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Encyclopedia > Brad Richards
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
198 lb (90 kg)
NHL Team Tampa Bay Lightning
Nationality Flag of Canada Canada
Born May 2, 1980 (1980-05-02) (age 27),
Murray Harbour, PEI, CAN
NHL Draft 64th overall, 1998
Tampa Bay Lightning
Pro Career 2000 – present

Bradley Glenn Richards (born May 2, 1980 in Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 530 pixelsFull resolution (2256 × 1496 pixel, file size: 253 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The position an ice hockey player plays can be divided into three basic categories: Forwards Centre Wingers Defenceman Goaltender ... Centre or center in ice hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play is the middle of the ice, away from the side boards. ... A shot in ice hockey is an attempt by a player to score a goal by striking the puck with his stick in the direction of the net. ... Human height, or how tall people become, generally varies little between people compared to other anthropometric measures. ... Weight, in the context of human body weight measurements in the medical sciences and in sports is a measurement of mass, and is thus expressed in units of mass, such as kilograms (kg), or units of force such as pounds (lb). ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The kilogram or kilogramme (symbol: kg) is the SI base unit of mass. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... A childs first birthday party. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island Murrary Harbour is a small community in Kings County, Prince Edward Island. ... Motto: Parva Sub Ingenti (Latin: The Small Protected By The Great) Capital Charlottetown Largest city Charlottetown Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Barbara Oliver Hagerman - Premier Robert Ghiz (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 4 - Senate seats 4 Confederation July 1, 1873 (7th) Area  Ranked 13th - Total 5... Motto (Latin for From Sea to Sea) Anthem O Canada Royal anthem: God Save the Queen Capital Ottawa Largest city Toronto Official languages English, French Government Parliamentary democracy and federal constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II  -  Governor General Michaëlle Jean  -  Prime Minister Stephen Harper Establishment  -  Act of Union February... The NHL Entry Draft is a collective meeting in which the franchises of the National Hockey League systematically select the rights to available amateur players who meet the eligibility requirements to play professional hockey in the NHL. // The first NHL Amateur Draft was held on June 5, 1963 at the... The 1998 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 27th at the Marine Midland Arena in Buffalo, New York. ... The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island Murrary Harbour is a small community in Kings County, Prince Edward Island. ... Motto: Parva Sub Ingenti (Latin: The Small Protected By The Great) Capital Charlottetown Largest city Charlottetown Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Barbara Oliver Hagerman - Premier Robert Ghiz (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 4 - Senate seats 4 Confederation July 1, 1873 (7th) Area  Ranked 13th - Total 5... A professional can be either a person in a profession (certain types of skilled work requiring formal training / education) or in sports (a sportsman / sportwoman doing sports for payment). ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Centre or center in ice hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play is the middle of the ice, away from the side boards. ...

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Playing career

Richards was drafted 64th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, the same draft that produced future teammate and first overall pick, Vincent Lecavalier. He won the Conn Smythe and the Lady Byng Trophies in 2004. He also won the Stanley Cup with the Lightning in 2004. He holds the record for game winning goals in a single playoff season with 7 in 2004, overtaking Joe Sakic's record of 6 for the Avalanche in 1996. Joe Sakic was his favorite player growing up. The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida. ... The 1998 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 27th at the Marine Midland Arena in Buffalo, New York. ... Vincent Lecavalier (born April 21, 1980 in Ile Bizard, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian professional hockey player who currently plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League. ... Conn Smythe Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Conn Smythe Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player during the National Hockey Leagues Stanley Cup playoffs. ... The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, formerly known as the Lady Byng Trophy, is presented each year to the National Hockey League hockey player voted to have shown the best sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with performance in play. ... The 2003-04 NHL season was the 87th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... Joseph Steve Sakic (SA kihk[1]) (born July 7, 1969 in Burnaby, British Columbia) is a professional ice hockey center who has played his entire National Hockey League (NHL) career with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise. ... Joseph Steve Sakic (SA kihk[1]) (born July 7, 1969 in Burnaby, British Columbia) is a professional ice hockey center who has played his entire National Hockey League (NHL) career with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise. ...


Richards played in the Russian Pro Hockey League during the 2004-05 NHL lockout on a team with fellow NHL'ers Ilya Kovalchuk, Alexei Kovalev, Vincent Lecavalier, Michael Nylander, Alexei Zhitnik, Dany Heatley, and Nikolai Khabibulin. The Russian Pro Hockey League is a professional ice hockey league in Russia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... Ilya Valeryevich Kovalchuk (Russian: Илья Валерьевич Ковальчук, Ilja Valerjevič Kovalčuk; born April 15, 1983, in Tver, USSR) is a professional ice hockey player. ... Alexei Alex Kovalev (Russian:Алексей Ковалёв, Aleksei Kovaliov; born February 24, 1973, in Togliatti, U.S.S.R. [now Russia]) is a Russian professional ice hockey player in the NHL currently playing with the Montreal Canadiens as a right winger. ... Vincent Lecavalier (born April 21, 1980 in Ile Bizard, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian professional hockey player who currently plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League. ... Michael Nylander (b. ... Alexei Zhitnik (born 10 October 1972 in Kiev, U.S.S.R.) is a Ukrainian ice hockey defenseman who currently plays for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League. ... Daniel Dany James Heatley (born January 21, 1981, in Freiburg, West Germany) is a Canadian professional hockey player who currently plays for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League. ... Nikolai Ivanovich Khabibulin (Russian Николай Иванович Хабибулин, Nikolaj Ivanovič Chabibulin; born January 13, 1973 in Sverdlovsk, USSR, now Yekaterinburg, Russia), nicknamed the Bulin Wall, is a goaltender for the Chicago Blackhawks. ...


Richards played for Team Canada in the 2006 Olympics. (Redirected from 2006 Olympics) See also: 2006 Winter Paralympics The XX Olympic Winter Games will be held in Turin, Italy from February 10 to 26. ...


After the team was eliminated from the 2006 playoffs, Richards signed a 5-year contract with the Lightning worth $39 million (US).


Awards

  • 1999-00: CHL Player of the Year
  • 1999-00: CHL Leading Scorer
  • 1999-00: CHL Plus/Minus Award Winner
  • 1999-00: CHL First All-Star Team
  • 1999-00: QMJHL Michel Brière Memorial Trophy (Most Valuable Player)
  • 1999-00: QMJHL Jean Béliveau Trophy (Leading scorer)
  • 1999-00: QMJHL Plus/Minus Award Winner
  • 1999-00: QMJHL Guy Lafleur Trophy (Playoff MVP)
  • 1999-00: QMJHL First All-Star Team
  • 1999-00: Memorial Cup Stafford Memorial Trophy (MVP)
  • 1999-00: Memorial Cup All-Star Team
  • 2000-01: NHL All-Rookie Team
  • 2001-02: NHL YoungStars Game Participant
  • 2003-04: NHL Conn Smythe Trophy (Playoff MVP)
  • 2003-04: NHL Lady Byng Trophy (Most Sportsmanlike)

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Career statistics

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997-98 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 68 33 82 115 44 19 8 24 32 2
1998-99 Rimouski Oceanic QMJHL 59 39 92 131 55 11 9 12 21 6
1999-00 Rimouski Oceanic QMJHL 63 71 115 186 69 12 13 24 37 16
2000-01 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 21 41 62 14 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 20 42 62 14 -- -- -- -- --
2002-03 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 80 17 57 74 24 11 0 5 5 12
2003-04 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 26 53 79 12 23 12 14 26 4
2004-05 Aq Bars Kazan RSL 6 2 5 7 16 -- -- -- -- --
2005-06 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 23 68 91 32 5 2 6 8 4
2006-07 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 25 45 70 23 2 0 3 3 0
2007-08 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 57 21 35 56 29 0 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 547 153 341 494 147 41 14 28 42 20

The Rimouski Océanic are a junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). ... The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (French: la Ligue de hockey junior majeur du Québec, abbreviated QMJHL in English, LHJMQ in French) is one of the three Major Junior A Tier I hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... The 1998-99 QMJHL Season was the 30th season in the history of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The 1999-00 QMJHL Season was the 31st season in the history of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The 2000-01 NHL season was the 84th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... The 2001-02 NHL season was the 85th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 2002-03 NHL season was the 86th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 2003-04 NHL season was the 87th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Aq Bars Kazan (ru: Ак Барс Казань) is an ice hockey team in the Russian Superleague. ... The Russian Superleague is the highest division of the main professional ice hockey league in Russia, and is commonly considered second-best in the world after the NHL. It is part of the Russian Pro Hockey League which is composed of two divisions, the Superleague and the Vysshaya Liga (Premier... The modernized NHL shield logo was introduced for the 2005-06 season. ... The 2006-07 NHL season was the 89th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 2007-08 NHL season will be the 90th season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...

Personal

Has been best friends with Vincent Lecavalier since the age of 14, when they met at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, a boarding school with an excellent hockey program in Saskatchewan, Canada. They were roommates and soon became good friends as they were both the youngest players on their hockey team. Since then they have gone on to being teammates in the Rimouski Oceanic and Tampa Bay Lightning. Lecavalier was also responsible for suggesting to the Lightning management after they had drafted him to draft Richards. They are currently living in adjoining buildings in Tampa [citation needed]. Both also shared the same house designer for a while [citation needed]. Vincent Lecavalier (born April 21, 1980 in Ile Bizard, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian professional hockey player who currently plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League. ... Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, or Notre Dame College, is a co-ed, independent, residential high school for students in Grades 8-12 in Wilcox, Saskatchewan. ... A boarding school is a usually fee-paying school where some or all pupils not only study, but also live during term time, with their fellow students and possibly teachers. ... Wilcox is a small village in Saskatchewan, Canada. ... The Rimouski Oceanic are a junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida. ...


International play

Played for Canada in:

International statistics The Ice Hockey World Championship is an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation. ... The Ice Hockey World Championship is an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation. ... The 2004 World Cup of Hockey is the second World Cup of Hockey (WCH), an international ice hockey tournament. ... Ice hockey at the 2006 Winter Olympics was held at the Torino Palasport Olimpico and the Torino Esposizioni in Turin, Italy. ...

Year Comp   GP G A Pts PIM
2000 WJC 7 1 1 2 0
2001 WC 7 3 3 6 0
2004 WCH 6 1 3 4 0
2006 Oly 6 2 2 4 6
Senior Int'l Totals 19 6 8 14 6

The Ice Hockey World Championship is an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation. ... The Ice Hockey World Championship is an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation. ... The World Cup of Hockey is the successor to the Canada Cup ice hockey tournament. ... Neve and Gliz, the 2006 Olympics mascots, on display in Turin The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in Turin, Italy from February 10, 2006, through February 26, 2006. ...

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Preceded by
Brian Campbell
CHL Player of the Year
2000
Succeeded by
Simon Gamache
Preceded by
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
Conn Smythe Trophy Winner
2004
Succeeded by
Cam Ward
Preceded by
Alexander Mogilny
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Winner
2004
Succeeded by
Pavel Datsyuk

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ESPN Fantasy Hockey 2006: Player News Archive (5203 words)
Richards is one of the leading candidates to wear the captain's C in Tampa Bay this season, reports the Tampa Tribune.
Richards was the second-best Lightning player on the ice Sunday as his team defeated the Senators 4-3 in Game 2 of their opening-round series.
Richards is in the midst of one of the worst slumps in his professional career.
Brad Richards - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (447 words)
Bradley Glenn Richards (born May 2, 1980 in Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey center.
Richards was drafted 64th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, the same draft that produced future teammate and first overall pick, Vincent Lecavalier.
Richards played in the Russian Pro Hockey League during the 2004-05 NHL lockout on a team with fellow NHL'ers Ilya Kovalchuk, Alexei Kovalev, Vincent Lecavalier, Michael Nylander, Alexei Zhitnik, Dany Heatley, and Nikolai Khabibulin.
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