I realize no one is happy the world of sports was forced to shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic but when you see what Reilly O'Connor was doing on the field pre pandemic it makes sense he's READY to get back to work. O'Connor's offensive game was never in question but after 27 goals in 18 games during the 2018-2019, then 19 goals in the 11 games before the 2019-2020 season was halted. The man is ready to get back to work.

Philadelphia Wings vs. New England Blackwolves
Photo Credit: Chris Poss

Reilly O'Connor was a first round pick of the Calgary Roughnecks back in 2015. After one season in Calgary, O'Connor was traded to the New England Blackwolves where he's scored 71 goals in 61 games. The best part of getting to know Reilly O'Connor is he seems like the kind of guy that's going to be very easy to cheer for. Take a listen to O'Connor below and get to know one of the Forwards for our new Albany NLL team.

Rochester Knighthawks vs. New England Blackwolves
Photo Credit: Chris Poss

I think it's pretty awesome that so far every member of the new Albany NLL team from coach to player is more than happy to teach us about the game. It would be super easy for them to be dismissive and expect me to do so much research that I'd be left to explain the nuances of the game. Some athletes will speak over the head of anyone that isn't a diehard who knows every detail of their game. Not these guys. They want us to love lacrosse as much as they do and they'll willing to teach to get us there.

104.5 THE TEAM logo
Get our free mobile app

LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

More From 104.5 THE TEAM