News | 9/16/2009 4:13:57 PM | Bandits.com
Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler announced today that after 18 seasons with the Bandits, team captain Rich Kilgour has officially announced his retirement from the National Lacrosse League.
"I want to thank the organization, players, coaches, staff and the best fans in lacrosse," said Kilgour. "The past 18 years have been great. To spend my entire career playing for one team, that long, was incredible."
A native of Niagara Falls, N.Y., the 40-year-old Kilgour joined the Bandits as a training camp invitee prior to the 1992 season.
He has gone on to become one of the greatest leaders in Bandits history, spending 12 years as team captain from 1998-2009. Kilgour is among the career leaders in every offensive category in franchise history.
Kilgour played 200 regular season games from 1992-2009, finishing with 317 points – 94 goals and 223 assists. He played in eight league championship games, leading the Bandits to four titles in 1992, 1993, 1996 and 2008.
"I couldn’t have asked for a better captain who was the epitome of the Buffalo Bandits," stated Assistant GM/Head Coach Darris Kilgour. "He is the ultimate Bandit."
"The entire Bandits organization would like to thank Rich for his outstanding performance throughout the years, both on and off the field, and wish him well in his future endeavors,” said Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler.
Kilgour has moved on to Niagara County Community College, to become the first Men's Lacrosse Head Coach in school history.