Dan Coates | Defenseman #37

Height: 6'0"
Weight: 195
Shoots: Right
College/Club: Canisius College/Six Nations Chiefs
Date of Birth: 4/6/1987

Career Highlights

Fast Facts:

  • Three Year Mammoth Team Captain (2016-19), and Assistant Captain in 2014 and 2015
  • Two-time Jay Jalbert Award recipient for Mammoth Teammate of the Year (2016, 19)
  • Two-time Dave Stilley Award recipient for Mammoth Defenseman of the Year (2016-17)
  • Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship
  • Won gold with Team Canada at the 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championship
  • Won the 2012 Duel in Denver with Team Canada in 2012
  • Named to the All-MAAC First Team, becoming the first Canisius defenseman to earn first-team honors in program history


Selected by Colorado in the first round (eighth overall) in the 2011 NLL Entry Draft

Career Highlights

2019 (Colorado): Moved into sixth in franchise and team history with 116 games played, having reached the 100-game milestone at Pepsi Center playing the Calgary Roughnecks on January 6 (11-8 L)…Hit 50 career assists on February 9 at Wells Fargo Center playing the Philadelphia Wings (12-10 W). 2018 (Colorado): Placed on the Physically Unable to Perform List for the 2018-19 season due to an ACL tear. 2017 (Colorado): First for the Mammoth and tied for fourth in the NLL with 29 caused turnovers; a career high. 2016 (Colorado): Took the majority of the team’s faceoffs, winning at a 44% clip. 2015 (Colorado): Served 10 penalty minutes in 18 games; the fewest in his career. 2014 (Colorado): Set a career high with 16 points in the regular season (2 goals, 14 assists)…Set a career single-game high with five points against Minnesota at Xcel Energy Center on April 19, 2014 (18-12 W)…Played in every regular season game (18) for the first time in his career. 2013 (Colorado): Tied a franchise record by signing a five year contract in November 2013. 2012 (Colorado): Set a career high in loose balls (94) and was fifth in the NLL for loose balls recovered among all non-faceoff specialists.