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Brad Richards | Center

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/2/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 196
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Brad Richards' three-point game in the Rangers' playoff opener was particularly special given how little he played in the 2013 postseason.
Former Rangers coach John Tortorella moved Richards to the fourth line and eventually removed him from the lineup entirely. Tortorella ended up getting fired and Richards already has more points in the 2014 playoffs than he had in the Rangers' entire 2013 playoff run. Apr 18 - 10:02 AM

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Brad Richards was excellent in the Rangers' 4-1 win over Philadelphia in Game 1 of their first round playoff series Thursday night.

Richards registered a goal and two assists in the victory, leading the way for a Blueshirts team that has struggled offensively all season. Mats Zuccarello, Carl Hagelin and Derek Stepan also found the back of the net for New York while Martin St. Louis picked up two helpers in the win.

Brad Richards is trying not to think about the possibility that this might be his last playoff run with the New York Rangers.

Richards might be the subject of an amnesty buyout over the summer. "It's been in the back of my mind to a certain extent, it would be a lie if I said it wasn't there," Richards said. "But it's not affecting me or weighing on me, or having any impact on my preparation or my game." Richards will turn 34 in May and his contract comes with an annual $6,666,667 cap hit through 2019-20. This is the last summer that the Rangers will have the option of using an amnesty buyout, which is different from a normal buyout in the sense that it completely removes the player's cap hit from the team's books, to get out of the ugly final seasons of that deal.
Source: NY Post
Apr 16 - 9:58 AM

Brad Richards scored twice in the Rangers' 4-1 victory on Tuesday.

Richards snapped a four-game point drought. He now has 20 goals and 51 points in 80 games in 2013-14.
Apr 9 - 10:34 AM

Brad Richards scored a goal and registered an assist in the Rangers' 4-3 loss to the Flames Friday night.

Richards has been struggling lately with only four points in his last 11 games. He has 18 goals and 31 assists overall in 75 games this season. Brian Boyle and Raphael Diaz also scored for the Rangers.
Mar 29 - 3:15 AM

Brad Richards snapped out of a scoring slump with a goal on Monday.

Richards had just two assists in his previous 10 contests. "It was a great overall game by him," teammate Ryan McDonagh said, referring to Richards. "He was back to himself where he was seeing plays and finding guys away from the pack of guys. He gets guys the puck with time and space. He created a goal for himself. That's little plays like that that don't always show up in the scoresheet. But you definitely take notice of that." Richards now has 17 goals and 47 points in 71 games this season.
Mar 25 - 9:58 AM

Brad Richards is fine after X-rays on his finger proved negative.

Richards was slashed on Friday by Eric Staal. He is expected to be in the Rangers lineup on Sunday against Detroit. Richards has three goals and seven points in his last nine games to give him 45 points in 64 games. Unfortunately his minus-10 rating hurts his fantasy value.
Mar 9 - 8:20 AM

Brad Richards required an X-ray on his finger after he was slashed by Eric Staal's stick on the opening shift of the third period in New York's 4-2 win over Carolina Friday night.

Staal wasn't penalized on the play and Richards was furious when he left the ice, but it doesn't look like the injury will cause him any issues aside from the swelling he experienced afterward. "I don't think that's going to be an issue," Richards said. "It's a bit of a stinger while it happens and, hopefully, tomorrow I wake up a little sore and move on."
Mar 8 - 9:49 AM

The Rangers hope Brad Richards receives a boost from gaining old teammate Martin St. Louis on his right wing.

The Rangers' center, who signed a mega free-agent deal with New York in 2011 has yet to discover his elite scoring touch on Broadway. St. Louis might help him find it though, as the two combined for several dominant offensive seasons and a Stanley Cup during their tenure together in Tampa. Carl Hagelin is the third skilled forward on the Rangers' second line.
Mar 7 - 7:23 PM

After injuries to key NHL players such as John Tavares, Henrik Zetterberg, Mats Zuccarello and Aleksander Barkov, owners probably won't want to let their players play in the Olympic Games again, according to New York Rangers star Brad Richards.

"I think there’s probably a better chance they don’t want to send them [to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea]," Richards said. When the union met to discuss the Sochi Olympics, Richards said across the board players were in favor of participating, even those who weren’t likely to compete in Russia. "There’s pros and cons to it," Richards said. "I don’t know where they’ll go, but it’s definitely going to be visited for sure." Richards suggested bringing back the World Cup of Hockey, which hasn’t been played since 2004. Another option could be moving ice hockey into the Summer Games, which would serve as a precursor to training camp. "I’m sure the players would [be interested in that], but I don’t know how the Olympics would look at ice hockey as a sport," Richards said. "It probably makes the most sense out of all because you have the Olympic experience, but it probably looks a little funny."
Source: NY Post
Feb 22 - 10:16 AM

Brad Richards had a goal and an assist for the Rangers in their 5-1 win over Colorado on Tuesday.

Richards has 15 goals and 41 points in 57 games in 2013-14. The Rangers will have one final chance to use an amnesty buyout on Richards this summer and if that happens, he'll likely be the most desirable unrestricted free agent available.
Feb 5 - 9:57 AM

Brad Richards netted his 14th goal of the season as the Rangers conquered their crosstown rivals for the second time this week by a score of 4-1 Friday night.

Richards had not recorded a point in his previous three games. The 33 year-old clearly is not the same elite fantasy player he was in Dallas or Tampa Bay earlier in his career, even with the Rangers' off-season coaching change. Richards has 39 points in 56 games this season.
Jan 31 - 9:56 PM

Brad Richards is on a three-game point streak.

Richards has been on fire lately with points in nine of his last 10 contests. That's brought him up to 13 goals and 38 points in 52 games in 2013-14.
Jan 22 - 10:09 AM

Brad Richards netted a power-play goal in Saturday's 4-1 victory.

Richards has recorded at least a point in seven of his last eight contests. He has 13 goals and 36 points in 50 games in 2013-14.
Jan 19 - 10:33 AM

Brad Richards scored a goal against his former club Tuesday night to extend his point streak to six games (3 G, 4 A).

Richards’ recent streak brings his stats to just about where they were last year. It’s unlikely we’ll see this former 91-point scorer exceed 65 points this season.
Jan 14 - 10:02 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Brad Richards
3Derick Brassard
4Dominic Moore
5Brian Boyle
LW1Chris Kreider
2Carl Hagelin
3Benoit Pouliot
4Daniel Carcillo
5J.T. Miller
RW1Rick Nash
2Martin St. Louis
3Mats Zuccarello
4Derek Dorsett
5Jesper Fast
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Daniel Girardi
3Marc Staal
4Anton Stralman
5Kevin Klein
6Raphael Diaz
7John Moore
8Justin Falk
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Cameron Talbot