Tampa Bay Lightning
Chicago Blackhawks
Brad Richards
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BradRichards
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 199
BIRTHDATE: 05/02/1980
AGE: 34
BIRTHPLACE: Murray Hbr., PE, CAN
DRAFTED: TBL: 1998-64 overall
AWARDS:
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (1)
Conn Smythe Trophy (1)
2007-08: Scored his 150th career goal 2/20 at BUF ... Registered his third three-point game of the season with a goal and two assists 1/31 vs. VAN ... Recorded his fourth multi-goal game of the season and scored the game-winner 1/12 at FLA, also tying him for third on the all-time franchise goal list with 145 ... Recorded an assist and the game-deciding goal in the shootout after being a game-time decision 12/11 at MTL ... Scored his third multi-goal game of the season, logged a season-high 31:10 of ice time and recorded a season-high seven shots on goal 12/8 vs. NYI ... Tied his season high with three points (1-2-3) and a season-best plus-3 rating 11/16 vs. WSH ... Played in his 500th career game and had his six-game point streak snapped 10/29 at NYR ... Recorded his 450th career point and extended his point streak to six games with an assist 10/27 vs. BUF ... Extended his point streak to five games with two goals and an assist 10/25 vs. PHI (3-6-9).

2007-08 Single-Game Season Highs:
G: 2 (10/6 vs. ATL, 10/25 vs. PHI, 12/8 vs. NYI, 1/12 at FLA)br>A: 2 (10/13 at FLA, 10/24 at WSH, 11/16 vs. WSH, 1/31 vs. VAN)br>P: 3 (10/25 vs. PHI, 11/16 vs. WSH, 1/31 vs. VAN)br>TOI: 31:10 (12/8 vs. NYI)br>+/-: +3 (11/16 vs. WSH)br>SOG: 8 (1/15 vs. COL)br>
2007-08 Lightning Record When:
He Scores a Goal: 7-5-2
He Records an Assist: 14-10-4
He has a Multi-Goal Game: 3-0-1
He has a Multi-Point Game: 6-3-1

Career vs. MIN: 7 GP, 3-3-6, 0 PIM
2007-08 vs. MIN: No Games Played

Shootout Statistics:
Career: 13-24 (.542)br>2007-08: 2-3 (.667)
2006-07 SEASON
Finished the season with 25 goals, 1 shy of his career-high (26, 2003-04) … Ranked 2nd in the NHL among forwards in average ice time (24:06), also a career high … Was 2nd on the team in face-off percentage among players with more than 125 draws taken (51.4%) … Ranked 3rd on the team in power play points (33) … Scored a career-high 12 power play goals … Recorded his 300th career assist 3/7 at EDM … Played in his 475th career game, tying him with Rob Zamuner for 3rd on the franchise list 3/3 at FLA … Logged a season high 31:06 of ice time 3/1 at WSH … Was named the NHL’s 3rd Star of the Week on 2/26 after being tied for the league lead with 9 points in 4 games (2-7-9) … Tied a career high with 4 points and 3 assists 2/25 vs. PIT … Played in his 450th career game 1/5 at COL … Tied his career high with his 7th PPG of the season 12/30 vs. MTL … Recorded his 400th career point with an assist 12/28 vs. PHI.

2007 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS

Played in all 6 games of the ECQF vs. NJ … Was tied for the team lead with 5 assists and 8 points … Led the team in PPG with 2 and was 4th in time on ice 25:39 … Tied the franchise record for most assists by a center in a series with 5 … Tied the Lightning record for most goals in a period with 2 in Game 6 vs. NJ.

CAREER
2005-06: Established personal bests with 68 assists and 91 points in 2005-06 ... Scored his 28th career power play goal to tie Chris Gratton for 7th on the all-time Lightning list 4/15 vs. CAR ... Set a franchise and personal best with an assist in 10 consecutive games from 3/17-4/6/06 (2-16-18), surpassing Martin St. Louis who had an 8-game assist streak from 1/19-2/2/04 ... Set a new personal best for points in a season with 80 3/30 vs. ATL ... Recorded 2 assists, his 56th and 57th of the season, to tie the Lightning record for assists in a season (Prospal, Richards - 2002-03) ... Recorded his 5th 3-assist game of the season, matching a career best 3/23 vs. WSH ... Recorded his 50th and 51st assists of the season for his 3rd consecutive 50-assist season 3/19 vs. NYI ... Scored his 20th goal of the season for his 2nd consecutive 20-goal season and added an assist 3/17 vs. PHI ... Recorded a personal best 4-point game with a goal and 3 assists 3/9 @ BUF … Scored 2 goals, 1 shorthanded and 1 on the power play, and tied Marc Bureau for 6th on the franchise SHG list with 4 2/4 vs. WSH ... Scored his 100th career goal to become the 5th player in Lightning history to hit the century mark 1/31 vs. TOR ... Recorded a 10-game point streak 11/10-11/30/05 (4-8-12) ... Had a goal and an assist to tie and surpass Brian Bradley on the all-time Lightning points list (300, 301) 11/20 at CAR ... Scored 2 goals and surpassed Chris Gratton for 5th on the Lightning's all-time Lightning goals list (89) 11/1 vs. ATL … 2006 Playoffs: Recorded at least a point in all 5 games of the ECQF (3-5-8) … Tied a post-season career high with 3 points (1-2-3) in Game 2 at OTT … Registered 2 multi-point games (Games 2 and 4) in 5 games … Tied the Lightning playoff record for most assists in a series with 5 … Tied the franchise post-season record for points in a period with a goal and an assist in Game 4 vs. OTT … Tied the Tampa Bay playoff record for most points in a game with 3 (1-2-3) in Game 2 at OTT … 2006 Olympics: Had 2 goals and 2 assists in 6 games for Canada ... Ranked 1st on the team in points and was tied for the lead in goals.  2004-05: Played in 6 games with Ak Bars Kazan in the Russia prior to suffering a sports hernia … Scored 2 goals and 5 assists with 16 PIM while in Kazan.  2003-04: Scored 1 goal (shorthanded) and dished out 3 helpers in the World Cup of Hockey while earning a plus-2 rating and a World Cup title with Canada … Set career highs in goals, points, plus/minus, SHG and GWG … Finished 3rd on the Lightning in points and assists while ending the season 4th in goals … Was tied for 2nd on the team with 6 GWGs and 1st in shots with 244 … Finished 5th on the Lightning in average time on ice (2nd among forwards) with 20:25 of ice time per game … Played 80 games or more for the 4th straight season and played in all 82 games for the 3rd time in his career … Had 7 3-point games in 2003-04 … Had a goal and an assist 3/27 vs. WSH to surpass Brian Bradley for 1st in all-time Lightning assists with 190 ... Recorded his 49th assist of the season 3/20 @ BOS tying Brian Bradley for most career Lightning assists with 189 ... Had a 7-game assist streak from 2/17-2/28/04 (9a) good for 2nd longest in team history …Had a career best 12-game point streak 2/17-3/8/04 (6g-14a), 3rd longest in Lightning history … Had 2 goals, including his 1st career shorthanded goal, (19, 20) and an assist for his 6th 3-point game of the season 2/26 vs. TOR and tied Alex Selivanov for 7th in all-time Lightning goals with 78 ... Recorded his 200th career point 10/10 vs. BOS. 2004 Playoffs: Was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP … Won the Lady Byng trophy for sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct … Set a new Lightning record for points in a post-season with 26 … Established a new Lightning record for most goals in a post-season with 12 (also established by Ruslan Fedotenko) … Set a new franchise record for most PPGs in a post-season with 7 … Recorded 9 points in the SCF vs. CGY tying the franchise record for most points in a series … Led the team in ice time during the playoffs, averaging 23:28 per game … Scored 2 goals (11, 12) and added an assist on the GWG in Game 6 vs. CGY ... Scored his 10th goal of the playoffs, his 7th GWG of the post-season setting a new NHL record for most GWG in a playoffs in Game 4 @ CGY ... Scored his 6th GWG of the playoffs to tie the playoff record for most GWGs in a playoffs and had an assist in Game 2 vs. CGY … Set a new Lightning record for shots in a playoff game with 8 5/22 vs. PHI, for most shots in a series with 28 in the SCF vs. CGY and for most in a postseason with 88 … Registered a 5-game point streak 5/18-5/27/04, 3g-5a ... Scored 2 goals (7, 8), both on the power play in the 2nd period including his 5th GWG of the playoffs, in Game 5 vs. PHI ... Had a 3-game goal scoring streak (4/27-5/8, 4G) … Netted his 4th goal of the playoffs, his 2nd straight game with the winning goal, in Game 4 4/29 @ MTL ... Scored 2 goals, including the overtime winner (fastest in franchise history), in Game 3 4/27 @ MTL  … Had a goal and 2 assists for 3 points tying the Lightning playoff record for points in a game (Martin St. Louis, 4/15/03 @ WSH) and tying his best for assists in a playoff game (4/28/03 vs. NJ) 4/12 vs. the Islanders.  2002-03:  Led team in shots on goal ... Tied for team lead in assists … 3rd on team in points and average ice time (19:56) ... 57 assists tied franchise single season record (with Vaclav Prospal, former mark was 56 by Brian Bradley in 1995-96) ... Reached the 60-point mark for the 3rd consecutive season (only player in team history to post three consecutive 60-point seasons) ... Finished the season ranked tied for 1st in the NHL in power-play assists (34), tied for 4th in assists, 6th in power-play points (38), tied for 12th in shots on goal, and 24th in points ... Assisted on Dave Andreychuk’s 249th career power-play goal (to tie Phil Esposito’s NHL career record) 11/11 vs. PHX ... Received 1st assist on Dave Andreychuk’s 250th career power-play goal (to break Phil Esposito’s NHL career record) 11/15 vs. SJ ... Registered 100th career assist with 2nd helper vs. VAN ... 6th player in franchise history to record 100 career assists.  2003 Playoffs: Made his NHL playoff debut, appearing in all 11 games and recording 5 assists and 12 PIM … Tied Martin St. Louis for 2nd on the team in assists behind Dan Boyle (7) … Recorded 1st career playoff point with assist in Game 2 vs. WSH on 4/12.  2001-02: T-9th in the NHL in post-Olympic scoring (26 points in 24 games) ... 1 of 3 Lightning players to appear in all 82 games ... Led team in points (62), assists (42) and shots on goal (251) ... Tied for 2nd on team in goals (20) ... Led team forwards - 5th overall - in average ice time (19:47) ... Registered 3 consecutive multi-point games from 3/1-3/6 (3-4-7) ... Recorded 5-game assist scoring streak from 3/10-3/18 (7 assists) ... With assist 3/28 at MTL, became 2nd player in team history (Brian Bradley) to post back-to-back 40-assist seasons … With assist 4/4 vs. PIT became 2nd player in team history (Brian Bradley) to record back-to-back 60-point seasons. 2000-01: Appeared in 7 games for Team Canada at the 2001 World Championships, scoring 3-3-6 … Tied for team lead with 6 points … 2nd on Team Canada with +6 rating and tied for 2nd with 3 assists … Named NHL’s Rookie of the Month for October 2000 … Only Lightning player to appear in all 82 games … Led NHL rookies in goals (21), assists (41) and points (62) … Set Lightning rookie records for goals, assists and points … Led team in points and assists … 2nd on team with 179 shots on goal … Tied for 2nd on team in power-play goals (7) … 3rd on team with 21 goals … Tied for 3rd on team with 3 game-winning goals … Was the 2nd-youngest player in the NHL to lead his team in scoring (20 yrs, 9 mos.) … Recorded 1st career points with a goal and an assist vs. VAN (10/8/00) … Notched career-high 3 assists - all on the PP - vs. ATL (10/15/00) … Had 7-game scoring streak (2-8-10) from 1/29-2/13/01 - tied for the longest by an NHL rookie in 2000-01 … Set Lightning rookie record with 16th goal 2/6/01 vs. MIN … Set Lightning rookie record with 44th point (an assist) 2/8/01 at STL … Set Lightning rookie record with 30th assist 2/13/01 vs. PHX … … Only NHL rookie to post 2 scoring streaks of 5+ games in 2000-01.

JUNIOR CAREER
Played three seasons for Rimouski of the QMJHL, recording 143 goals and 289 assists for 432 points in 190 games Also recorded 30 goals and 60 assists for 90 points in 42 playoff games. 1999-2000: Captured the Memorial Cup with Rimouski and was named Canadian Hockey League Player of the Year, QMJHL League Most Valuable Player, QMJHL Playoff MVP and Memorial Cup Tournament MVP Also captured the CHL's Top Scorer and Best Plus/Minus Awards and the QMJHL's Offensive Player of the Year honors Was named to the CHL and QMJHL First All-Star Teams and the Memorial Cup Tournament All-Star Team Was named QMJHL Player of the Month in October, January and February In 63 games with Rimouski, led the CHL in goals (71), assists (115) and points (186) Recorded the highest QMJHL point total since Yanic Perrault of Trois-Rivieres in 1990-91 In 12 playoff games, led the QMJHL and CHL in playoff assists (24) and playoff points (37) and led the QMJHL in playoff goals (13) Tied for 1st in Memorial Cup Scoring with 10 points (4-6-10) in 4 games Appeared in the World Junior Championships with Team Canada, tallying a 1-1-2 in 7 games. 1998-99: Ranked 3rd in the QMJHL in assists (92) and 4th in points (131) Finished 1st on the team in assists, points and 2nd in goals (39) In 9 games, led theteam in playoff assists (12), points (21) and tied for 1st in goals (9). 1997-98: His 1st season of major-junior hockey, tied Vincent Lecavalier for 1st on the team and 5th in the league in points (115) Also ranked 1st on the team in assists (82).

PERSONAL
Brad is single and spends his off-seasons back home in Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island Lists his most memorable hockey moments as his 1st NHL Game (Opening Night 2000-01 vs. NYI) and winning the 2004 Stanley Cup with the Lightning Has purchased a suite at the St. Pete Times Forum that will be donated to local cancer patients and charities throughout the Lightning season through a program called Richy's Rascals.

NHL AND LIGHTNING FIRSTS

Game:     10/6/00 vs. NYI
Goal:     10/8/00 vs. VAN (Potvin)
Assist: 10/8/00 vs. VAN

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Goals
Game:        2 (9 times, last – 1/18/07 at NJD)
Season:        26 (2003-04)
Multi-Goal Games:         9
    In 2006-07:     2 (last – 1/18/07 at NJD)
Hat Tricks:        0
Streak:        4 (12/7-12/14/06, 4g)
    In 2006-07:     4 (12/7-12/14/06, 4g)

Assists
Game:        3 (12 times, last – 2/25/07 vs. PIT)
Season:        68 (2005-06)
Streak:        10 (3/17-4/6/06, 16a)
    In 2006-07:     8 (2/11-2/25/07, 12a)

Points
Game:        4 (2 times, last – 2/25/07 vs. PIT, 1g-3a)
Season:        91 (2005-06)
Multi-Point Games:    101
    In 2006-07:     17 (last – 3/20/07 vs. NYI, 0g-2a)
Streak:        12 (2/17-3/8/04, 6g-14a)
    In 2006-07:     9 (2/11-2/27/07, 4g, 12a)

Games Played Streak:    282 (1/20/03-4/7/07)
Most PIM in a Game:    14 (2/28/06 vs. FLA)
Most Shots in a Game:    12 (3/7/03 vs. COL)