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Brad Richards | Winger | #17

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (36) / 5/2/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 199
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 3 (64) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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Brad Richards will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Detroit doesn't plan on re-signing Richards before that date, if at all. He had 10 goals and 28 points in 68 contests with Detroit in 2015-16. May 19 - 5:39 PM

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Brad Richards wants the Red Wings to have the same intensity and passion they displayed in Game 3.

"We haven't done anything yet. We've won a game, but that doesn't do much in a best-of-seven," he said. "We've got to bring even more intensity and desperation." Tampa Bay is ahead in the series 2-1 and can go back home with a commanding lead if Detroit lets up. Richards has a goal in three games in the postseason for the Wings.
Apr 19 - 10:02 AM

Brad Richards scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Richards opened the scoring with a power play goal at the 8:48 mark of the first period. He also helped set up Kyle Quincey's game-winning goal in the third period. The 35-year-old has 10 goals and 27 points in 65 games this season.
Apr 3 - 11:35 AM

Brad Richards skated with Pavel Datsyuk and Darren Helm at Thursday's practice.

The lineup changed moved Anthony Mantha to a line with Luke Glendening and Andreas Athanasiou. Coach Jeff Blashill wants to make use of Richards' experience and his defensive skills.
Apr 1 - 8:13 AM

Brad Richards sent the Red Wings into overtime on route to a 3-2 win over the Rangers.

Father Time has certainly caught up to Richards, but he's now up to nine goals and 22 points in 54 games this season. And one sweet, sweet tally over one of his former teams.
Mar 12 - 5:43 PM

Brad Richards scored in Detroit's 5-2 loss to Chicago on Wednesday night.

He got the Red Wings on the board in the third period with a power-play goal. Richards has eight goals and 21 points in 50 games this season.
Mar 3 - 8:22 AM

Brad Richards scored the game-winning goal in Saturday's 5-3 Stadium Series win over the Colorado Avalanche.

Richards' five outdoor game appearances are the most in NHL history. The veteran forward found the back of the net with exactly one minute remaining in regulation and the score tied at three. The 35-year-old has seven goals and 20 points in 48 games this season. He can no longer be counted on as a top fantasy option.
Feb 28 - 11:21 AM

Brad Richards tickled the twine in the Red Wings’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Senators on Saturday night.

Richards was brought over to become the second-line center, and he’s done that — in name only. At least he provides some "veteran leadership." Richards has not produced like a top-six player, now with six goals and 19 points in 46 games. Andreas Athanasiou got the other goal.
Feb 20 - 10:28 PM

Brad Richards collected another pair of assists during Sunday's 6-5 win over Boston.

Richards is now up to 13 assists and 18 points in 42 games this season. Father Time has certainly caught up to the veteran, but if can simply play well in the playoffs then none of this will matter to his fans and teammates.
Feb 14 - 6:48 PM

Brad Richards has two assists in Saturday's win over the Islanders.

Richards set up Mike Green's power play goal in the second period and Dylan Larkin's goal in the third frame. The 35-year-old has five goals and 15 points in 38 games this season. He's only worth an add in deeper fantasy leagues.
Feb 7 - 11:39 AM

Brad Richards scored the opening goal in Detroit's 4-2 win against the Islanders on Monday.

He didn't have a point over his last seven appearances. Richards has posted five goals and 13 points in 35 games with the Red Wings this season.
Jan 26 - 10:14 AM

Brad Richards will play in Saturday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

Richards missed yesterday's game against the Sabres because he was attending his grandfather's funeral. The 35-year-old has four goals and 12 points in 33 games this season.
Jan 23 - 5:21 PM

Brad Richards will miss Friday's game to attend his grandfather's funeral.

"Unfortunate, for sure," Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "Those are things that unfortunately you have to go through in life. So it’s good he’s going to get a chance to be with his family." Richards will rejoin the Red Wings in time for Saturday's game.
Jan 21 - 4:53 PM

Brad Richards potted his third goal of the season Sunday against Calgary.

He has produced two goals in his last three games and three points in his last four. Richards has been adjusting much better to his new team lately and he has played well since being put on a line with Pavel Datsyuk and Darren Helm.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 08:13:00 AM

Brad Richards scored Detroit's only goal in a 2-1 loss to the Sabres Monday night.

It was Richards' second goal of the season. Assists went to Pavel Datsyuk and Darren Helm, their sixth and fifth of the season, respectively. Richards used to be a fantasy star but now he should be languishing on the waiver wire as he is nothing more than a spare part in fantasy pools.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 11:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Henrik Zetterberg
3Riley Sheahan
4Luke Glendening
LW1Dylan Larkin
2Tomas Tatar
3Brad Richards
4Teemu Pulkkinen
5Drew Miller
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Darren Helm
4Tomas Jurco
5Johan Franzen
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Kyle Quincey
5Brendan Smith
6Jonathan Ericsson
7Alexey Marchenko
G1Jimmy Howard
2Petr Mrazek