The Toronto Arrows re-signed Johnny Sheridan for the 2021 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old (27 in January) wing is 6’0″ and 195 lbs.
John played in two matches in the shortened 2020 season and has made eight appearances over his two seasons with the club. The speedy outside back has run for 256 meters on 25 carries throughout the 2019 and 2020 seasons, scoring two tries and making three linebreaks in the process.
During 2019, Johnny played 250 minutes in 6 matches and had 2 tries. He also made 15 tackles and carried for 142 meters.
Johnny is from Bolton, Ontario, and played rugby at Humberview Secondary School. While there, he was a four-time MVP. He also played for the Ontario Under-17s and won a gold medal.
He attended Humber College from 2013-2017 earning a Business Administration Advanced Diploma. He also earned a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Guelph where he attended from 2017-2018.
While at Humber College, he was named Humber Varsity Freshman Athlete and Rookie of the Year in 2014. he also was named the 2014 Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Men’s Rugby Player of the Year. He played in the National University Sevens Rugby Championship in 2015 and was named as a Universities All-Star. He also helped the team win four consecutive OCAA Gold medals.
At the University of Guelph, he played rugby for the Gryphons during the 2017-2018 season. He also played club rugby for the Markham Irish in the Marshall Premiership League.
In 2018 Johnny also played for the Ontario Blues in the Canadian Rugby Championship and for the Arrows during their exhibition season. He will continue to play wing for the Arrows in 2019 and will be a scoring threat on the outside channel.
Toronto Arrows Comments
“We’re delighted to have two Ontario stalwarts in John (Sheridan) and Mike (Sheppard) returning to the club,” said Arrows Vice President and General Manager Mark Winokur. “Both have played major roles in the building stages of the Ontario Blues and then the Arrows. It’s crucial to keep our core and culture together while adding pieces where needed, and both will play a critical role in our pursuit of the Shield.”