Steve Dietrich

Steve "Chugger" Dietrich (b. February 18, 1970 in Kitchener, Ontario) is the General Manager of the Buffalo Bandits of the National Lacrosse League. Dietrich is also a NLL Hall of Fame goaltender who has played with the Calgary Roughnecks, Buffalo Bandits, Rochester Knighthawks, Detroit Turbos, Baltimore Thunder, and Toronto Rock.

Steve Dietrich
Born (1970-02-18) February 18, 1970 (age 50)
Kitchener, Ontario
NationalityCanada
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight250 pounds (113 kg)
ShootsRight
PositionGoaltender
NLL teamsCalgary Roughnecks
Buffalo Bandits
Rochester Knighthawks
Detroit Turbos
Baltimore Thunder
Toronto Rock
Pro career19922009
NicknameChugger
NLL Hall of Fame, 2012

Professional careerEdit

Dietrich played six seasons with each of the Bandits and Knighthawks. He led the Bandits to the NLL Championship game twice, in 2004 and 2006, and also won the Championship with the Knighthawks in 1997, when he was named Championship game MVP. He was named NLL Goaltender of the Year in both 2005 and 2006, and was the first goaltender to be named NLL MVP in 2006.

On November 22, 2010, Dietrich announced his retirement as a player in the NLL to become the Toronto Rock's goaltending coach.[1]

In July 2012, Dietrich was announced as the new General Manager of the Buffalo Bandits, after Darris Kilgour was relieved of that title earlier in the month.[2]

On July 30, 2012, Dietrich was elected in the NLL Hall of Fame. Dietrich was the leading vote-getter, appearing on 79% of all ballots cast. The induction ceremony was held on October 2, 2012.[3]

StatisticsEdit

NLLEdit

Reference:[4]

Steve Dietrich Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team GP Min W L GA GAA Sv Sv % GP Min W L GA GAA Sv Sv %

1992 Baltimore Thunder 8 305:00 0 0 89 17.51 205 0.697 1 0:00 0 0 0 0.00 0 0.000
1994 Detroit Turbos 7 372:00 0 0 64 10.32 219 0.774 1 60:00 0 1 16 16.00 42 0.724
1995 Rochester Knighthawks 8 455:00 0 0 90 11.87 322 0.782 2 121:00 1 1 23 11.40 81 0.779
1996 Rochester Knighthawks 10 505:00 0 0 116 13.78 377 0.765 1 58:00 0 0 16 16.55 42 0.724
1997 Rochester Knighthawks 10 597:03 5 5 132 13.27 396 0.750 2 120:00 2 0 25 12.50 93 0.788
1998 Rochester Knighthawks 8 464:00 5 3 91 11.77 320 0.779 1 55:00 0 1 13 14.18 46 0.780
1999 Rochester Knighthawks 3 124:00 0 2 33 15.97 87 0.725
2000 Rochester Knighthawks 3 98:25 0 2 25 15.24 52 0.675 2 0:00 0 0 0 0.00 0 0.000
2001 Rochester Knighthawks 9 287:17 2 2 61 12.74 195 0.762
2002 Buffalo Bandits 16 845:07 7 7 174 12.35 586 0.771
2003 Buffalo Bandits 16 838:09 11 3 162 11.60 480 0.748 1 0:00 0 0 0 0.00 0 0.000
2004 Buffalo Bandits 12 483:17 5 4 91 11.30 313 0.775 3 174:09 2 1 32 11.02 129 0.801
2005 Buffalo Bandits 15 749:43 9 4 137 10.96 511 0.789 1 45:07 0 1 15 19.95 21 0.583
2006 Buffalo Bandits 15 812:34 10 4 135 9.97 568 0.808 3 162:13 2 0 34 12.58 127 0.789
2007 Buffalo Bandits 9 431:22 5 2 83 11.54 290 0.777
2008 Calgary Roughnecks 6 332:24 3 2 58 10.47 189 0.765 2 114:12 1 1 27 14.19 62 0.697
2009 Edmonton Rush 7 295:45 1 4 69 14.00 198 0.742
2009 Toronto Rock 3 48:39 0 1 11 13.57 44 0.800
2010 Toronto Rock 7 296:46 2 3 48 9.70 162 0.771 1 3:07 0 0 2 38.50 0 0.000
172 8,341:31 65 48 1,669 12.01 5,514 0.768 21 912:48 8 6 203 13.34 643 0.760
Career Total: 193 9,254:19 73 54 1,872 12.14 6,157 0.767

GP–Games played;Min–Minutes played;W–Wins;L–Losses;GA–Goals against;GAAGoals against average;Sv–Number of saves;Sv %Save percentage;

AwardsEdit

Preceded by
Pat O'Toole
MILL Championship game MVP
1997
Succeeded by
Dallas Eliuk
Preceded by
Colin Doyle
NLL Most Valuable Player
2006
Succeeded by
John Grant, Jr.
Preceded by
Gord Nash
NLL Goaltender of the Year
2005, 2006
Succeeded by
Anthony Cosmo

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.nll.com/article.php?id=4668
  2. ^ "Former Bandits Goaltender Steve Dietrich Named General Manager". Bandits web site. July 19, 2012. Retrieved July 19, 2012.
  3. ^ "Steve Dietrich voted into the NLL Hall of Fame". National Lacrosse League. July 30, 2012. Retrieved July 30, 2012.
  4. ^ "Player National Lacrosse League". NLL.com. Retrieved March 9, 2020.