Thunder acquire elite talent Curtis Dickson
Curtis Dickson played a starring role in helping Canada win gold at the 2019 World Lacrosse Men's Indoor World Championship at Langley Events Centre. Dickson could be spending even more time at Langley Events Centre in 2020 after the Langley Thunder acquired his Western Lacrosse Association playing rights. Photo courtesy of Paul Yates Vancouver Sports Pictures
The Langley Thunder have acquired the senior A playing rights of Curtis Dickson, one of the premier lacrosse players in all of Canada.
Dickson, a long-time Western Lacrosse Association standout with the Maple Ridge Burrards, was part of the future considerations portion of a trade between the two senior A lacrosse clubs back in June ahead of the league’s trade deadline.
“Curtis is a world-class player whose resume and accolades speak for themselves. The Thunder organization is very excited about this trade and the opportunity it brings,” said Thunder General Manager Rob Buchan.
In 17 regular season games combined between 2018 and 2019, Dickson has 49 goals and 84 points with another 46 goals and 94 points over 24 WLA playoff and Mann Cup games over that same span.
Dickson’s rights belong to Langley for the 2020 and 2021 seasons after which they will revert to Maple Ridge.
The original deal had sent the 2019 playing rights of Dane Dobbie and Reece Callies to Maple Ridge in exchange for the playing rights of Matthew Dinsdale and a second-round draft pick.
Dinsdale was then traded to the Victoria Shamrocks – along with the 2019 playing rights of Connor Robinson and Tyler Pace -- in exchange for Keegan Bell and both a first and second round draft pick.
The playing rights of Dobbie, Callies, Robinson and Pace have all now reverted to the Thunder.
Next up for the Thunder is the WLA Junior Draft in February while the 2020 regular season gets underway in May.
Langley has three first round picks (second, fifth and seventh overall) as well as five second-round picks in next month’s draft.
For more information:
Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre, 604.613.5242 (cell), 604.455.8830 (office) or email.