Mammoth's Catton Announces Retirement
from press release
DENVER – The Colorado Mammoth announced today that defenseman Rich Catton has retired from the National Lacrosse League. Catton, an 11-year veteran, played for four teams in his NLL career, including the past five with the Mammoth.
"I feel very fortunate to have played in the NLL for more than a decade, and to have had the opportunity to finish my career with the Colorado Mammoth," said Catton.
The 6'1", 215-pound right-hander, who won the Champion's Cup with Colorado in his first year with the organization (2006), missed just three regular-season games in his five years with the Mammoth.
"Rich was Mr. Reliable for us defensively," proclaimed Mammoth President and General Manager Steve Govett. "He brought a positive attitude and tremendous work ethic year-in and year-out, and we wish him nothing but the best."
The 39-year-old British Columbia native recorded 69 points and 575 loose balls in 155 career regular-season games for the Buffalo Bandits, Vancouver Ravens, Calgary Roughnecks, and the Mammoth. Catton was the oldest player on Colorado's 2010 roster.
The Mammoth's 2011 season opener is Saturday, January 8th against the defending NLL champion Washington Stealth.