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2014 NHL Draft
Mike Richards

Mike Richards  #10

NUMBER: 10 BIRTHDATE: February 11, 1985  (AGE 29)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Kenora, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 196 DRAFTED: PHI / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (24th overall)
Will be playing for his country for the fourth time -- won a gold medal with Canada at the 2005 World Junior Championship and a silver at the 2004 World Juniors.

Played on a line with Nigel Dawes and Anthony Stewart at his first World Junior Championship as the Canadians lost a 3-1 lead in the third period to the U.S. in the gold medal game to fall short of the gold.  Richards' line accounted for all three goals in the gold medal game.

Served as captain of Team Canada at 2005 World Juniors.  Team featured fellow 2010 Olympians Patrice Bergeron, Sidney Crosby, Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry.  Richards' line (Dawes and Stewart) were the defensive shutdown trio for Canada.

Played on one of the all-time great Canadian teams at the 2005 World Junior Championship -- along with fellow 2010 Olympians Sidney Crosby, Brent Seabrook, Shea Weber, Corey Perry, Patrice Bergeron and Ryan Getzlaf.

Quote of the Day

It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.

— Montreal Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threaning illness