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Stephane Richer

Stephane Richer  #44

Right Wing
NUMBER: 44 BIRTHDATE: June 7, 1966
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Ripon, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 218 DRAFTED: MTL / 1984 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (29th overall)
QMJHL - Offensive Rookie of the Year (1984) QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1985) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1990) Traded to New Jersey by Montreal with Tom Chorske for Kirk Muller and Roland Melanson, September 20, 1991. Traded to Montreal by New Jersey for Lyle Odelein, August 22, 1996. Traded to Tampa Bay by Montreal with Darcy Tucker and David Wilkie for Patrick Poulin, Mick Vukota and Igor Ulanov, January 15, 1998. Traded to St. Louis by Tampa Bay for Rich Parent and Chris McAlpine, January 13, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Washington, August 25, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, October 2, 2001. Traded to New Jersey by Pittsburgh for New Jersey's 7th round choice (Stephen Dixon) in 2003 Entry Draft, March 19, 2002. Officially announced his retirement, August 18, 2002.

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory