Mike Richards
Mike Richards
Center  - LAK
Number: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 196
Shoots: Left
Born: Feb 11, 1985  (Age 29)
Birthplace: Kenora, ON, Canada
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Acquired: From Philadelphia with the rights to Rob Bordson for Wayne Simmonds, Brayden Schenn and a second-round selection in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft on June 23, 2011.
Drafted: PHI / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (24th overall)
2010-11: Second on Philadelphia in assists, tied for third in points…Tied for club lead in SHG (3, tied for 10th in NHL)…Second in SHA (3, tied for 2nd in NHL) and SHP (6, tied for 5th in NHL)…Had 14 multi-point games (Flyers were 10-3-1 in those games)…Tied career high with two PPG April 5, 2011 at Ottawa…Three assists March 12, 2011 vs. Atlanta…Played in 169 straight games (Feb. 12, 2009 to Feb. 16, 2011) before missing game Feb. 18, 2011 with the flu…Four points (2-2=4), including 200th NHL assist, Jan. 20, 2011 vs. Ottawa…Four points (2-2=4) Dec. 30, 2010 at Los Angeles…Played in his 400th NHL game Dec. 5, 2009 at NY Islanders…18 points (8-10=18) in 12-game span (Oct. 26-Nov. 22, 2010)…Three points (2-1=3), including 300th NHL point, Nov. 15, 2010 vs. Ottawa…Points (2-5=7) in six straight games (Oct. 26-Nov. 6, 2010)…Three points (1-2=3) Oct. 23, 2010 vs. Toronto…PLAYOFFS: Helped Flyers advance to Eastern Conference Semifinals…Second on club in assists, tied for third in points.

2009-10: Led Philadelphia in points, second in goals (career high), tied for third in assists…Led club in PPG (13, tied for sixth in NHL, career high), PPP (31, tied for ninth in NHL) and tied for second in PPA (18)…One of five Flyers to play in all 82 regular season games…Had 12 multi-point games (Flyers were 10-2-0 in those games)…Points (3-6=9) in six straight games (Feb. 13-March 9, 2010)…Four points (1-3=4) March 2, 2010 at Tampa Bay…Recorded 100th NHL goal Feb. 1, 2010 at Calgary…Points (3-3=6) in five straight games (Jan. 3-12, 2010)…Played in 300th NHL game Dec. 30, 2009 at NY Rangers…Three points (2-1=3) Dec. 23, 2009 at Tampa Bay…Three points (2-1=3) Dec. 8, 2009 vs. NY Islanders…Three points (2-1=3) Nov. 2, 2009 vs. Tampa Bay…Points (6-2=8) in five straight games (Oct. 2-10, 2009)…Second career hat trick Oct. 6, 2009 vs. Washington…PLAYOFFS: Helped Flyers advance to Stanley Cup Finals before losing to Chicago…Second on club (fourth in NHL) in both points and assists…Three points (1-2=3) in Game 5 of the ECF vs. Montreal…Three points (1-2=3) in Game 1 of the CSF at Boston.

2008-09: Finalist for Selke Trophy…Flyers MVP (Bobby Clarke Trophy)…Led Philadelphia in assists (career high), second in points (career high), third in goals and second in plus-minus (+22, career high)…Led NHL in SHG (7, career high)…Led club in PPP (33), second in PPA (25, tied for 10th in NHL)…Had 18 multi-point games (Flyers were 13-3-2 in those games)…Three points (1-2=3) March 20, 2009 at Buffalo…Three points (1-2=3), including 200th NHL point, Feb. 21, 2009 vs. Pittsburgh…Recorded SHG three straight games (Feb. 15-21, 2009) – last player to do that was Joe Sakic in 1998…Career high five points (2-3=5) and +5 Feb. 19, 2009 vs. Buffalo…Scored third career 3-on-5 short-handed goal Feb. 15, 2009 at NY Rangers (most in NHL history)…Three points (2-1=3) Jan. 30, 2009 at Tampa Bay…Three assists Jan. 2, 2009 at Anaheim…Three points two straight games: 1-2=3 Dec. 13, 2008 vs. Pittsburgh and 1-2=3 Dec. 16, 2008 vs. Colorado…Eight game point streaks (1-8=9) Oct. 28-Nov. 15, 2008 and (7-8=15) Nov. 29-Dec. 16, 2008 (streaks were career high)…Recorded 100th NHL assist Oct. 28, 2008 at Atlanta…Career high four assists Oct. 24, 2008 at New Jersey…Named 17th captain in Flyers history Sept. 17, 2008…PLAYOFFS: Led club in assists, tied for club lead in points.

2007-08: Flyers MVP (Bobby Clarke Trophy) and recipient of Gene Hart Memorial Award (best rapport with Flyers fans)…Named an alternate captain…Led Philadelphia in points, assists and SHG (5, tied for third in NHL)…Tied for club lead in GWG (6), second in plus-minus (+14) and second in PPP (31)…Had 18 multi-point games (Flyers were 11-5-2 in those games)…Played in 200th NHL game Feb. 23, 2008 vs. Florida…Named to 2008 NHL All-Star Team (first appearance)…Three assists Jan. 8, 2008 at NY Rangers…Points (10-16=26) in 16 straight home games (Oct. 16-Dec. 27, 2007)…Three points (2-1=3) Dec. 22. 2007 vs. Buffalo…Signed to 12-year contract extension Dec. 13, 2007…Three assists, including 100th NHL point, Dec. 11, 2007 vs. Pittsburgh…Three assists Nov. 10, 2007 vs. Pittsburgh…Four points (2-2=4) Oct. 10, 2007 at Vancouver…PLAYOFFS: Helped Flyers advance to Eastern Conference Finals…Tied for first in NHL in SHG (2)…Scored first career playoff goal on penalty shot in Game 3 of CQF vs. Washington (vs. Cristobal Huet)…One of only two NHL players to score first playoff goal on penalty shot (Wayne Connolly in 1968).

2006-07: Led Philadelphia in SHG (4, tied for fifth in NHL)…Three assists Feb. 20, 2007 at Buffalo...Played in 100th NHL game Nov. 20, 2006 vs. Pittsburgh…Three assists Nov. 16, 2006 at Los Angeles.

2005-06: Tied for first among NHL rookies in SHG (3)…First career hat trick (two SHG) Feb. 8, 2006 vs. NY Islanders…Scored first goal in NHL debut Oct. 5, 2005 vs. NY Rangers.

2004-05: Finished fourth season in juniors for Kitchener (OHL) before joining Philadelphia Phantoms for the playoffs…Helped Phantoms capture Calder Cup vs. Chicago Wolves.

LAST AMATEUR CLUB: Kitchener (OHL)…OHL Second-Team All-Star in 2004-05…OHL Scholastic Team and OHL All-Star in 2003-04…Memorial Cup All-Star Team in 2003 (Kitchener won Memorial Cup). 

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Philadelphia in the first round (24th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

INTERNATIONAL PLAY:
Played for Team Canada at the following tournaments: Olympics: (2010, 7 GP, 2-3=5, gold medal)...World Championships: (2006, 9 GP, 3-2=5)…World Junior Championships: (2005, 6 GP, 1-4=5, team captain, gold medal), (2004, 6 GP, 2-3=5, tied tournament lead with +11, silver medal)…Other: (2002 U18 Eight Nations Cup, gold medal).