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Brad Richards

Born:May 2, 1980Draft:1998 Lightning 64th Overall
Hometown:Murray Harbour, Prince Edward IslandPosition:C
Known For:Conn Smythe WinnerShoots:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Retired

Bradley Glen Richards (born May 2, 1980) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey center. Richards was drafted in the third round, 64th overall, by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft and played for the Lightning, New York RangersDallas StarsChicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings during his National Hockey League (NHL) career.

Richards is a two-time Stanley Cup champion, having won in 2004 with the Lightning, where he was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player during the playoffs. He also won in 2015 as a member of the Blackhawks.

Brad Richards Tampa Bay Lightning
Brad Richards, Tampa Bay Lightning (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images)

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  • IIHF U20 World Juniors Bronze Medal (2000)
  • IIHF World Cup of Hockey Gold Medal (2004)
  • NHL All-Rookie Team (2001)
  • NHL Young Stars Game (2002)
  • Conn Smythe Trophy Winner (2004)
  • Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Winner (2004)
  • NHL All-Star Game (2011)
  • Stanley Cup Champion (2004, 2015)