Long-time goalie going into NLL Hall of Fame

Former goaltender Steve Dietrich has been voted into the NLL Hall of Fame. (QMI Agency)

Former goaltender Steve Dietrich has been voted into the NLL Hall of Fame. (QMI Agency)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:31 PM ET

Former goaltender Steve Dietrich was voted into the National Lacrosse League's Hall of Fame Monday.

The 42-year-old from Kitchener, Ont., the only inductee this year, will be enshrined Oct. 3 in Toronto.

"It's an incredible honour," Dietrich said "As I played my career, I never would have dreamed that this could have happened. To be included with the legendary names that are already in the Hall of Fame, it's an incredibly humbling feeling."

Dietrich, who played 18 seasons in the NLL with Baltimore, Detroit, Rochester, Buffalo, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto, had a career record of 60-47. He won the NLL title in 1997 with Rochester, when he was named the championship game MVP, and in 2006 was named the league's MVP, the first and only time a goalie has won the award.

After retiring in 2010, Dietrich was hired by the Toronto Rock to serve as their goalie coach. He became the general manager of the Buffalo Bandits earlier this month.

Four other individuals on the Hall of Fame ballot --Pat Coyle, Chris Driscoll, Regy Thorpe and Curt Malawsky -- failed to get the minimum 75% vote.


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