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Kings re-sign Brad Richardson

Saturday, 07.17.2010 / 2:40 PM / NHL Free Agency 2010

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Kings re-sign Brad Richardson
The Los Angeles Kings announced Saturday that they have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with forward Brad Richardson.

Richardson, 25, set regular-season career highs for games played (81), assists (16) and points (27) while skating with the Kings this past season. The 5-11, 195-pound native of Belleville, Ont., also recorded 11 goals -- including a career-high four game-winners -- and 37 penalty minutes. The Kings had a record of 10-0-1 in games when Richardson scored a goal this past season.

Richardson also skated in all six Kings postseason games in 2010, recording 1 goal (the game-winner in Game 3 vs. Vancouver), 1 assist, 2 points and 2 PIM. Additionally, he was the Kings nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, given annually to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey.

In 2008-09, Richardson was limited to just 31 regular-season games with the Kings because of a foot injury. He had 5 assists and 11 PIM.

Richardson was acquired by the Kings for a second-round selection in the 2008 Entry Draft on June 21, 2008. He was originally drafted by Colorado in the fifth-round (No. 163) in the 2003 Entry Draft.

Richardson has 32 points (11 goals, 21 assists) and 48 PIM in 112 career regular-season games with the Kings. His NHL totals include 248 regular-season games, 72 points (30 goals, 42 assists) and 96 PIM. He’s also skated in 15 postseason games, recording three points (2 goals, 1 assist) and 8 PIM.

Prior to his NHL career, Richardson played junior hockey with Owen Sound of the Ontario Hockey League where he was named MVP of his team three times (2004-05, 2002-03, 2001-02). 
Quote of the Day

You know what? We've played in some pretty special buildings along this playoff run so far. You start in Detroit, you go to Montreal, you come here … I think it's the first team to beat three Original Six teams to get to the Final if I'm not mistaken. That says how tough the road has been. Those are tough places to win.

— Lightning forward Steven Stamkos after Game 7 win vs. Rangers on Friday in New York