Recently, a little piece of information came across the desk here at GoNecksGo.com about Andy Ogilvie and his future with the Roughnecks. It seems that the defender is calling it quits now that the 2006 lacrosse season is over.
This past season has been rough on the 40 year old Ogilvie, more specifically it has been very rough on his knees. After missing most of last season because of his knee injury and, if I recall correctly, undergoing surgery to repair his knees, Ogilvie returned in a limited capacity to play for the Calgary Roughnecks in the 2006 season.
Throughout the season Andy had a question mark beside his name on the roster a few times, which was mostly due to prior family commitments. Conspiracy theorists may take that as an advanced excuse that Andy’s knees may give out during the regular season and that is how they planned to cover it. I, on the other hand, take it at face value, prior family commitments — family does come first, even for athletes.
In the end we can all say that Andy Ogilvie has had a monster career in the NLL. As one of the “most feared defenders in the game” said General Manager Kurt Silcott, “he is a tremendous player, a great leader and the ultimate warrior in box lacrosse.”
As a fan of lacrosse and the Calgary Roughnecks it’s always sad to see a player go. Hopefully we can look forward to continued support from Andy if the Roughnecks add him to the coaching roster in some capacity to help out with a new, younger defense.