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Brad Richards
Brad Richards
Center
(RIH-chuhrds)
Number: 19
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 196
Shoots: Left
Born: May 2, 1980  (Age 34)
Birthplace: Murray Harbour, PE, Canada
Hometown: Murray Harbour, PE
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Acquired: Signed with the Rangers as an unrestricted free agent on July 2, 2011.
Drafted: TBL / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (64th overall)
NHL CAREER
2012-13: Ranked third on the team in points (34), second in assists (23), fifth in goals (11), and tied for third in power play goals (three), power play assists (six), and power play points (nine) ... Tied for 12th among NHL forwards in blocked shots (43) ... Finished the season with a season-high, six-game point streak (five goals, six assists over the span), and registered 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in 14 games during the month of April ... Recorded eight multi-point performances ... Tallied two assists and posted a plus-two rat- ing on Apr. 27 vs. NJD, while skating in his 900th career NHL game ... Notched his first career hat trick with three goals on Apr. 19 at BUF ... Registered two points, including a power play goal and his 800th career NHL point with an assist, on Mar. 26 at PHI ... Notched the Rangers’ first goal of the season at 12:50 of the second period, registered three shots and led all forwards with 21:46 of ice time on Jan. 19 at BOS ... Recorded a goal, four shots on goal, and won 5-9 faceoffs (56%) in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on May 8 vs. WSH. 2011-12: Named alternate captain on Sept. 12. ... Signed with the Rangers as a free agent on Jul. 2. ... Tied the franchise record, and tied for fourth in the NHL this season, with a career-high, nine game-winning goals. ... Led the team in assists (41), power play points (24) and power play assists (17), ranked second in points (66), and third in goals (25) and power play goals (seven). ... Is one of seven Rangers who skated in all 82 games. ... Ranked second in the NHL in scoring during the month of March with 22 points (seven goals, 15 assists). ... Surpassed the 40-assist mark for the 10th time in 11 seasons with two assists on Apr. 3 at PHI. ... Reached the 60-point plateau for the 10th time in his 11 NHL seasons, with an assist on Mar. 27 at MIN. ... Notched three power play points, including two goals and the primary assist on the overtime, game-winner, and led all skaters with six shots in a season-high, 24:53 of ice time on Mar. 11 vs. NYI; Reached the 20-goal mark for the ninth time (third straight season), and reached the 50-point plateau for the 10th time. ... Tallied a season-high, three assists, including two on the power play, on Feb. 11 at PHI. ... Notched the game-winning goal at 2:37 of overtime on Feb. 9 vs. TBL; The goal was his second career overtime game-winner, and first since his rookie season in 2000-01. ... Notched the game-winning goal and four shots in the NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 2 at PHI. ... Tallied the game-winning goal with 0.1 second remaining in regulation and posted a plus-two rating in 20:35 of ice time on Dec. 17 at PHX. ... Led all skaters with five shots and led all forwards with 23:34 of ice time while skating in his 800th career NHL contest on Dec. 13 vs. DAL. ... Posted a seven-game point streak from Nov. 25 at WSH to Dec. 8 vs. TBL (four goals, seven assists over the span), including a five-game assist streak; Tied for longest point streak on the team. ... Tallied two points (one goal, one assist), four shots and won a game-high, 13-25 faceoffs (52%) in 20:21 of ice time on Dec. 3 at TBL, in his first win at Tampa Bay as a member of an opposing team. ... Notched his first point (assist) and goal at Madison Square Garden as a Ranger with two goals, including one on the power play, and a power play assist, and won a team-high 11 of 17 faceoff attempts (65%) in 22:45 of ice time on Oct. 29 vs. OTT. ... Led the Rangers with 23:54 of ice time and registered three shots on goal while making his Broadway debut on Oct. 27 vs. TOR. ... Tallied his 500th career NHL assist with a power play helper and led all forwards with 23:00 of ice time on Oct. 20 at CGY. ... Posted a fivegame point streak to begin the season from Oct. 7 at LAK to Oct. 20 at CGY (one goal, four assists over the span). ... Notched his first goal as a Ranger and won a game-high, 10-of-13 faceoffs (77%) in 22:33 on Oct. 8 at ANA. ... Recorded an assist and won 9-of-11 faceoff attempts (82%) while making his Rangers debut on Oct. 7 at LAK; Has tallied 12 points (six goals, six assists) in 11 career season-opening games. ... Tied for first in the NHL during the playoffs in power play assists (six) and power play points (eight), sixth in points (15), ninth in goals (six), eighth in assists (nine) and power play goals (two), and ranked second in shots (71). ... Led the Rangers in playoff points, power play assists, power play points, and shots, and tied for first in goals, assists and power play goals. ... Posted three multi-point efforts, including a two-assist performance on Apr. 18 at Ottawa. ... Led the team in points (five) and tied for the team lead in assists (three) in the Rangers’ Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against Ottawa. ... Notched a goal while making his Rangers playoff debut on Apr. 12 vs. Ottawa. ... Registered eight points (three goals, five assists) in a seven-game span from Apr. 18 at Ottawa to May 2 at Washington. ... Tallied a series-leading, four goals in the Eastern Conference Semifinal series against Washington. ... Notched the game-tying goal with 7.6 seconds remaining in regulation in a 3-2 overtime victory on May 7 vs. Washington in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals; It was the latest game-tying goal scored by the Rangers in the playoffs in franchise history, and the sixth game-tying goal tallied by the Blueshirts in the final minute of regulation all-time in the playoffs. ... Tied for the series lead with four assists in the Eastern Conference Finals against New Jersey. ... Recorded a three-game assist streak from May 16 vs. New Jersey to May 21 at New Jersey (three assists). ... Tallied his 50th career playoff assist on May 25 at New Jersey. 2010-11: Established a career-high in goals (28), and led Dallas and ranked 10th in the NHL in points (77). ... Tied for 10th in the league and ranked second on the team with 49 assists. ... Led the Stars in shots on goal (272) for the second consecutive season ... Ranked second on the team in faceoff percentage (50.6%), tied for third in power play goals (seven) and fourth in game-winning goals (three). ... Led Dallas with 21 multi-point performances, including four, three-point efforts. ... Surpassed the 20-goal mark for the eighth time in his career, and eclipsed the 70-point plateau for the sixth time. ... Selected to his first career NHL All-Star Game, tallying one assist for Team Lidstrom on Jan. 30. ... Tallied two points (one goal, one assist), including his career high 28th goal of the season on Apr. 7 vs. Colorado. ... Recorded his 700th career NHL point with a goal on Feb. 9 vs. Phoenix. ... Tallied his 200th career NHL goal with the game-winner on Nov. 16 vs. Anaheim. ... Registered four consecutive multi-point efforts to begin the season from Oct. 8 at New Jersey to Oct. 16 vs. St. Louis (two goals, seven assists). 2009-10: Tied his career-high in scoring with 91 points, the most by a Dallas Stars player since Mike Modano recorded 93 points in 1993-94, while his 67 assists rank third in Dallas franchise history for a single season. ... Established a career-high in power play goals (13) and multi-point performances (27). ... Ranked second in the NHL in power play points (40), fourth in assists (67) and seventh in points (91), and tied for second in the league in power play assists (27) and sixth in multi-point performances … Led Dallas in points, assists, power-play goals, multi-point games and shots on goal (284). ... The Stars posted a record of 16-2-2 when he notched a goal and were 21-1-5 when he recorded two or more points. ... Registered 32 points (nine goals, 23 assists) in his final 27 games from Feb. 2 vs. Minnesota to Apr. 10 at Minnesota. ... Tallied three assists in a period on Jan. 18 vs. Minnesota, tying the franchise record for assists in a single period. ... Became the top NHL scorer from Prince Edward Island with his 592nd career point, an assist, on Dec. 29 vs. Chicago. ... Tallied a season-high, four assists on Nov. 21 vs. New Jersey, including his 400th career NHL assist. 2008-09: Ranked second on the team in assists (32), third in points (48), and tied for fourth in power play goals (five) and sixth in goals (16). ... Ranked second on Dallas with 16 multi-point performances, including a season-high, four-point effort on Dec. 18 vs. Columbus (one goal, three assists). ... Dallas posted a record of 10-3-3 when he tallied a goal. ... Missed 25 of the final 26 games of the season due to injury. 2007-08: Split the season between Tampa Bay and Dallas. ... Became the first player in NHL history to record five assists in his debut with a team on Feb. 28 vs. Chicago, following his trade from Tampa Bay on Feb. 28. ... Was acquired by Dallas with Johan Holmqvist from Tampa Bay in exchange for Jeff Halpern, Jussi Jokinen, Mike Smith and a fourth round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft on Feb. 28. ... Tallied his 500th career NHL point with an assist on Mar. 29 at Los Angeles. ... Registered 13 multi-point performances … Posted a season-high, six-game scoring streak from Oct. 13 at Florida to Oct. 27 vs. Buffalo (three goals, seven assists). ... Also tied for second on Dallas in playoff scoring with 15 points (three goals, 12 assists). ... Ranked second on the team and tied for eighth in the NHL in playoff assists. ... Led the team and tied for 10th in the NHL in playoff shots on goal (54). 2006-07: Ranked second in the NHL among forwards in average ice time (24:06). ... Ranked second on Tampa Bay in face-off percentage (51.4%) and power play assists (21), and third in points (70), goals (25), assists (45), power play goals (12), power play points (33) and shots (272). ... Registered his 300th career assist on Apr. 7 at Edmonton. ... Recorded his 400th career point with an assist on Dec. 28 vs. Philadelphia. ... Posted 17 multi-point performances, including a season-high, four points on Feb. 25 vs. Pittsburgh (one goal, three assists). ... Also tied for the team lead in playoff assists (five) and points (eight), tied for second in playoff goals (three), ranked second in shots on goal (26), and led the team in power play goals (two) in six playoff contests. 2005-06: Established career-highs in assists (68), points (91), penalty minutes (32), power play assists (39), power play points (46), shorthanded goals (four) and shorthanded points (five). ... Ranked 12th in the league in points, fourth in power play assists, fifth in assists, and tied for eighth in shorthanded goals and 10th in power play points. ... Led Tampa Bay in assists, points, power play assists, power play points, shorthanded goals and shorthanded points, ranked second in shots (282), fifth in power play goals and sixth in goals. ... Registered a team-high, 22 multi-point performances, including five contests with three or more points. ... Tallied a career-high, 10-game assist streak from Mar. 17 vs. Philadelphia to Apr. 6 vs. Atlanta (16 assists). ... Notched his 100th career NHL goal on Jan. 31 vs. Toronto. ... Also led Tampa Bay in playoff assists (five), points (eight) and shots (24), and ranked second on the team in playoff goals (three). 2003-04: Captured the Stanley Cup Championship with Tampa Bay and the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP, after leading the NHL in playoff scoring with 26 points and seven game-winning goals. ... Established playoff career-highs in games played (23), goals (12), assists (14), points (26), plus/minus rating (plus-five), power play goals (seven), power play points (12), game-winning goals (seven) and shots (88). ... Tied for second in the league in playoff goals, ranked second in playoff assists and shots, and led the NHL in power play goals and power play points during the playoffs. ... Posted a career-high, eight multi-point performances during the playoffs, including a three-point effort in Game Six of the Stanley Cup Finals on June 5 at Calgary (two goals, one assist). ... Captured the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct. ... Established career-highs in plus/minus rating (plus-14) and game-winning goals (six). ... Tied for ninth in the NHL in points (79) and ranked sixth in assists (53). ... Registered 21 multi-point performances, including seven contests with three or more points. ... Posted a career-high, 12-game scoring streak from Feb. 17 vs. Philadelphia to Mar. 8 at Detroit (six goals, 14 assists). ... Recorded three points (one goal, two assists) in the season opener on Oct. 10 vs. Boston, including his 200th career NHL point. 2002-03: Tied for the NHLlead in power play assists (34), tied for fourth in the league in assists (57) and sixth in power play points (38). ... Led the team in power play assists, power play points and shots (277), tied for first in assists and ranked third on Tampa Bay in points (74). ... Registered 14 multi-point performances. ... Made his NHL playoff debut on Apr. 10 vs. Washington. 2001-02: Led Tampa Bay in points (62), assists (42) and shots on goal (251), ranked second in power play assists (14) and power play points (19), tied for second on the team in goals (20) and fourth in power play goals (five). ... Tallied three points (two goals, one assist), including his 100th career NHL point, on Mar. 1 vs. San Jose. ... Registered 12 multi-point performances. ... Recorded at least one point in 14 of 15 games from Feb. 26 vs. Detroit to Mar. 28 at Montreal (seven goals, 15 assists), including a season-high, 10-game scoring streak from Feb. 26 to Mar. 18 at Philadelphia (six goals, 12 assists). 2000-01: Named to the NHL All-Rookie Team after leading all NHL rookies in goals (21), assists (41), points (62), power play assists (19) and power play points (26), tied for first in shots on goal (179), third in power play goals (seven), and sixth in game-winning goals (three). ... Led Tampa Bay in points, assists, power play assists and power play goals, ranked second on the team in shots, third in goals, and tied for second in power play goals and third in game-winning goals. ... Made his NHL debut in the season opener on Oct. 6 vs. the Islanders. ... Registered his first career points with two points (one goal, one assist) on Oct. 8 vs. Vancouver. ... Named NHL’s Rookie of the Month for October 2000, tallying 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in 10 games over the span. ... Registered 15 multi-point performances, including five contests with three or more points. ... Posted a season-high, seven-game scoring streak from Jan. 29 at Carolina to Feb. 13 vs. Phoenix (two goals, eight assists).

JUNIOR CAREER
Played three seasons for Rimouski of the QMJHL, recording 143 goals and 289 assists for 432 points in 190 games. ... Also recorded 30 goals and 60 assists for 90 points in 42 playoff games. 1999-00: Captured the Memorial Cup Championship and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) Championship with Rimouski. ... Named the Memorial Cup Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy winner as tournament MVP, was selected to the Memorial Cup Tournament All-Star Team, and captured the Guy Lafleur Trophy as QMJHL Playoff MVP. ... Awarded the Jean Béliveau Trophy, as the QMJHL’s regular season scoring leader, the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Leading Scorer Award, Michel Briere Memorial Trophy as QMJHL MVP, and the Telus Cup, given to the league’s best offensive player, after registering 186 points (71 goals, 115 assists) in 63 games. ... Was selected as a CHL and QMJHL First Team All-Star and CHL Player of the Year. ... Named QMJHL Player of the Month three times – October, January and February. ... Established career-highs in goals (71), assists (115), points (186), penalty minutes (69), shots on goal (489), power play goals (18), shorthanded goals (six), game-winning goals (11) and plus/minus rating (plus-80). ... Led the league in goals, assists, points, shots on goal and plus/minus rating, ranked second in gamewinning goals, tied for second in shorthanded goals and sixth in power play goals. ... Captured the QMJHL and CHL Plus/Minus Award with a plus-80 rating. ... Also established career-highs in playoff goals (13), playoff points (37), power play goals (eight), game-winning goals (three) and playoff penalty minutes (16), and tied his career-high in playoff assists (24) while skating in 12 playoff contests. ... Led the QMJHL and CHL in playoff assists and points, ranked first in the QMJHL in power play goals, fifth in playoff goals and tied for second in game-winning goals. 1998-99: Ranked third in the league in assists (92) and fourth in points (131). ... Led the team in goals (39), assists and points. ... Also led the team in playoff assists (12) and points (21), and tied for first on Rimouski in playoff goals (nine). 1997-98: Led Rimouski and ranked third in the league in assists (82), and tied for first on the team and fifth in the QMJHL in points (115) as a rookie. ... Also ranked fifth in the QMJHL in playoff points (32), and fourth in playoff assists (24).

INTERNATIONAL CAREER

2006: Selected to represent Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy. ... Led the team in points (four) and tied for the team lead in goals (two) while skating in six tournament contests. 2004: Captured a gold medal with Canada at the World Cup of Hockey. ... Tallied one shorthanded goal and added three assists in six tournament contests. 2001: Registered six points (three goals, three assists) in seven games with Canada at the World Championships. 2000: Captured a bronze medal with Canada at the World Junior Championship. ... Tallied two points (one goal, one assist) in seven tournament contests.

BACKGROUND

Lists his most memorable hockey moments as his first NHL Game (Oct. 6, 2000 vs. the Islanders) and winning the 2004 Stanley Cup. ... Appeared in the “Ice Cold Killers” fashion feature in the November 2012 issue of Esquire Magazine. ... He enjoys traveling around to various golf courses during the off-season. ... Is an avid tennis fan. ... He holds a golfing handicap of 5 and his favorite courses are Augusta National and Shinnecook Hills. ... He enjoys cooking, especially when it's BBQ steak and brussel sprouts. ... His favorite movie is Braveheart. ... First job was working at a hockey school. ... Single.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
June 27, 1998 -- Tampa Bay's second choice, No. 64 overall, in the third round of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. Feb. 26, 2008 -- Traded by Tampa Bay with Johan Holmqvist to Dallas in exchange for Jussi Jokinen, Jeff Halpern, Mike Smith and 2009 fourth-round pick (later traded). July 2, 2011 -- Signed with the Rangers as an unrestricted free agent.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

LONGEST POINT STREAK: 12 games from Feb. 17, 2004, to March 8, 2004 (six goals and 14 assists)

LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 4 games (twice) (last -- Dec. 18, 2008, to Dec. 27, 2008) (four goals)

LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 10 games from March 17, 2006, to April 6, 2006 (16 assists)

MOST GOALS, GAME: 2 (22 times) (last -- March 13, 2012) (Rangers vs. Carolina) (Ward)

MOST ASSISTS, GAME:
5 on Feb. 28, 2008 (Dallas vs. Chicago)

MOST POINTS, GAME:
5 on Feb. 28, 2008 (Dallas vs. Chicago) (5 assists)

MOST PIM, GAME:
14 on Feb. 28, 2006 (Tampa Bay vs. Florida)

MOST SHOTS, GAME: 12 on March 7, 2003 (Tampa Bay vs. Colorado)

FIRST NHL GAME: Oct. 6, 2000 (Tampa Bay vs. Islanders)

FIRST NHL GOAL: Oct. 8, 2000 (Tampa Bay vs. Vancouver) (Felix Potvin)

FIRST NHL ASSIST: Oct. 8, 2000 (Tampa Bay vs. Vancouver)

CAREER IN SHOOTOUT

ATTEMPTS: 69
GOALS: 26
SUCCESS RATE: 37.7 percent
GAME-DECIDING GOALS: 11



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