|BIRTHPLACE:||Belleville, ON, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||COL: 2003-163 overall|
Assists: 1 (5x: Last, 3-31 vs. DAL)
Points: 1 (5x: Last, 3-31 vs. DAL)
+/-: Plus-1 (4x: Last, 3-31 vs. DAL)
TOI: 14:01 (2-7 at NJ)
Shots: 4 (2-5 at WSH)
PIM: 5 (10-24 at STL)
THIS SEASON: Activated from injured reserve Jan. 23 after missing 22 games...Placed on injured reserve with foot injury on Dec. 16 (retroactive to Dec. 3)...Recorded first point as a King with an assist Oct. 25 at Nashville.
|2008-09: Recorded five points (all assists) and 11 penalty minutes in 31 games with the Kings and three points (1-2=3) and zero penalty minutes in three games with Manchester (AHL) on a conditioning assignment…Activated from injured reserve Jan. 23, 2009 after missing 22 games...Placed on injured reserve with foot injury on Dec. 16, 2008 (retroactive to Dec. 3, 2008)...Recorded first point as a King with an assist Oct. 25, 2008 at Nashville.
2007-08: Recorded five points (2-3=5) and eight penalty minutes in 22 games with Colorado…Was recalled from the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL) three times during the season…Recorded 40 points (14-26=40) and 18 penalty minutes in 38 games for Lake Erie…His 40 points ranked fourth on Lake Erie, while his 26 assists tied for third on the team...Averaged 1.05 points per game, which led Lake Erie…His 20 power-play points tied for second on the club…Had five three-point games, one four-point game and one five-point performance with the Monsters…Notched hat trick and recorded five points (3-2=5) March 29, 2008 at Syracuse...Had 16 points (3-13=16) in a nine-game stretch with Lake Erie (March 2 to March 20, 2008)…Missed entire preseason and first 14 games of the regular season due to a wrist injury.
2006-07: Recorded career-high 22 points (14-8=22) and 28 penalty minutes with Colorado…11 of his 14 goals and 19 of his 22 points came on the road…Led Colorado with three short-handed goals…Became the first Avalanche player to score three short-handed goals in a single season since Joe Sakic in 2000-01 (also three)…Ranked first among Colorado forwards in short-handed average time-on-ice (2:53 per game)…Appeared in Colorado’s final 27 contests...Scored first career overtime goal March 4, 2007 at Detroit…Recorded career-high three points (all assists) Dec. 19, 2006 at Edmonton…Recorded first career multi-goal game Oct. 5, 2006 at Minnesota…Also recorded one point (0-1=1) and two penalty minutes in three games for the Avalanche’s AHL affiliate the Albany River Rats.
2005-06: Recorded 13 points (3-10=13) and 12 penalty minutes in 41 regular season games with Colorado…Appeared in 37 of Colorado’s final 39 regular season contests…Scored first career NHL goal Jan. 28, 2006 vs. Vancouver…Added an assist in the same game to record first-ever multi-point game (1-1=2)…Recorded first career NHL point with an assist Jan. 9, 2006 vs. St. Louis...Made NHL debut Nov. 27, 2005 vs. Vancouver…Recorded 17 points (4-13=17) and 20 penalty minutes in 29 regular season games for the Avalanche’s AHL affiliate the Lowell Lock Monsters…Appeared in all nine playoff games for Colorado, recording one goal and six penalty minutes…Played first career NHL playoff game in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals April 22, 2006 at Dallas…Collected first NHL playoff goal April 28, 2006 vs. Dallas.
2004-05: Recorded 97 points (41-56=97) and 60 penalty minutes in his final year of juniors for Owen Sound (OHL)…His 97 points was third in the OHL, while his 41 goals was tied for third and 56 assists were sixth in the league…His nine game-winning goals was second in the OHL…Was runner-up for OHL’s Most Outstanding Player Award…Won the Jerry Reid Memorial Award as Owen Sound’s Team MVP…Named a Third Team OHL All-Star…Also appeared in eight playoff games for Owen Sound, recording a team-leading 10 points (6-4=10) and eight penalty minutes.
LAST AMATEUR CLUB: Owen Sound, OHL…Named Owen Sound’s Team MVP in 2001-02, 2002-03 and 2004-05…Named Owen Sound’s Rookie of the Year in 2001-02…Named OHL Third-Team All-Star in 2004-05.
TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Colorado in the fifth round (163rd overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
PERSONAL: Nickname: Richie…Off-season home: Belleville, Ontario…Favorite movie: Dumb & Dumber…Favorite TV show: Curb Your Enthusiasm…Favorite actor: Leonardo DiCaprio…Favorite band: George Strait…Favorite NHL city, other than Los Angeles: New York City…Favorite magazine: any music biography…Favorite sport other than hockey: golf…Favorite hockey moment: first NHL game…Favorite pro athlete: Tiger Woods…Favorite hockey player growing up: Wayne Gretzky…Favorite road arena: Xcel Energy Center…Favorite food: sushi…Favorite holiday: Christmas…Favorite vacation spot: anywhere warm…Superstitions: put left skate on first…First job: pool boy…Wears jersey number because: wore it all his life…Charities: supports Children’s Aid Society Belleville…Helps the environment by: recycling…If not a hockey player he would be: golfer…Miscellaneous: loves learning water sports.