Roughnecks re-sign several top players ahead of 2022-23 NLL season

November 5, 2022 – National Lacrosse League (NLL)Calgary Roughnecks Press release

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Roughnecks announced today that the National Lacrosse League club has re-signed defensemen Shane Simpson and Eli Salama, as well as forward Tyler Pace, each to one-year contracts. . All three rookies played their entire NLL careers with the Calgary Roughnecks. Pace is entering his fifth season in the NLL, while Salama and Simpson each have four years under their belts.


Both Shane Simpson and Eli Salama were selected by the Roughnecks in the first round of the 2018 NLL Draft (7th and 12th respectively).

Shane Simpson – Defense

HOMETOWN: Hamilton, ON DOB: July 18, 1994

HEIGHT: 6’1″ WEIGHT: 190 lbs

SHOOTING: right

NLL STATS GP GA PTS PIM LB CTO

Regular season 2021-22 15 4 9 13 18 65 5

Regular Season 2020 10 8 13 21 4 40 0

Regular Season 2019 10 3 7 10 8 38 5

NLL Career 35 15 29 44 30 143 10

NLL PLAYOFFS GP GA PTS PIM LB CTO

Playoffs 2019 2 0 1 1 0 5 1

Eli Salama – Defense

HOMETOWN: Coquitlam, BC DOB: August 24, 1996

HEIGHT: 6’2″ WEIGHT: 211 lbs

SHOOTING: right

NLL STATS GP GA PTS PIM LB CTO

Regular season 2021-22 16 2 4 6 20 84 18

Regular Season 2020 10 5 7 12 13 55 4

Regular Season 2019 16 1 4 5 22 67 16

NLL Career 42 8 15 23 55 206 38

NLL PLAYOFFS GP GA PTS PIM LB CTO

Playoffs 2019 4 0 0 0 9 15 3

Tyler Pace was selected by the Roughnecks in the first round, 9th overall in the 2017 draft. The 27-year-old had 63 goals and 152 points in 46 games played, and had two goals and two assists in the playoffs 2019 Roughnecks playoffs.

tyler rhythm – before

HOMETOWN: Coquitlam, BC DOB: April 5, 1995

HEIGHT: 6’0″ WEIGHT: 180 lbs.

SHOOTING: right

NLL STATS GP GA PTS PIM LB CTO

Regular season 2021-22 15 26 41 67 2 57 0

Regular Season 2020 7 14 10 24 2 36 1

Regular Season 2019 11 17 25 42 2 39 3

Regular Season 2018 13 6 13 19 4 37 0

NLL Career 46 63 89 152 10 169 4

NLL PLAYOFFS GP GA PTS PIM LB CTO

Playoffs 2019 2 2 2 4 2 5 0

Playoffs 2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

The Roughnecks are delighted to welcome fans back to WestJet Field at the Scotiabank Saddledome on November 26 for the Preview Party. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a $6 happy hour and all tickets are available for the low price of $9.99 + GST.

Tickets for the 2022-23 Roughnecks home games, including the Preview Party, are on sale now! Visit Ticketmaster or the Scotiabank Saddledome box office, or call 1-855-985-500 to purchase tickets. For fans who want to party with the ‘Necks all winter long, season tickets are on sale now at CalgaryRoughnecks.com.

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