My Case for Denison Cabral: The List

May 30, 2008 |

Career Highlights:

Cabral, a five-time League All Star, is the all-time leading point scorer in Baltimore’s franchise history with 785 points… He ranks 27th all-time in the MISL in points… He enters the 2007-08 season ranked first in franchise history in points, total goals (383), two-point goals (227), one-point goals (142), power-play goals (60), game-winning goals (25) and playoff scoring (57)… He is seven games from the 300th game of his career (he will be just the fifth player to play in 300 games for Baltimore). 2005-06 Season: Cabral tore the ACL in his left knee against the KiXX (12/30) and missed the remainder of the regular season and postseason… He had surgery on the knee on February 9, 2006… After missing 364 days with a knee injury, Cabral recorded one goal and one assist in his return to the playing field (in Baltimore’s 9-4 win over the Cougars, 11/11)… He went on to record a hat trick and an assist in the next game (the 12-5 win over the Steamers, 11/19). 2004-05 Season: Cabral left the November 12th game against the Milwaukee Wave with a knee injury and missed the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery to repair the ACL in his right knee… He scored his first goal of the season in San Diego (10/9). 2003-04 Season: He won his second MISL Championship and was named Second Team All-MISL for the third time… He scored two goals against the Wave (4/3) to hit the 700-point mark for his career… Cabral ranked second on the Blast with 52 points and seventh in the MISL… Cabral played for the International Team in the 2004 MISL All-Star Game (his fifth All-Star Game)… He recorded two goals in the 8-4 win over Monterrey (11/8) for the 100th one-point goal of his career… He recorded at least one point in the first 11 games of the season and recorded multiple points in six of those games. 2002-03 Season: He won his first Championship and was named MVP of the 2003 Finals after leading the Blast with 14 points in the playoffs… He also led the Blast in points in the regular season (79)… In the 2003 MISL All-Star Game, Cabral recorded two assists for the Eastern Conference Team… His three-point goal against the Heat (3/1) was the 300th goal of his career… Cabral played in the 200th game of his career (against the KiXX, 1/11)… He recorded an assist in Milwaukee (1/5) to give him the 100th assist of his career… He recorded one goal and one assist against the Heat (12/13) to tally the 600th point of his career. 2001-02 Season: Cabral was named Second Team All-MISL after leading the Blast in points (133) and ranking third overall in the MISL…. He established a career high with four three-point goals… Cabral was named Offensive Player of the Week twice (4/7 and 12/16)… He scored two goals as an East Team starter in the All-Star Game; the second of which tied the game at 15-15 and forced overtime… He recorded the 500th point of his career when he scored 10 points against Cleveland (1/19). 2000-01 Season: Cabral led the Blast with 134 points and 10 hat tricks… He was the second player in the league to pass the 100-point plateau… Cabral became Baltimore’s all-time leading scorer in his 126th Blast game (2/16 vs. Cleveland)… He played in his second NPSL All-Star Game and was named second team All-NPSL… He scored at least one point in 31 consecutive games (12/30/99 – 11/11/00)… He was named Player of the Week after a 12-point performance (10/20 vs. Kansas City). 1999-00 Season: Cabral led the Blast in two-point goals (40), shootout goals (37), points (145), shots (265) and power-play goals (seven) and tied for second on the team in game-winning goals (four)… He set an NPSL record for most shootout goals in a single season (37)… 37 shootout goals in a season is his career high… His 145 points and 28 blocks gave him 173 combined points and blocks… It was the first time in his career that he combined for more than 150 points and blocks… He had 83 points in his last 25 games… His 78 goals broke Kevin Sloan’s franchise record for most goals scored in a single season (63, set during the 95-96 season)… He represented the Blast in the All-Star Game, earning one assist… Cabral was named NPSL Offensive Player of the Month for October. 1998-99 Season: Cabral more than doubled his point total from the 1997-98 season, scoring 110 total points in 39 games… His 110 points placed him third on the team for most points… He led the Blast with seven power-play goals and 21 one-point goals… He finished third on the team with 32 two-point goals. 1997-98 Season: He tallied 47 points in 19 games in his first NPSL season. Before the Blast: He played four seasons for the Washington Warthogs of the now-defunct CISL… He played in 100 CISL games, recording 109 goals and 64 assists (173 points)… Cabral was a CISL All-Star for the 1996 season… He also played for the USISL Baltimore Bays during the 1995 and 1996 seasons, winning two championships with the team.