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50 - Ryan Cousins - C
Nickname Cuz Ry-Co, 5-0

50 - Ryan Cousins - C 50 - Ryan Cousins - C 50 - Ryan Cousins - C 50 - Ryan Cousins - C 50 - Ryan Cousins - C O'Neill & Cousins 50 - Ryan Cousins - C 50 - Ryan Cousins - C 50 - Ryan Cousins - C 50 - Ryan Cousins - C 50 - Ryan Cousins - C

Position Defenseman
Shoots Right
Height 6-1
Weight 200
Birthday April 1, 1981
Birthplace Toronto, Ontario
Residence  
College Brock
Occupation Firefighter
Social Media  
Drafted 2001
Columbus Landsharks
Round 1 Overall 5
Acquired Traded along with Chad Culp from the Arizona Sting for Brock Robertson and the Swarm's first round pick in the 2006 Entry Draft on November 5, 2004
Left Traded along with Kevin Croswell, Aaron Wilson and a second round pick (#10) in the 2011 Entry Draft to the Edmonton Rush for a first round pick (#6) and a fourth round pick (#31) in the 2011 Entry Draft and a second round pick in the 2012 NLL Entry Draft on July 12, 2011
Summer  

Highlights
  • The first captain in Minnesota Swarm history from 2005 - 2011
  • 2007 & 2008 NLL Defensive Player of the Year
  • First Team NLL All-Pro in 2007 & 2008
  • NLL All-Star in 2005 - 2009
  • Assistant Captain for the East at 2008 NLL All-Star Game
  • Played for Gold-Medal winning Canada team in the 2007 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships
  • Mann Cup champion in 2004, 2006 & 2007 with the Peterborough Lakers
  • Mann Cup champion in 2005 with the Victoria Shamrocks
  • Played junior lacrosse with the Toronto Beaches
  • Scored two playoff goals against Buffalo on April 22, 2007
  • Scored three goals against Rochester on January 26, 2008
  • Scored game winning goals against:
    • Toronto on January 11, 2008 in overtime
    • Portland on February 10, 2008 in overtime
  • Scooped eleven loose balls against Philadelphia on February 10, 2006
  • Led the Swarm in loose balls in 2007
  • Tied with Travis Hill with the most loose balls in a Swarm season with 108 set in 2007
  • All time penalty minutes and loose ball leader in Swarm history
  • Led the Swarm in penalty minutes in 2005 (tied with Michael Kilby) & 2006
  • 2009 NLL Insider Top 50 - Ryan Cousins #11
  • 2010 NLL Insider Top 50 - Ryan Cousins #36
  • Scored game winning goal in playoff game for Rochester against Philadelphia on May 4, 2012
  • Won 2012 NLL Champions Cup with the Rochester Knighhawks
  • Cousins retires
  • Ryan Cousins-Wikpedia
Transactions
  • 11/05/04 - The Swarm trade D Brock Robertson and their first round pick in the 2006 Entry Draft to the Arizona Sting for F Chad Culp and D Ryan Cousins.
  • 12/09/04 - The Swarm sign F Ryder Bateman, F Jayme Bryde, D Ryan Cousins, D Travis Hill, F Mike Longboat, F Derek Lowe, F Kerry Susheski, D Scott Campbell, D Teddy Jenner, D Shawn Nadelen, G Mike Attwood and G Andrew Leyshon to one-year contracts.
  • 10/13/05 - The Swarm re-sign D Brock Boyle, D Ryan Cousins, D Travis Hill, and D Michael Kilby to one-year contracts.
  • 11/29/06 - The Swarm re-sign F Chad Culp, F Dean Hill, F Rory McDade, D Ryan Cousins, D Jon Sullivan, D Travis Hill, D Kyle Ross and G Nick Patterson to one-year contracts.
  • 11/27/07 - The Swarm re-sign D Ryan Cousins, D Travis Hill and F Rory McDade to two-year contracts.
  • 12/11/08 - The Swarm re-sign D Ryan Cousins to a two-year contract.
  • 02/26/10 - The Swarm place F Kevin Buchanan and D Ryan Cousins on the Hold Out List.
  • 03/03/11 - The Swarm activate D Ryan Cousins from the Hold Out List and sign him to an two-year contract.
  • 07/13/11 - The Swarm trade F Aaron Wilson, D Ryan Cousins, G Kevin Croswell and a second round pick in the 2011 NLL Entry Draft (pick #10) to the Edmonton Rush for their first round pick (pick #6) and fourth round pick (pick #31) in the 2011 NLL Entry Draft and their second round pick in the 2012 NLL Entry Draft.
Regular Season
Year Team GP G A Pts S Sh% PIM LB FT FOW FOT
2002 Columbus 12 0 1 1 20 .000 13 59 35 58
2003 Columbus 12 0 2 2 3 .000 13 31 0 0
2004 Arizona 13 2 3 5 8 .250 7 29 0 0
2005 Minnesota 16 5 4 9 14 .357 45 48 13 29
2006 Minnesota 13 2 6 8 12 .167 32 65 2 5
2007 Minnesota 16 9 14 23 29 .310 16 108 0 0
2008 Minnesota 16 9 5 14 40 .225 36 87 0 3
2009 Minnesota 15 4 3 7 19 .211 20 87 0 0
2010 Minnesota 7 0 4 4 2 .000 16 33 0 0
2011 Minnesota 7 0 5 5 1 .000 2 20 3 1 3
2012 Rochester 10 1 1 2 2 .500 6 31 1 0 1
Totals Regular Season 137 32 48 80 150 .213 206 598 4 51 99
 
Playoffs
Year Team GP G A Pts S Sh% PIM LB FT FOW FOT
2006 Minnesota 1 0 1 1 1 .000 0 4 0 0
2007 Minnesota 1 2 0 2 2 1.000 2 5 0 0
2008 Minnesota 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0 9 0 0
2011 Minnesota 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Rochester 3 1 0 1 1 1.000 0 8 0 0 0
Totals Playoffs 7 3 1 4 5 .600 2 26 0 0 0
 
All-Star Games
Year Team GP G A Pts S Sh% PIM LB FT FOW FOT
2005 East 1 1 0 1 4 .250 0 4
2006 East 1 1 0 1 1 1.000 0 4 0 0
2007 East 1 0 2 2 2 .000 2 4 2 2
2008 East 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0 4 0 0
2009 West 1 1 2 3 2 .500 0 7 0 0
Totals All-Star Games 5 3 4 7 9 .333 2 23 2 2


2005 Regular Season
Versus H/A Date MN OPP G A Pts PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG S SOG LB FT FOW FOT
Rochester Away 01/01/05 12 11 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 8
Toronto Away 01/15/05 15 19 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Buffalo Home 01/21/05 10 15 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
San Jose Away 01/22/05 9 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Anaheim Home 01/28/05 7 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Toronto Home 02/11/05 9 15 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Arizona Away 02/18/05 16 17 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 2
Philadelphia Home 02/20/05 17 18 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Philadelphia Away 03/05/05 8 15 0 1 1 22 0 0 0 0 0 1
Buffalo Home 03/11/05 16 23 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Buffalo Away 03/18/05 11 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Rochester Home 03/25/05 12 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Rochester Away 03/26/05 11 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colorado Home 04/01/05 9 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Anaheim Away 04/09/05 12 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Philadelphia Home 04/15/05 14 12 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
2006 Regular Season
Versus H/A Date MN OPP G A Pts PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG S SOG LB FT FOW FOT
Philadelphia Home 01/06/06 11 15 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0
Rochester Home 01/21/06 6 12 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
Rochester Home 01/29/06 9 10 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0
Edmonton Away 02/03/06 7 6 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Philadelphia Home 02/10/06 11 10 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 11 0 2
Toronto Away 03/03/06 8 13 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1
Buffalo Away 03/04/06 11 8 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 0 0
Portland Away 03/17/06 14 12 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 1 2
Buffalo Home 03/24/06 11 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
Toronto Home 04/01/06 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 5 0 0
Rochester Away 04/08/06 9 10 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0
San Jose Home 04/09/06 9 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0
Portland Home 04/15/06 8 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
2006 Playoffs
Versus H/A Date MN OPP G A Pts PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG S SOG LB FT FOW FOT
Buffalo Away 04/23/06 10 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4 0 0
2007 Regular Season
Versus H/A Date MN OPP G A Pts PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG S SOG LB FT FOW FOT
Chicago Home 01/13/07 10 11 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 0 0
Rochester Home 01/19/07 11 10 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 4 0 0
Buffalo Away 01/20/07 13 22 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 3 10 0 0
Calgary Away 01/27/07 14 15 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 8 0 0
Portland Away 02/02/07 11 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
New York Away 02/17/07 15 14 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0
New York Home 02/18/07 17 14 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 0 0
Chicago Away 02/24/07 19 11 0 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 8 0 0
Buffalo Home 03/04/07 15 16 1 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 7 0 0
Philadelphia Home 03/18/07 11 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0
Toronto Home 03/23/07 6 13 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 0 0
Colorado Home 03/31/07 9 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 0 0
Toronto Away 04/06/07 13 11 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 8 0 0
Rochester Away 04/07/07 9 19 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 0 0
Philadelphia Away 04/13/07 11 8 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 0 0
Arizona Home 04/14/07 16 15 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 0 0
2007 Playoffs
Versus H/A Date MN OPP G A Pts PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG S SOG LB FT FOW FOT
Buffalo Away 04/22/07 8 14 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 0 0
2008 Regular Season
Versus H/A Date MN OPP G A Pts PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG S SOG LB FT FOW FOT
Toronto Away 01/11/08 17 16 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 9 0 0
Toronto Home 01/12/08 11 4 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Rochester Away 01/26/08 18 17 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 10 0 0
San Jose Away 02/02/08 14 12 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0
New York Home 02/08/08 16 9 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 0 0
Portland Home 02/10/08 14 13 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 3 6 0 0
Buffalo Away 02/16/08 16 14 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 6 0 0
Philadelphia Away 02/22/08 8 17 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 0 0
Buffalo Away 03/08/08 7 11 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 6 0 0
Chicago Home 03/14/08 13 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
Chicago Away 03/29/08 10 15 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 0 0
New York Home 04/05/08 12 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0
Philadelphia Home 04/12/08 15 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 2
Rochester Home 04/19/08 8 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 0 0
Chicago Home 04/25/08 10 12 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 4 0 1
Chicago Away 04/26/08 12 11 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 5 0 0
2008 Playoffs
Versus H/A Date MN OPP G A Pts PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG S SOG LB FT FOW FOT
New York Home 05/03/08 8 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 0 0
2009 Regular Season
Versus H/A Date MN OPP G A Pts PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG S SOG LB FT FOW FOT
San Jose Home 01/10/09 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 0 0
Buffalo Home 01/24/09 9 10 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 8 0 0
Calgary Away 02/06/09 8 13 0 1 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 7 0 0
Colorado Home 02/07/09 8 13 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
Boston Home 02/20/09 12 16 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
Philadelphia Away 02/21/09 12 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
Toronto Away 02/27/09 13 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 0
Buffalo Away 02/28/09 16 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
Philadelphia Away 03/14/09 13 12 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 8 0 0
Colorado Away 03/22/09 11 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
Calgary Home 03/28/09 10 13 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0
San Jose Away 04/03/09 8 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 8 0 0
Edmonton Home 04/04/09 9 7 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 0 0
Portland Home 04/11/09 14 19 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0
New York Home 04/18/09 10 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 0
2010 Regular Season
Versus H/A Date MN OPP G A Pts PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG S SOG LB FT FOW FOT
Calgary Away 01/10/10 7 12 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0
Calgary Home 01/15/10 12 10 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
Colorado Home 01/22/10 14 15 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Buffalo Away 01/30/10 7 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 0
Washington Away 02/05/10 9 12 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 0
Washington Home 02/13/10 16 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
Colorado Home 02/20/10 15 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0
2011 Regular Season
Versus H/A Date MN OPP G A Pts PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG S SOG LB FT FOW FOT
Edmonton Away 03/25/11 13 14 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Buffalo Home 03/27/11 9 12 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 2
Calgary Away 04/01/11 12 15 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Calgary Home 04/02/11 13 8 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
Washington Away 04/09/11 15 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0
Philadelphia Home 04/16/11 11 9 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Colorado Home 04/23/11 12 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
2011 Playoffs
Versus H/A Date MN OPP G A Pts PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG S SOG LB FT FOW FOT
Washington Home 04/30/11 8 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0