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Brad Richards | Center

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/2/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 199
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Brad Richards opened the scoring in Game Five late in the first period on Thursday night.
It was definitely one goalie Pekke Rinne would want back, but it counts just the same as Richards beat Rinne through the five-hole on a soft angle. However, Nashville would storm back to win 5-2. It was Richards' first point of the postseason and he added an assist as well to give him 34 goals and 92 points for his playoff career over 123 games. Apr 24 - 12:57 AM

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Brad Richards skated between Patrick Kane and Kris Versteeg at Monday's practice.

He missed the final three games of the regular season with an upper-body injury, but he's projected to suit up in Game 1 against Nashville. Richards didn't have a productive year, with 12 goals and 37 points in 76 games, but he could be a factor in the playoffs if he can click again with his linemates.
Apr 14 - 10:32 AM

Brad Richards is expected to be ready for the playoffs, but he'll sit out the last three games of the regular season with an upper-body injury.

He produced just 12 goals and 37 points in 76 games in his first season with the Blackhawks. Richards has 12 points in 25 matches during New York's playoff run to the Stanley Cup Final last year.
Apr 7 - 1:55 PM

Brad Richards recorded his 12th goal of 2014-15 in Sunday's 4-3 win against Winnipeg.

He didn't have a point in his previous four games and he's produced a meager total of 36 in 72 games this season. Richards can become an unrestricted free agent in the summer and it's hard to see Chicago bringing him back.
Mar 30 - 12:49 PM

Brad Richards, left unattended, beat Rangers goalie Cam Talbot on a snap shot from close in to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 1-0 victory in New York Wednesday night.

It was Richards' 11th goal of the season. Duncan Keith notched his 33rd assist of the season on the goal. Andrew Desjardins also drew an assist, his fourth of the season. The Blackhawks, 6-0-1 in their past seven games, went into New York tied with the Rangers for the second-fewest goals-allowed per tilt (2.25). The Hawks outshot the Rangers 31-26 in Wednesday's match.
Mar 18 - 10:42 PM

Brad Richards scored a third period power play marker that ended up being the difference for Chicago in a 2-1 win over the Coyotes Thursday.

Both of the Blackhawks goals came via the man advantage in this game, as Andrew Shaw's 1-th of the season came during a first period power play. Marian Hossa also helped his fantasy owners by drawing an assist and six shots on goal in the victory.
Mar 13 - 1:07 AM

Brad Richards hasn't scored a goal in each of his last 22 games.

Richards has just six assists and a minus-7 rating in that span. "Production in the last month has not been where I want it to be for whatever reason," Richards said. "I’ve [had] some games where it’s tough to fathom why the puck hasn’t gone in. In years past, a lot of things have gone in a lot easier than they’re going right now." The 34-year-old has nine goals and 32 points in 62 games this season.
Mar 8 - 10:34 AM

Brad Richards will face his former teammates when his Chicago Blackhawks host the New York Rangers Sunday.

It will be the first time for Richards since he was bought out by the Rangers in the off-season before signing a one-year deal with Chicago. "When you lose a friend like that, it's always disappointing but you know it's a possibility," Martin St. Louis said. "I try to focus on the run we had together instead of [what could have been], it's a waste of time."
Mar 8 - 8:51 AM

Brad Richards will center Patrick Sharp and Kris Versteeg on Thursday night as they take on the Florida Panthers.

They'll make up Chicago's second line. Sharp shares the point lead for the line with Richards with 32 points, while Versteeg leads them with 13 goals. He also trails by just one point.
Feb 26 - 7:23 PM

Brad Richards scored a goal and an assist in Chicago’s 4-1 win over Minnesota.

Richards is coming off a minus-3 performance in Chicago’s loss to Edmonton. Richards isn’t the same dominant player he once was, but he is on a bit of a hot streak. The 34-year-old has eight points in his last seven games. Richards has nine goals and 17 points in 40 games this season. Marian Hossa, Bryan Bickell and Johnny Oduya also scored for Chicago.
Jan 11 - 10:32 PM

Brad Richards collected three assists in Chicago's 4-2 win against Minnesota on Thursday.

He has produced two goals and six points in his last five contests, which has helped him bounce back from a seven-game scoreless drought prior to his recent success. Richards has 24 points in 38 games.
Jan 9 - 11:00 AM

Brad Richards earned a goal and a helper in Sunday's 5-4 overtime win over Dallas.

He picked up a power-play assist on a goal by Bryan Bickell late in the second period and he tied the game at 4-4 late in the third. Richards has eight goals and 21 points in 36 games this season.
Jan 5 - 10:04 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks should get Brad Richards back on Monday.

Richards will line up with Patrick Kane and Kris Versteeg, so that could be a beneficial situation for owners of all three players. Richards, 34, has 18 points in 33 games this season, although he is currently on a seven-game pointless streak.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:22:00 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks won't have Brad Richards in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Colorado Avalanche.

Richards, 34, has six goals and 18 points with a +9 rating and 84 SOG in 33 games so far this season. There's a decent chance the veteran forward may be able to play on Monday, so stay tuned for further updates.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 02:42:00 PM

Brad Richards, who missed two games with an upper-body injury, is set to return Saturday against Colorado.

It will be interesting to see where he plays. Patrick Sharp has played very well at center in Richards' slot between Patrick Kane and Kris Versteeg. It is entirely possible Richards will center the Hawks' third line until injury or ineffectiveness dictates otherwise.
Source: CSN Chicago
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 11:22:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Toews
2Antoine Vermette
3Brad Richards
4Marcus Kruger
5Teuvo Teravainen
6Joakim Nordstrom
LW1Patrick Sharp
2Brandon Saad
3Bryan Bickell
4Daniel Carcillo
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Kris Versteeg
4Andrew Shaw
5Andrew Desjardins
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Kimmo Timonen
4Niklas Hjalmarsson
5Johnny Oduya
6David Rundblad
7Michal Rozsival
8Kyle Cumiskey
G1Corey Crawford
2Scott Darling
3Antti Raanta