John Todd ( )
Joey Todd was known as a great face-off man, and, he had a way of making his opponents pay once he possessed the ball.
Known for his booming shot, Todd was a key member of Peterborough’s Minto and Mann Cup winners. He was consistently among the scoring leaders at every level of lacrosse. Todd was born to a lacrosse family in a lacrosse town, winning provincial championships in Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget. He was on the Hastings Legionnaires club that won the Minto Cup in 1961, then joined the Senior team as they went on to win the Mann Cup in 1966. For the trifecta, Todd helped the then-pro Lakers win a championship in 1969. He scored 14 goals and 10 assists over seven games, making him the MVP and top scorer, and putting him ahead of current Hall of Famers Paul Parnell and Wayne Goss in that series.
Todd also represented Canada -- earning top scorer honours in the first ever World Field Lacrosse Championships in 1967 and helped Canada earn a bronze medal. In 338 Major Senior regular season and playoff games, he notched 373 goals, 425 assists in 338 games, even scoring 10 goals in one game! He was a difference maker, and the success of many Peterborough teams bears witness.
On the long list of Peterborough’s best ever scorers, Todd is 12th. He was inducted into the Ontario Lacrosse Association Hall of Fame in 1997 and into the Peterborough Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.