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Luke Richardson

Luke Richardson  #2

Defenseman
NUMBER: 2 BIRTHDATE: March 26, 1969
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Ottawa, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 214 DRAFTED: TOR / 1987 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (7th overall)
Traded to Edmonton by Toronto with Vincent Damphousse, Peter Ing and Scott Thornton for Grant Fuhr, Glenn Anderson and Craig Berube, September 19, 1991. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 23, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 4, 2002. Traded to Toronto by Columbus for Toronto's 5th round choice (Nick Sucharski) in 2006 Entry Draft, March 8, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 11, 2006. Missed majority of 2006-07 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, August 8, 2007. Officially announced his retirement, November 29, 2008.
Quote of the Day

You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals