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ALBANY FIREWOLVES EXTEND COLTON WATKINSON

Watkinson Signed One-Year Deal with the FireWolves

ALBANY, NEW YORK – The Albany FireWolves, the Capital Region’s Indoor Lacrosse team playing out of the Times Union Center beginning in December, today announce that transition player, Colton Watkinson, has signed a one-year extension with the team.

Hailing from Ontario, Canada, Watkinson brings a ton of experience with him to Albany.  A transition player, Watkinson developed his game at the Hill Academy in Ontario before attending Limestone University in South Carolina.  During his stint at Limestone, Watkinson led the Saints to four National Championship game appearances, winning three of them.  He earned All-Conference honors three times and was a two-time All-American.  On top of that, Watkinson earned the Lt. J.G. Donald MacLaughlin Jr. award for Midfielder of the Year.  Watkinson was also a member of the Chesapeake Bayhawks of the MLL, capping their 2019 season off with a championship. 

Watkinson was drafted by the New England Black Wolves ahead of the 2017 season and has spent his entire brief NLL career within the organization, appearing in 45 games in three seasons.  He has heard nothing but good things about the fans and the Capital Region community and cannot wait to play in front of a packed house this December! 

Do not miss your opportunity to witness history! Fans can secure their season tickets for the inaugural 2021-22 FireWolves season today!  For more information regarding season ticket memberships, visit https://albanyfirewolves.com/tickets/season-tickets/ or call 518-362-4900. 

The Albany FireWolves 2021-22 Inaugural Season is presented by CDPHP. 

About Albany FireWolves 

The Albany FireWolves is the Capital Region’s very own Professional Box Lacrosse team, playing in the National Lacrosse League beginning in the fall of 2021. For more information, contact the Albany FireWolves Front Office at (518) 362-4900 or by going to AlbanyFireWolves.com. Follow the team on Facebook at facebook.com/AlbFireWolves, Twitter @AlbFireWolves, and Instagram @AlbFireWolves. 

About the National Lacrosse League  

The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America’s premier professional lacrosse league. Founded in 1986, the NLL ranks third in average attendance for pro indoor sports worldwide, behind only the NHL and NBA. The League is comprised of 14 franchises across the United States and Canada: Albany FireWolves, Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, New York Riptide, Panther City Lacrosse Club (TX), Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Warriors.  

For more information, visit NLL.com and find @NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more information visit NLL.com. 

About ASM Global 

ASM Global is the world’s leading venue management and services company. The company was formed by the combination of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 325 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention, and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues connect people through the unique power of live experiences. ASM Global’s diverse portfolio of clients benefit from the company’s depth of resources and unparalleled experience, expertise and creative problem solving. Each day, the company’s 61,000 passionate employees around the world deliver locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum results for venue owners and amazing experiences for guests. By consistently looking for new ways to envision, innovate and empower the spaces and places that bring people together, ASM Global elevates the human spirit while delivering the highest value for all stakeholders. For more information, please visit www.asmglobal.com. 

About Times Union Center 

Times Union Center is a full-service entertainment and sports facility featuring a wide variety of family shows, sporting events, trade shows and concerts. Owned by Albany County and managed by ASM Global, Times Union Center opened in 1990 and is home to the Albany FireWolves of the National Lacrosse League, the Albany Empire of the National Arena League and the Division I Men’s College Basketball Siena Saints. For more information, please visit www.timesunioncenter-albany.com 

About CDPHP® 

Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 26 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram. 

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