KILGOUR TO BE INDUCTED INTO NLL HALL OF FAME
News | 8/12/2010 3:49:40 PM | NLL.com

The National Lacrosse League has announced that the 2010 NLL Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies will take place on Thursday, September 9th.  The ceremonies will take place in Toronto at the Westin Harbour Castle, and will begin at 7:30pm Eastern.  A live online broadcast of the event is planned to air on The NLL Network at NLL.com.  The Hall of Fame ceremonies will take place on the evening following the 2010 Entry Draft, which takes place on Wednesday, September 8th, also at Toronto’s Westin Harbour Castle. 

Earlier this year, the League announced the members of its Hall of Fame Class of 2010: Rich Kilgour, Dan Stroup and John Tucker.  The Class of 2010 will mark the fifth class of the league's Hall of Fame, which inducted its Founding Members in 2006.  The three new members received the highest number of votes among the six nominees for this year's Hall of Fame Class.  The Hall of Fame ballots were cast by the league's member clubs, current members of the league's Hall of Fame and senior members of the league's covering media.

The NLL Hall of Fame was established in 2006.  A list of current members follows:

Class of 2006 (Founding Members)

Les Bartley
Russ Cline
Chris Fritz
Gary Gait
Paul Gait
 
Class of 2007
Mike French
Darris Kilgour
Tom Marechek
 
Class of 2008
Sal LoCascio
Johnny Mouradian
Tony Resch
 
Class of 2009
Dallas Eliuk
Jim Veltman
 
Class of 2010 (to be inducted on September 9)
Rich Kilgour
Dan Stroup
John Tucker
 
Members of Media Recognized by Hall of Fame:
Tom Borrelli (2007)
Neil Stevens (2008)

Rich 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.

Rich Kilgour joins his brother Darris Kilgour, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007.

"As much as you can play by yourself, you're only going to be as good as your teammates on most nights. We had some great leaders here in the beginning in Derek Keenan, Kevin Alexander and Bob Hamley. I learned a lot from those guys and hopefully I passed it along to the guys I played with later", said Rich Kilgour, after being informed that he had been voted into the NLL Hall of Fame. 

Both Rich Kilgour and Dan Stroup were voted into the Hall of Fame in their first season of eligibility.

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