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Jim Scoop Veltman
Box player  -  2015

Jim Veltman played lacrosse for the Brampton Excelsiors at the Minor, Junior and Senior levels. 

He was a perennial top seven OLA Junior A league scorer in his final 3 Junior seasons and received the Dennis MacIntosh Memorial Trophy for ability and sportsmanship and League MVP honours. 

In 1988 and ’89, Jim moved west to play for the Coquitlam Senior A Adanacs where he made an instant impact – he was a First Team All-Star, Rookie of the Year, WLA MVP and WLA Scoring Leader while leading the A’s to a Mann Cup final in 1988. 

In seven seasons with Brampton (1990-1998), Veltman brought home 3 Mann Cups; he won his fourth ring with the Victoria Shamrocks in 2003. During his Major/Senior career, he scored 145 goals and 389 assists in 155 games; he scored another 93 goals and 279 assists in 123 playoff games.

Jim played 16 seasons in the NLL (1992-2008) with Buffalo, Ontario and Toronto, winning 5Championships. In 14 of his 16 NLL seasons, he led the league in loose balls and reached the 2000 career loose ball milestone. In 211 NLL regular season and playoff games, he netted 164 goals and had 533 assists. 

Veltam was the first recipient of the NLL Sportsmanship Award (2002) and the Toronto Rock’s “Les Bartley Award” (2004)

.In his international career, Jim captained the 2003 Team Canada team that won the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships. 

Since retiring, Veltman has been active in the CLAX winter league as commissioner. 

He is also a member of the NLL Hall of Fame (2009) and the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame (2011).