Richards warming up with the Chicago Blackhawks. 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb). Bradley Glenn "Brad" Richards (born May 2, 1980) is a Canadian. Richards was drafted in the third round, 64th overall, by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
In the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. And played for the Lightning, New York Rangers. During his National Hockey League. Richards won the Stanley Cup. With the Lightning, where he was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy.
As the Most Valuable Player during the playoffs. He won the second Stanley Cup of his career, with the Chicago Blackhawks.Richards was born and raised in Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island. Since age 14, Richards has been friends with Vincent Lecavalier. After they met at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame.
With a renowned hockey program in Wilcox, Saskatchewan. They were roommates and soon became good friends as they were both the youngest players on their hockey team. Since then, they went on to become teammates for the Rimouski Océanic. Of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
(QMJHL) and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Lecavalier was also responsible for suggesting to Lightning management after they had drafted him to draft Richards.In his final season with Rimouski, Richards won nearly every honour possible for a Canadian junior player in the QMJHL: he earned the Jean Béliveau Trophy. After leading the QMJHL with 186 points, as well as the Telus Cup, given to the league's best offensive player; he won the QMJHL and Canadian Hockey League. Plus/Minus Awards with a plus-80 mark, and was a First-Team All-Star in both the Quebec circuit and the Canadian Hockey League.
(CHL), as well as the CHL Player of the Year. In the post-season, Richards took home both the Guy Lafleur Trophy. As MVP of the QMJHL playoffs, then the Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy. As MVP of the 2000 Memorial Cup. As the Océanic won both the QMJHL playoff title and the CHL Memorial Cup.
Richards with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Richards was drafted in the third round, 64th overall, by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. Having recorded 82 assists and 115 points in his draft year. During that same draft, the Lightning selected Vincent Lecavalier, Richards' teammate at both the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame and Rimouski, with the first overall pick.During the 200304 NHL season. The Lightning would win their first Stanley Cup.
With Richards' contributions during the playoffs earning him the Conn Smythe Trophy. As most valuable player of the postseason, which included a record seven game-winning goals, overtaking Joe Sakic. He also won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy.
Later that year, he won the World Cup of Hockey. Championship playing on Team Canada. On September 26, 2004, the Rimouski Océanic of the QMJHL retired Richards' jersey. Richards played for Ak Bars Kazan.(RSL) during the 200405 NHL lockout. On a team with fellow NHLers Ilya Kovalchuk. Richards also played for Team Canada at the 2006 Olympics.
After the Lightning were eliminated from the 2006 playoffs. On February 26, 2008, roughly three hours before the NHL trade deadline. Richards was traded to the Dallas Stars. In a blockbuster deal along with goaltender Johan Holmqvist.Richards set the Stars' franchise record of most assists in a player's team debut game with five; the record is also a career high for Richards. In the game, Dallas defeated the Chicago Blackhawks. 74, and Richards was named the game's first star. Richards tied an NHL record by scoring four points in a single period in a game against the San Jose Sharks. Richards tallied 16 goals and 48 points in 55 games before sustaining a broken right wrist following a check from Columbus Blue Jackets. Richards met with a specialist the following day and missed 15 games.
He would not return for the rest of the season, and the Stars missed the playoffs. In the 200910 off-season, the team removed general managers Brett Hull. Who had traded for Richards, and fired head coach Dave Tippett. Replacing the latter with Marc Crawford.Despite the new regime and the team's woeful finish in the standings for the second-straight season, Richards enjoyed a career year, matching a personal high with 91 points scored, playing mainly alongside Loui Eriksson. Richards finished seventh in the NHL points standings that year, just behind former Lightning teammate Martin St. He also finished fourth in the NHL in total assists and second in powerplay points. However, the Stars failed to reach 2010 playoffs. After the season, Richards was named a finalist for the Lady Byng Trophy.
Richards with the New York Rangers. On July 2, 2011, reuniting him with John Tortorella.
His head coach from the 2004 Lightning team that won the Stanley Cup, and another member of that 2004 team, Ruslan Fedotenko. He was also approached by the Calgary Flames. And the Tampa Bay Lightning. On October 8, 2011, Richards scored his first goal as a Ranger in a 21 shootout loss to the Anaheim Ducks.The game was played at the Ericsson Globe. He would go on to record 25 goals along with 41 assists during his first season with the Rangers, as well as six goals and nine assists in 20 playoff games, as the Rangers were ultimately eliminated from the 2012 playoffs. By the New Jersey Devils. On April 19, 2013, Richards scored his first career NHL hat-trick. In a game against the Buffalo Sabres. On March 5, 2014, the Rangers acquired Martin St. Louis, reuniting the two, who were previously teammates when the Lightning won the cup in 2004. Louis and Richards both played integral roles in the Rangers' run to the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals. Which they lost in five games to the Los Angeles Kings.
On June 20, 2014, the remainder of Richards' contract was bought out by the Rangers to increase salary cap space, rendering him an unrestricted free agent, and ending the brief reunion between him and St. He wore number 91 for the Blackhawks, the first player in team history to do so, as his usual #19 was already being worn by Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews. Richards played in his 1,000th career NHL game on November 16, 2014, against his former team, the Dallas Stars. The Blackhawks, with Richards, later faced one of his former teams, the Lightning, in the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals. Winning the Stanley Cup in six games.
With Richards' traditional #19 retired for Steve Yzerman. Richards chose to wear #17 with the Red Wings. The Red Wings narrowly made the playoffs for the 25th consecutive season. Richards' late-season efforts included a game-tying goal against the New York Rangers on March 12 with 32 seconds remaining (the Red Wings later won the game 21 in overtime), and a two-point game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on April 2. Certificate of authenticity COA from JSA James Spence.
In the playoffs, Richards recorded one goal as the Red Wings were eliminated in five games by the Tampa Bay Lightning. On July 20, 2016, Richards announced his retirement from professional hockey. During the off-season, Richards goes back to his birthplace, Prince Edward Island. Richards has hosted the Brad Richards PEI Celebrity Golf Classic for the past six years.
The event supports two charities. Children's Wish Foundation, Prince Edward Island Chapter and Autism Society of Prince Edward Island. He is friends with Hockey Night in Canada.
Who spends a lot of time in PEI. During his time with the Rangers, Richards lived in an apartment in Manhattan.Richards rented a suite at the St. (now called the Amalie Arena) for several Tampa Bay Lightning hockey games and invited families dealing with various forms of pediatric cancer to use it. After each game, he would go and visit the children who had come to watch the game.
It began during the 200203 season and ended in 2008. When he was traded to the Dallas Stars, he continued his charity work with the Children's Medical Center's Oncology Department, supplying tickets for sick children. He also donates tickets to every home game to men and women in the military. Richards underwent arthroscopic hip surgery on April 23, 2010, to repair a small labrum tear. 500,000 to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
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