This Fan's Favourite Transition Player
This Fan's Unofficial Burnaby Lakers Transition Player of the Year is a true threat from the back court.[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="400"] Burnaby Lakers transition runner Justin Salt has a career 0.429 scoring percentage in the playoffs. Garrett James photo[/caption]
In five seasons in the senior A, loop Justin Salt has scored a total of 29 goals and assisted on 44 others while sporting a 0.312 scoring percentage and averaging nearly a point per game.
This season the 6-2 lefthander potted five counters, 11 helpers and a 0.294 scoring percentage during the regular season.
In the playoffs, Salt's star really shone, scoring on more than half of his breakaway opportunities, tallying six in the seven-game series against Victoria, including two while shorthanded.
In Game 6, Salt earned a second star nod following a hat-trick performance in the 11-6 victory over the Shamrocks at the Q Center.
Salt's box lacrosse career numbers are equally consistent.
Last season, the 2012 second-round draft pick of the Burnaby Lakers posted a career-high 0.556 scoring percentage, garnering five goals and 12 points.
In 2014, Salt scored seven markers, including a pair of game-winners.
The season before that, he had a career-best 20 points, including eight goals. Salt was also named the WLA Unsung Hero in 2013.
But it is in the post season where Salt really shows his stuff.
In his WLA career, Salt has recorded a 0.429 scoring percentage in the playoffs.
In league and playoffs, Salt has tallied 90 points, including 39 goals. Seven of those special team counters were shorthanded goals, while five came on the power play.
Salt has also played five seasons in the National Lacrosse League with the Vancouver (Washington) Stealth orgainzation.
In his pro career, the sixth-round NLL pick has 21 goals, 27 assists and 238 loose balls, including a career-high 75 loosies in 2015.