Ryan Benesch | Forward #7

Height: 5'9"
Weight: 180
Shoots: Left
College/Club: Kitchener-Waterloo Braves
Date of Birth: 1/30/1985

Career Highlights

Fast Facts

  • 2018 John Grant, Jr. Award recipient as the Mammoth’s Offensive Player of the Year.
  • Won a gold medal representing Canada at the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in Onondaga.
  • Named to 2007 NLL All-Rookie team.
  • Won Rookie of the Year while playing in the NLL (2007), MSL (2007), and the OLA (2002).


Acquired via trade by Colorado from Buffalo in August 2017… Acquired via trade by Buffalo from Minnesota in 2013… Acquired via trade by Minnesota from Edmonton in 2009…Acquired via trade by Edmonton from San Jose in 2009…Selected in the 1st round (1st overall) by San Jose in the 2006 NLL Entry Draft; was traded to Toronto.


2018 (Denver): Led the Mammoth in goals (36), assists (57) and points (93) and was fifth in the NLL in points…achieved his 500th regular-season career assist on February 28…achieved his 900th career point on March 10 2017 (Buffalo): Third-highest shooting percentage (.210) among NLL players who had at least 100 shots in 2017 2016 (Buffalo): Second in regular-season points (92) and post-season points (22) for Buffalo…first in post-season power-play goals (4) for Buffalo 2015 (Buffalo): Led the NLL and the Bandits with a career-high of 55 goals...led the Bandits with a career-high of 113 points; the third-most points in the NLL…set a career-high of 58 assists 2014 (Buffalo): Led the Bandits in points (78) 2013 (Minnesota): Led the Swarm in goals (34) 2012 (Minnesota): Led the Swarm in goals (33) 2011 (Minnesota): Led the NLL and the Swarm in points (95) and led the Swarm in goals (46) and assists (49) 2010 (Minnesota): Third in points (83) for the Swarm with the third-most goals (28) and second-most assists (55) in 15 games played 2009 (Edmonton): Fourth in points (44), goals (17) and assists (27) for the Rush in 14 games played 2008 (Toronto): Tied for third in points for the Rock (50), scoring the fourth-most goals (19) and the third-most assists in 14 games played (31) 2007 (Toronto): Led the team in post-season goals (3) and scored the second-most goals in the regular-season (33)…with two game winning goals (2), Benesch co-led the Rock.