Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Toronto Rock Captain Colin Doyle Announces Retirement after 19 NLL Seasons

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Toronto Rock Captain Colin Doyle Announces Retirement after 19 NLL Seasons

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Toronto Rock captain Colin Doyle retires

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OAKVILLE, Ont. - Toronto captain Colin Doyle announced his retirement on Wednesday, ending a 19-season run in the National Lacrosse League that saw him become the Rock's all-time leader in most offensive categories.

The 39-year-old native of Kitchener, Ont., played 16 seasons with the Rock franchise. Doyle made his retirement announcement at a morning news conference at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre.

"My drive and being able to find something to motivate me had dwindled," he said. "My drive to compete had decreased and that was a sign to me that if I'm not driven to be the best, it's the right time to walk away."

Doyle won the NLL rookie of the year award in 1998 after an impressive debut season with the Ontario Raiders. The franchise moved from Hamilton to Toronto for the 1999 season. …

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