Most Valuable Player in the Playoffs in 2019 (John “Shooter” Davis Award)
Mark Matthews - (Johnny “Shooter” Davis Award)
Peterborough Lakers offensive dynamo Mark Matthews is the 2019 MSL recipient of the Johnny “Shooter Davis” Award as the Most Valuable Player in the Playoffs. In nine games over two rounds of playoff action, Matthews has scored 14 goals and 24 assists for 42 points. Standing 6’5” and weighing 235 pounds, the 29 years Matthews is obviously noticeable when on the floor. The nifty left-hand shot was acquired in a trade in late June from the Brooklin Lacrosse Club
Since becoming a Laker – Matthews has collected 19 points netting 7 goals and 12 assists (2.7 points per game) in 7 regular season games. During the playoffs, he has upped his production, scoring 14 goals and 25 assists (4.3 points per game).
When Lakers’ General Manager Paul Day completed the trade to add Matthews to the team’s wealth of offensive talent, he commented, “Mark Matthews is one of the best players in the world and he is going to make our power play better and be the guy that makes everybody better. He’s a game changer every night. We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have Mark play for us.” GM Paul Day has been instrumental in the Lakers continued success. He never fails to make significant trades that keep the Lakers in the Mann Cup hunt every season.
This is the third consecutive year a Lakers’ player has been awarded the MSL Most Valuable Player in the playoffs. In 2017 it was Shawn Evans followed up by Kyle Buchanan in 2018.