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#20 Mitch Banister


Nickname: Bani
Position: Offense
Shoots: Right 
Height: 6’0” 
Weight: 185 lbs.
Birthday: July 19, 1990
Hometown: Okotoks, Alberta
Years played in the NLL: 3
Previous NLL Teams: Edmonton Rush
Occupation: Oil field Service Technician
College/University: La Roche College
Hobbies: Hockey, Golf and Snowboarding
Twitter: @mbani20


Pre-game ritual: Listen to music. 
Pre-game meal: Chicken parm 
Favourite place on Earth: Home 
Favourite lacrosse memory: First game vs Calgary Roughnecks. 
Favourite karaoke song: Don't Stop Believing.
Can't live without: Steak 
Biggest on-field rival: Calgary Roughnecks 
Worst injury: Torn Lateral Maniscus.
Hidden talent: I can juggle. 
Best advice: Go hard or go home. 
Biggest pet peeve: Slow drivers in the fast lane. 
Idol: My Dad. 


How Acquired: Fourth-round pick (35th overall) in 2012 NLL Entry Draft.

2014 Season Highlights:

*Made NLL debut and picked up first NLL point with an assist in the Rush’s 15-11 win in Calgary

Career Highlights: Spent 2014 summer season playing for Maple Ridge (WLA) and finishing with six points in 16 regular-season games ... Played in 2011 and 2010 Minto Cup with Okotoks ... Son of former Calgary Roughnecks owner Brad Banister.