The Buffalo Bandits today announce that they have signed forward Rich Kilgour to a one-year contract. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Kilgour forgoes the opportunity to sign with other clubs as provided by the collective bargaining agreement. The 11-year Bandit veteran was an unrestricted free agent but opted to sign and remain with the Bandits.
"Rich has been a tremendous player for us for a long time now,' said General Manager Kurt Silcott. 'He's earned the right to play for whatever team he chooses and we're very proud that once again, Rich has chosen to play in Buffalo. That says a lot about Rich as a player and what he thinks of the Buffalo fans."
Kilgour is one of the two 'original' Bandits (John Tavares is the other) that have been with the team since it's inception in 1992. A native of Niagara Falls, New York, Kilgour has played in 107 regular season games scoring 71 goals and assisting on 150 for 221 points. While winning three championships in Buffalo, Kilgour scored nine goals for 27 points in 11 playoff games.
The 6-1 forward was invited to training camp in October 1991. Kilgour played lacrosse at nearby Niagara Wheatfield High School where he earned All-Western New York Honors.
The Bandits will open the season on January 4 against the Albany Attack. Face off is set for 7:00 PM. Season tickets for the Bandits are on sale now at the HSBC Arena. Please call (716) 855-4444 ext. 82 to get your seats today.