Mike Richards a.k.a. "Michael Richards"

Player Facts
  • Position
    C
  • Height
    5'11" / 180 cm
  • Weight
    196 lbs / 89 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Status
    Retired

Brother: Matt Richards
Cousin: Jeff Richards

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2000-01 Kenora Stars MMHL 85 76 73 149 20 |
2001-02 Kitchener Rangers OHL 65 20 38 58 52 10 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1 6 -1
Canada Ontario U17 WHC-17 6 2 6 8 0 |
2002-03 Kitchener Rangers OHL 67 37 50 87 99 35 | Playoffs 21 9 18 27 24 19
2003-04 Kitchener Rangers “C” OHL 58 36 59 89 82 21 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 0
Canada U20 WJC-20 6 2 3 5 2 11 |
2004-05 Kitchener Rangers “C” OHL 43 22 36 58 75 9 | Playoffs 15 11 17 28 36 10
Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 14 7 8 15 28 8
Canada U20 “C” WJC-20 6 1 4 5 2 6 |
2005-06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 79 11 23 34 65 6 | Playoffs 6 0 1 1 0 -5
Canada WC 9 3 2 5 10 1 |
2006-07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 59 10 22 32 52 -12 |
2007-08 Philadelphia Flyers “A” NHL 73 28 47 75 76 14 | Playoffs 17 7 7 14 10 0
2008-09 Philadelphia Flyers “C” NHL 79 30 50 80 63 22 | Playoffs 6 1 4 5 6 -4
2009-10 Philadelphia Flyers “C” NHL 82 31 31 62 79 -2 | Playoffs 23 7 16 23 18 -1
Canada OG 7 2 3 5 0 5 |
2010-11 Philadelphia Flyers “C” NHL 81 23 43 66 62 11 | Playoffs 11 1 6 7 15 -1
2011-12 Los Angeles Kings NHL 74 18 26 44 71 3 | Playoffs 20 4 11 15 17 1
2012-13 Los Angeles Kings “A” NHL 48 12 20 32 42 -8 | Playoffs 15 3 9 12 8 5
2013-14 Los Angeles Kings “A” NHL 82 11 30 41 28 -6 | Playoffs 26 3 7 10 17 -6
2014-15 Los Angeles Kings NHL 53 5 11 16 39 -10 |
Manchester Monarchs AHL 16 3 11 14 4 6 |
2015-16 Washington Capitals NHL 39 2 3 5 8 -2 | Playoffs 12 0 0 0 4 0
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2002-03 Kitchener Rangers M-Cup 4 2 3 5 8 |
Canada U18 Nations Cup 5 3 3 6 2 |
2003-04 OHL All-Stars CHL Challenge 2 1 1 2 0 |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 16 3 11 14 0.88 4 6 | 14 7 8 15 1.07 28 8
CHL Challenge 2 1 1 2 1.00 0 0 |
M-Cup 4 2 3 5 1.25 8 0 |
MMHL 85 76 73 149 1.75 20 0 |
Nations Cup 5 3 3 6 1.20 2 0 |
NHL 749 181 306 487 0.65 585 16 | 136 26 61 87 0.64 95 -11
OG 7 2 3 5 0.71 0 5 |
OHL 233 115 183 292 1.25 308 75 | 41 20 36 56 1.37 66 28
WC 9 3 2 5 0.56 10 1 |
WHC-17 6 2 6 8 1.33 0 0 |
WJC-20 12 3 7 10 0.83 4 17 |
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
01/06/2016
01/06/2016 Confirmed No team Washington Capitals
06/29/2015
06/29/2015 Confirmed Los Angeles Kings Unknown
06/23/2011
06/23/2011 Confirmed Philadelphia Flyers Los Angeles Kings
Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2001, 1 #4 overall by Kitchener Rangers in the OHL Priority Selection

Cult/Star player for Kenora Stars

Cult/Star player for Kitchener Rangers

Cult/Star player for Philadelphia Flyers

Career transactions
- 2015-06-29 • Released by the Los Angeles Kings
- 2011-06-23 • Traded to the Los Angeles Kings with Rob Bordson for Wayne Simmonds, Brayden Schenn & a 2012 2nd round pick
- 2007-12-13 • Signed to a 12-year contract extension by the Philadelphia Flyers
- 2005-07-27 • Signed to a three-year, entry-level contract by the Philadelphia Flyers
- 2005-05-03 • Signed by the Philadelphia Phantoms

Other memorable dates
- 2010-02-01 • Scored 100th career NHL goal (at Calgary vs Miikka Kiprusoff)
- 2009-02-15 • Became first ever NHLer to register three career 3-on-5 shorthanded goals
- 2008-09-17 • Named 17th Captain in franchise history by the Philadelphia Flyers
- 2006-02-08 • Scored first NHL hat-trick
- 2005-10-05 • Scored first NHL goal (vs New York Rangers vs Kevin Weekes)
- 2005-10-05 • Made NHL debut (vs New York Rangers)