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Brad Richardson | Center

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/4/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 197
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Brad Richardson netted the game-winning goal for the Canucks in their 2-1 triumph over the Kings on Saturday night.
Richardson's 11th goal of the season came at 18:37 of the third period, and Vancouver's very thin playoff aspirations are still alive. If the Canucks showed this much desperation more consistently, the playoffs wouldn't be a problem, as they came back with two goals in the third after entering it down 1-0. Alexander Edler, got an assist on Richardson's goal, had the other goal. Daniel and Henrik Sedin and Zack Kassian picked up the other assists. Apr 6 - 1:02 AM

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Brad Richardson got the lone goal for the Canucks in their 5-1 loss to the Ducks on Saturday night.

Richardson has four of his 21 points over his last five games. He's never eclipsed 11 goals and 27 points in his career, so he's not worth paying attention to in fantasy leagues. Ryan Stanton and Zack Kassian picked up the helpers.
Mar 30 - 12:59 AM

Brad Richardson missed practice on Saturday because of family reasons.

Richardson is expected to be in the lineup on Sunday for the Heritage Classic. He has eight goals and 17 points in 60 games this season.
Mar 2 - 10:20 AM

Brad Richardson is slated to return Thursday from an undisclosed injury.

He sat out two games due to the ailment. Richardson has registered 17 points in 56 games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 6 - 3:56 PM

Brad Richardson won't play Monday because of an undisclosed injury.

He logged 17:22 of ice time in Vancouver's 4-3 loss to Winnipeg on Friday. Richardson has 17 points in 56 games this season.
Feb 3 - 6:16 PM

Brad Richardson scored a goal in Vancouver's 4-2 loss to Tampa Bay Wednesday night.

Brad Richardson opened the scoring in the second period, putting Vancouver on top with 8:35 left in the period. He now has eight goals and eight assists in 42 games this season. Zac Dalpe scored the other goal for the Canucks in the loss.
Jan 2 - 3:11 AM

Brad Richardson had two assists on Saturday in the Canucks 6-2 win over Boston.

Richardson played 17 minutes even on Saturday, his second most ice time of the season. He has six goals and 14 points in 34 games with a plus-five rating. He has extra value if you use the shorthanded goals category as he has two which ties him for first place in the National Hockey League.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 10:50:00 AM

Brad Richardson has been a major reason for the Vancouver Canucks' early-season success, which makes Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter a bit sick.

Sutter lauded theCanucks on how they’ve thrived under coach John Tortorella, but saved his biggest plaudits for Richardson because he never wanted to lose the versatile forward to unrestricted free agency last summer. When the Kings acquired Jeff Carter in February, 2012, it forced Richardson to play more wing than the middle and he became interchangeable. "The hardest thing for me to do was not play Richardson," Sutter said. "We had to move him to wing and it had nothing to do with Brad because I think the world of him. He played a lot of big games for us and the reason we did well the last two years was because of role players. And because of the salary cap, we couldn’t keep him." Signed to a two-year, $2.3 million contract in free agency, Richardson has been a bargain and a boon to the second-ranked penalty kill that has helped the Canucks fashion a league-leading 7-2-2 road record and 11-5-2 mark overall. He has two shorthanded goals and five altogether.
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 11:39:00 AM

Brad Richardson won eight-of-nine faceoffs on Wednesday.

It's a far cry from last season when Richardson won only 48.2 percent of faceoffs while playing for the Los Angeles Kings. He has little, if any, fantasy value.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 11:08:00 AM

Brad Richardson is projected to play between Chris Higgins and Jannik Hansen.

Coach John Tortorella may open the regular season with that combination as his third line. Richardson says it's still too early to tell what will happen though. "You don't want to read too much into it. But it was a fun day," he said. "You want to develop chemistry early. It's better to do it now than trying to figure it out during the season."
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 05:54:00 PM

The Vancouver Canucks are expected to give newly-acquired Brad Richardson every opportunity to be the team's third line center.

Although he had difficult staying in the lineup for the Kings last season the Canucks believe they have uncovered an underrated commodity. "This is a guy we wanted for some time," GM Mike Gillis said. "It still leaves us with a spot open for one of the young guys to come in and compete." Richardson acknowledged the opportunity for a key role is what attracted him to Vancouver. "Getting there and sitting down with them and seeing that role could be the third-line centre. I thought that was going to be a great fit for me." His value in fantasy leagues is likely nil.
Sat, Jul 6, 2013 09:00:00 AM

The Vancouver Canucks has signed Brad Richardson to a two-year/$2.3 million contract.

Richardson had a goal and six points in 16 games last season. He has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 04:35:00 PM

As expected, Brad Richardson was inserted into the Kings' lineup on Thursday due to the injury to Jarret Stoll.

"I thought he was nervous," Kings coach Darryl Sutter remarked. Richardson recorded an assist and three hits, but also finished the night with a minus-one rating. He logged 11:00 minutes of playing time.
Fri, May 17, 2013 11:11:00 AM

Brad Richardson has drawn into the Kings lineup in place of the injured Jarret Stoll.

Richardson played in the first game of the playoffs against the Blues but had been a healthy scratch in the last six playoff games before tonight. He had only one goal and six points in 16 games this season so do not expect a lot of scoring when he does get into the Kings lineup.
Thu, May 16, 2013 10:47:00 PM

Brad Richardson has spent the Kings' last six games in the press box.

That being said, Richardson might be inserted into the lineup on Thursday due to the injury to Jarret Stoll. "He’s an energy guy for us," Dustin Brown said of Richardson. "He’s not the biggest guy, but he always provides a spark for our lineup. He’s shown he’s a very versatile guy in the fact that he can play pretty much anywhere in our lineup and be effective. Part of this time of the year is finding depth guys that can step up at the right times. If he gets the opportunity, he needs to be ready to go."
Thu, May 16, 2013 10:46:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Henrik Sedin
2Shawn Matthias
3Brad Richardson
4Dustin Jeffrey
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Nick Bonino
3Chris Higgins
4Tom Sestito
RW1Alex Burrows
2Radim Vrbata
3Jannik Hansen
4Derek Dorsett
5Linden Vey
6Zack Kassian
D1Alexander Edler
2Kevin Bieksa
3Dan Hamhuis
4Luca Sbisa
5Chris Tanev
6Yannick Weber
7Ryan Stanton
8Frank Corrado
G1Ryan Miller
2Eddie Lack
3Jacob Markstrom