Rich Sirois

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Rich Sirois
Born (1957-03-10) March 10, 1957 (age 61)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position goaltender
Shot left
NHL Draft 86th overall, 1977
Buffalo Sabres
122nd overall, 1978
Washington Capitals
Playing career 1977–1984

Richard "Rich" Sirois (born March 10, 1957) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player.

During his first season in the QMJHL with the Sherbrooke Beavers his team won the Quebec League Championship and advanced to the Memorial Cup finals where they lost to the Toronto Marlboros, the Ontario champions. After being traded the following season his final year in the QMJHL he played 69 games with the Laval National to lead the league in game played by a goalie.

He was drafted in the fifth round, 85th overall[1] by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1977 NHL Entry Draft. He played one season with the Milwaukee Admirals. The following season he became a free agent and was drafted again by the Washington Capitals in the 1978 re-entry draft. He would go on to play one season in the Swiss National League A in 1978. He returned to America and played six more seasons in the IHL with the Milwaukee Admirals and Peoria Prancers. Once again a free agent the St. Louis Blues selected him in 1982 NHL playoff season.

Sirois and older brother Bob were the owners of the Montreal Roadrunners of the professional inline hockey RHI and founders of Continental Inline Hockey League from 1990-1995.

Playing career[edit]

Rich played 286 games and won a record 119* games with the Admirals[2] in the International Hockey League and was a 3 time All Stars. Rich leads Milwaukee in games played by a goaltender (285). He wore jersey #57. In 1969 Sirois was the Goalie for the LSA Montreal team that represented Team Canada as a Pee Wee in 1969–1970 Hockey Tour Exhibition in France.

The Sirois Milwaukee Admirals IHL win record might be slightly higher. The 119 tally does not include any possible wins from the 83-84 season when he played games for the Ads before St-Louis relocating him to Peoria. The IHL didn't keep goaltender won-loss records in the 1970s and 1980s.

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