John Grant Jr. (photo courtesy Peterborough Lakers)
John Grant Jr.—the Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky of lacrosse—is returning to the Peterborough Lakers for his swan song.
After taking last year off because of work commitments in Denver where he plays for the National Lacrosse League, the 41-year-old wanted to return this summer for one final season to help get the Lakers to the Mann Cup and host it in his hometown of Peterborough.
Grant has been playing in the Lakers system since he was four years old.
Here he is pictured below (top row, third from the left) in 1989 photo...
John Grant Jr., top row, third from the left, in 1989 minor lacrosse team photo
"I am extremely excited to have another opportunity to step back on the floor for the Lakeshow this summer,” Grant Jr. says.
John Grant Jr. one of greatest players in lacrosse history (photo courtesy Peterborough Lakers)
@JohnGrantJr24, arguably the greatest lacrosse player of all time, announces he'll return to @PtboLakersLax (Thursday) for one final season!
“I will give everything that I have left to help this team win lacrosse games," Grant Jr. says. "I want to thank the organization for giving me the honor to represent my beloved hometown one last time and I will cherish every last moment."
Photo of Grant Jr. courtesy Peterborough Lakers
Grant—who has won five Mann Cups while in Peterborough and won MVP twice—is one of the top snipers in the history of the game in both the NLL and MSL.
One of the biggest stars in Peterborough sports history, Grant Jr. can’t wait to get back to his hometown rink this Thursday (June 16th) at the Memorial Centre to start his final season for this storied franchise.