After a two-year hiatus, Callum Crawford is officially making his return to the field game after signing with the Chesapeake Bayhawks. The news that the veteran attackman planned to rejoin Major League Lacrosse (MLL) first came when he was drafted by Chesapeake in the MLL supplemental draft in March.
Callum Crawford last played in the MLL as a member of the Atlanta Blaze in 2017 and recorded two goals in the only game he played. Prior to that, he was a member of the Boston Cannons and Denver Outlaws in 2016, recording 14 points with the latter in just five total games.
However, the majority of Callum Crawford’s lacrosse success has occurred during his 15-year career in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). Crawford currently plays for the New England Black Wolves and this season led the NLL in goals (33) and points (76) before the league suspended play due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
By signing with the Bayhawks, Callum Crawford also becomes only the second player to re-sign with the MLL after declaring to play in the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL). Crawford was listed on Chrome LC’s roster when the league was first announced, but did not suit up in 2019. The only other player to be named on a PLL roster and return to the MLL was Dylan Molloy, who, after the inaugural PLL rosters were announced, was released from his contract prior to the start fo the season. The release was mutually agreed on by both the PLL and Molloy, with the league citing conflicts with the PLL’s training camp and season as the reason for Molloy’s release. Molloy later signed a deal with the New York Lizards.