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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

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday