Thursday, November 09, 2006

Gajic Leaves Omaha

Thanks to commenter Lou, who brought this story to my mention.

Nebraska-Omaha forward Nenad Gajic has left Omaha to pursue a career in professional lacrosse.

The decision is kind of surprising given that Gajic was starting to play a bigger role for the Mavericks offensively. But Gajic was a much better lacrosse player than hockey player, and he apparently just became a free agent in the National Lacrosse League.

Per the contract he signed, Gajic will be able to stay in school at Omaha and complete his education.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

How much money do Lacrosee players make? Anyone know?

Chris said...

The only figure I could find was an old news report saying that the maximum a player could get in 2004 was $25,552, but that number goes up 4.3% each year.

I have no idea if that's right though. There wasn't a lot of info on it.

Brad said...

Seems kind of strange, since he was a senior off to a good start offensively, and had already sat out a redshirt year. Still, good to see he plans on finishing his degree.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Chris for looking that up.

Anonymous said...

According to Wednesday's Seattle P-I:
"... an average league salary of about $14,000, and first-year players making as little as $400..."

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/othersports/291498_lacrosse08.html

Anonymous said...

Above link got truncated, here is the fianl piece of it (with some overlap):

/291498_lacrosse08.html

Anonymous said...

Thought I would share this, from a Canadian Press article earlier this week:

The fixed NLL rookie minimum is US $6,880 for the 16-game schedule. The second-year minimum is $9,282. Veterans are paid a minimum of US$10,221 and the maximum is set at US$21,294