(Photo: Jim Wells/Calgary Roughnecks)
From his first NLL game, the lacrosse world understood, this kid belongs in the league. There are many all-star type players that compel awe-inspiring skill sets and inherently efficient vision of the game of lacrosse. Haiden Dickson is one of those players.
The righty forward didn’t just have an alright first game as a Calgary Roughneck, arguably, he was the best player on the floor. He did not just get an assist or a couple of points, but four goals…
As a rookie, there would be an incredible amount of nerves flowing through their entire body as they step on the floor for the first time with a roaring crowd in San Diego’s Pechanga Arena.
Let’s go back to his career in Junior.
Dickson played in the British Columbia Junior A lacrosse league (BCJALL) in 2019, in this season he scored 73 points (50G/23A) in 20 games. If this stat alone doesn’t personify dominance, I don’t know what will. While also being traded from the Delta Islanders program to the Coquitlam Adanacs as Coquitlam made a playoff push. While the Adanacs didn’t win the Minto Cup, Dickson put up 6 points (4G/2A) in 3 games, not to mention two of the games were heavy-handed loses to the Victoria Shamrocks and the eventual champions in the Orangeville Northmen.
Haiden also played with the 2019 Candian World Junior Lacrosse team, where he scored this beauty goal. They went on to win the World Junior Championship with him as a key offensive piece.
Dexterity is a word that comes to mind immediately when one thinks of Dickson’s 2019 bout in the BCJALL. His definitive Junior season translated well into his pro lacrosse career.
Through two games with the Roughnecks, Dickson has five points (4G/1A) four goals and is on his way to a dominant rookie season and promising professional lacrosse career as 19-year-old.