Former Detroit Red Wings center Brad Richards has announced his retirement from the NHL after an impressive career that spanned 15 seasons.
Brad Richards has officially announced his retirement from the NHL via a post on NHLPA.com. He quietly put together an impressive career that spanned 15 seasons. His 932 career points puts him 101st on the all-time points list and his 634 assists rank 70th on the all-time assists list.
“I want to thank the fans and the five organizations I have played for: Tampa Bay, Dallas, and the three original six teams — the New York Rangers, Chicago, and Detroit,” said Richards. “Most importantly, I want to thank my mom (Delite) and dad (Glen) and my sister (Paige) for being behind me since I was a young child. And of course, my wife, Rechelle and son, Luca, now for making this decision easier because I will be able to spend more time with them.”
Richards was consistent in his prime and got points at an impressive rate considering the era that he played in. His era-adjusted point total of 1,032 puts him 81st on the all-time adjusted points list. Richards won two Stanley Cups in his career.
He won his first with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2003-04 season. Richards also won the Conn Smythe Trophy that season for being the MVP of the Stanley playoffs as well as the Lady Byng Trophy. He won his second with the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2014-15 season. In 146 playoff games, Richards had 105 points (37 goals and 68 assists).
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