News | 2/11/2010 1:10:30 PM | Bandits.com
Former Buffalo player/assistant coach Cordingley among the six nominees
National Lacrosse League today announced that recently retired Buffalo Bandits defenseman Rich Kilgour is among six candidates for the 2010 NLL Hall of Fame. Voting by the member clubs, media and current Hall of Fame members will take place over the next ten days, with a planned announcement of the Class of 2010 on Monday, February 22nd.
Kilgour had an 18-year playing career (1992-2009), all with the Buffalo Bandits. At the time of his retirement, he had played in 18 of the league's 23 seasons of history. His team's made the playoffs 13 times and won four championships (1992, '93, '96 & 2008). The 1993 champion Bandits were the only team to go undefeated through the regular season and playoffs (10-0) in league history. Kilgour played in 200 career regular season games as a forward and faceoff man for the the Bandits, scoring 317 career points (94 goals, 223 assists). Kilgour was a leader, as he served as Bandits captain for twelve seasons from 1998 to 2009.
The NLL also announced that former Bandits forward and assistant coach Troy Cordingley was also among the six nominees for the 2010 NLL Hall of Fame. Cordingley, played nine seasons in the league (1993-2001), primarily with the Buffalo Bandits. Cordingley scored 312 points on 128 goals and 184 assists in the regular season and added 33 points on 15 goals and 18 assists in the post season. Cordingley played on two Championship winning teams (1993 & 1996 Bandits), including the '93 Bandits team that completed the only perfect season (10-0) in league history. Cordingley coached the Bandits' offense for five seasons, as the Bandits compiled a 52-28 regular season record, made five playoff appearances and reached the Championship Game twice.