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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 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

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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

Brad Richards (upper body) is projected to return to the lineup on Saturday.

He participated in Tuesday's morning skate, but the decision was made to give him some extra time to recover from an upper-body injury. "If we didn't have this three-day break maybe it would be different," Richards said. "Why not take advantage of it? You always want to play but the long-term picture is not (Tuesday night's) game. The second half (of the season) is going to be busy. When we get back from this break I'll be refreshed and I full play on being ready to go." Prior to missing two games with the ailment, Richards had gone pointless in seven straight appearances.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 11:56:00 AM

Brad Richards (upper body) won't be in the lineup on Tuesday.

He took part in the morning skate, but he did so as an extra. This will be the second game game that Richards has missed with an upper-body injury. Patrick Sharp replaced him on the second line in Sunday's win over Toronto and he collected three assists.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 05:15:00 PM

Brad Richards will not play in Sunday's game against Toronto because of an upper-body injury.

Richards is considered day-to-day right now. The 34-year-old has mostly centered the Hawks' second line this season. He has six goals and 18 points in 33 games.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:28:00 PM

Chicago's second line continued to produce in Saturday's 4-1 win over Los Angeles.

Brad Richards had two goals in the game, while Kris Versteeg chipped in with a couple of assists. Patrick Kane, the third member of that line, was held pointless but was a plus-2 in the game as the line was plus-six in the game.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 11:36:00 AM

Brad Richards netted two goals for Chicago in its 4-1 win over the Kings on Saturday night.

Richards isn't producing like he used to in his heyday, but he’s showing he can still be good enough, especially on the offensively-minded Blackhawks. That makes him worth owning in deeper leagues. Richards has six goals and 16 points this season. Daniel Carcillo and Brandon Saad got the other goals, while Kris Versteeg picked up two assists.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 12:59:00 AM

Brad Richards had a goal and an assist in a 4-1 victory on Friday.

Richards now has four goals and 14 points in 23 games this season. Patrick Kane scored twice, including an empty-netter. Andrew Shaw contributed a goal and an assist. Kris Versteeg recorded his eighth and ninth assists of the season.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 06:36:00 PM

Brad Richards centered Chicago's second line on Sunday between Patrick Kane and Kris Versteeg.

"It was our first game [as a line], and it felt great," Richards said. "I think I've had some opportunities with [Kane] a few games this year, and we've been close. And it feels good. You put it in the net, and you can tell we just started rolling and getting that confidence as a group out there. [Versteeg] played a hell of a game, too." Richards contributed two assists in the Blackhawks' 6-2 triumph over Dallas, while Versteeg and Kane picked up a goal and two assists each.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 09:37:00 AM

Chicago Blackhawks forward Brad Richards will appear in his 1,000th game on Sunday as he faces former team the Dallas Stars.

Dallas was his lone career stop where he produced a point per game (227 in 220 regular season contests). Overall, Richards has 876 points in 999 career games. He has three goals and six assists in 17 games with Chicago so far.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 08:43:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jonathan Toews
2Brad Richards
3Andrew Shaw
4Marcus Kruger
5Joakim Nordstrom
6Teuvo Teravainen
LW1Patrick Sharp
2Brandon Saad
3Bryan Bickell
4Daniel Carcillo
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Kris Versteeg
4Ben Smith
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Niklas Hjalmarsson
4Johnny Oduya
5Michal Rozsival
6David Rundblad
7Tim Erixon
8Kyle Cumiskey
9Kimmo Timonen
G1Corey Crawford
2Scott Darling