John Galant University of Denver NLL, TSN





SEASON FOUR SHOW NO. 67 MICHIGAN LACROSSE REVIEW - We begin our fourth season of episodes by bringing you a fun story from Denver. John Gallant, a Lake Superior State hockey player from Brantford, Ontario, the home of Wayne Gretzky, grew up playing box lacrosse. He would be the first to tell you he's not the biggest athlete in the world, at 5-11 and a slender 167, Gallant learned to play defense in the Ontario Junior A ranks, before graduating to some national level teams, eventually elevating himself to the Washington Power in the National Lacrosse League. After a move west to Denver, and being joined by the GOAT himself, Gary Gait, John forged out a 14-year NLL career that included being a captain for the Colorado Mammoth, a 2006 World Champion playing for Team Canada and he achieved the NLL All-Star game a few times. The likeable science teacher, yes, classroom educator, worked in a classroom for 13 years, coached high school lacrosse after his pro career was done, but continued to be called by the sport we all love. Gallant's career in lacrosse wasn't over and he eventually landed an assistant coaching post for Bill Tierney's Denver Pioneers. And if that wasn't enough, he migrated to the fast moving world of television and landed a gig as the TSN's color commentator for NLL games. But why don't you stay tuned and listen for yourself