The New England Black Wolves announced Monday that Andrew Kew, who finished second among all rookies in National Lacrosse League scoring last season, has restructured and extended his contract.
Originally signed to a one-year deal on July 19, Kew has extended his contract through the 2023-24 season. In the 2019 NLL draft, Kew was taken third overall by New England.
Per team policy, no details were released.
“Andrew is a very valuable part of our young core of players,” Black Wolves general manager and head coach Glenn Clark said. “His contract extension is good news for our team and organization.”
In his first year in the NLL, the 6-foot-3, left-handed forward finished with 15 goals, 27 assists and 42 total points. He finished ranked second on the team in assists, third in points and fourth in goals.
Among rookies in the league, Kew ranked third overall in goals, and was tied for first in assists and second overall in points. His five power-play goals also placed him second within the rookie pool.
A native of Ontario who starred collegiately at Division 2 Tampa (Fla.), Kew has also played two seasons in Major League Lacrosse with the Chesapeake Bayhawks. In five games during the shortened 2020 season he shared the Bayhawks lead in scoring (14 goals and five assists for 19 points) with Lyle Thompson.
The Black Wolves owned the best record in the NLL (8-3) when that season was halted last March due to COVID-19.
The league announced in late October that it is targeting April 9-11, 2021, as the opening weekend for the league’s 35th season.