick announced the signings of two pending unrestricted free agents today. Starting goaltender Nick Rose and veteran defender Brock Sorensen have both agreed to two-year contracts. The two Rock veterans could have become unrestricted free agents on August 1, had they not re-signed with the club today.
“It was very important to the organization to get Brock and Nick signed,” said Dawick. “These are two players that play big roles within our team and are keys to any success we achieve as a group.”
Since being acquired at the trade deadline in March of 2012 from Calgary, Rose has been the backbone of the Rock, both on the floor and in the locker room. The 31-year old from Orangeville, ON sits second behind NLL and Rock Hall of Famer Bob Watson in career wins and saves in Rock franchise history.
“Nick is a huge piece of the team,” said Dawick. “We believe Nick is the guy who can lead us to a championship. He’s our guy and it is great to have this done before he could become an unrestricted free agent.”
Sorensen, 29, enjoyed his best season in a Rock uniform in 2019, despite missing a handful of games due to injury. The Peterborough, ON native has played five seasons with the Rock after playing his first two seasons in the NLL with the Swarm franchise.
“Brock is coming off the best year of his career,” said Dawick. “His play on the floor did the talking and he’s a major reason we had a successful season. He’s a leader amongst a really strong group of defenders.”
The off-season is about to get a lot more interesting for NLL fans. On Tuesday by 12:00 p.m. ET, NLL teams will submit their protected lists for the upcoming expansion draft on July 9. Two new teams, the New York Riptide and the new Pegula Sports & Entertainment owned and operated Rochester Knighthawks will each select 11 players in the Expansion Draft. No current team can lose more than two players in the selection process.