Rich Roux

UD Hockey Hall of Fame

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Richard Roux was one of the most consistent goal scorers in University of Delaware history and has gone on to make a lasting impact on the Blue Hen ice hockey program.   After joining the Blue Hens as a freshman in 1978, Roux quickly emerged as a as a dangerous scorer. In his freshman season, he was the team’s leading goal scorer notching 36 goals in only 32 games including a four-goal performance in a winning effort against arch rival Penn State in game two of the Mid Atlantic Collegiate Hockey Conference (MACHC) league championship.

After completing his sophomore school year away from Delaware, Roux returned to the Blue Hens for his junior and senior year and picked up where he left off.  He led the team in scoring both seasons and was selected to the Mid Atlantic Collegiate Hockey Conference All-Star team after leading the league in scoring both years.  In his senior year Roux was selected as the team captain and set the all-time MACHC record for points in a season amassing 36 points in 12 league games.

The following year he continued to be involved in the UD hockey program as an assistant coach and was later named head coach in 1984.  Over 5 seasons, as UD’s head coach, Roux accumulated a winning record of 67-56-7. One of his greatest accomplishments as a coach was leading the Blue Hens to their first national tournament invitation held in Huntsville Alabama and helped put UD on the map for college Ice Hockey. Richard is currently the Vice President of the University of Delaware Ice Hockey Alumni Association and has been very involved in creating an endowment for the UD Ice Hockey program.

Richard graduated from UD with a degree in Business Management. He now resides in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania and serves as Managing Partner for Info Solutions, an IT management and consulting firm that operates in DE, PA, NJ, MD and FL.

Statistics:

Season GP Goals Assists Points
1978-79 32 36 16 52
1979-80 DID NOT PLAY
1980-81 26 24 18 42
1981-82 32 31 42 73
Total 90 91 76 167

 

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