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Brad Richards
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: May 2, 1980  (AGE 35)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Murray Hbr., PE, Canada
WEIGHT: 199 DRAFTED: TBL / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (64th overall)
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy 2003-2004
Conn Smythe Trophy 2003-2004
PLAYOFF CAREER HIGHS Goals: 2 - Four times Assists: 3 - April 27, 2008 at SJS Points: 4 - April 27, 2008 at SJS TOI: 44:40 - May 4, 2008 vs. SJS Goal Streak: 3 - April 27 - May 8, 2004 (4g) Point Streak: 5 - Twice FIRST ROUND STATS: 6 GP, 1-2-3, +3 SECOND ROUND STATS: 4 GP, 0-1-1, +3 WCF STATS: 7 GP, 1-6-7, -3 SCF STATS: 5 GP, 1-0-1, -1 2015 PLAYOFF HIGHLIGHTS: Has eight points (2g, 6a) in the past 12 games ... Scored a goal in SCFG3 ... Notched his 100th career point in WCFG7 ... Registered assists in WCFG2-4 and WCFG6-7. 2014-15 NOTES: Played in his 1,00th career game on Nov. 16 vs. DAL ... Tallied his 50th career three-point game with three assists on Jan. 8 at MIN. 2014 PLAYOFF HIGHLIGHTS: Totaled 12 points (5g, 7a) in 25 games while helping NYR reach their first Stanley Cup Final appearance since 1994. CAREER NOTES: In seven seasons with the Lightning from 2000-08, he totaled 489 points (150g, 339a) in 552 games played ... He won the Stanley Cup and Conn Smythe with the Lightning in 2004.
SJHL Rookie of the Year (1997) QMJHL First All-Star Team (2000) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2000) Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (2000) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2000) Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup - MVP) (2000) NHL All-Rookie Team (2001) Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (2004) Conn Smythe Trophy (2004) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2011) Signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia), November 8, 2004. Traded to Dallas by Tampa Bay with Johan Holmqvist for Jussi Jokinen, Jeff Halpern, Mike Smith and Dallas' 4th round choice (later traded to Minnesota, later traded to Edmonton Edmonton selected Kyle Bigos) in 2009 Entry Draft, February 26, 2008. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 2, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 1, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 1, 2015.
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It's obviously not fun to not know, but on the other hand, I'm not in a rush. I'm going to be back to 100 percent before I start playing. I'm not going to play on 90 percent.

— Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom in an interview with Washington Post about whether he will be able to play in 2015-16 opener