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Brad Richardson
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Born February 4, 1985 (1985-02-04) (age 32)
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 178 lb (81 kg; 12 st 10 lb)
Position Centre / Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Vancouver Canucks
Colorado Avalanche
Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft 163rd overall, 2003
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 2005–present

Brad Richardson (born Bradley Richardson on February 4, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey Centre who currently plays for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Brad is known as a two way player who can contribute on the penalty kill and provide sound defensive play.

Playing CareerEdit

Brad grew up in Belleville, Ontario playing minor hockey for the AA Belleville Bobcats and eventually for the AAA Quinte Red Devils of the OMHA. After a strong season in Bantam, Richardson was the 1st round choice (10th overall) in the 2001 OHL Priority Selection by the Owen Sound Attack.

Brad was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He was the chosen 163rd overall in the 5th round from the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League.

Brad played his first professional season in the 2005–06 season, splitting the year between the Lowell Lock Monsters of the AHL and making his debut in the NHL with the Avalanche.

His best year with the Avalanche came in the 2006–07 season, playing in a career high 73 games, recording 14 goals and 22 points.

On June 21, 2008, Brad was traded from the Avalanche to the Los Angeles Kings for a second round pick (Peter Delmas).

On September 15, 2008, Brad signed with the Kings for two years and $1.175 million. He achieved his first career hat trick on October 23, 2010 against his old team, the Colorado Avalanche, in a 6-4 Kings victory.

On July 12, 2011, Brad re-signed on a two-year contract extension worth 2.35 million with the Kings.

In the 2011–12 season (in a utility role), Brad played in 58 regular season games for 9 points before capturing the Stanley Cup with the Kings whilst featuring in 13 post-season games.

On July 5, 2013, Brad signed as a free agent to a two-year contract worth 1.15 million per year with the Vancouver Canucks.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Quinte Red Devils OMHA 44 31 32 63 38
2001–02 Owen Sound Attack OHL 58 12 21 33 20
2002–03 Owen Sound Attack OHL 67 27 40 67 54 4 1 1 2 10
2003–04 Owen Sound Attack OHL 15 7 9 16 4
2004–05 Owen Sound Attack OHL 68 41 56 97 60 8 6 4 10 8
2005–06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 29 4 13 17 20
2005–06 Colorado Avalanche NHL 41 3 10 13 12 9 1 0 1 6
2006–07 Colorado Avalanche NHL 73 14 8 22 28
2006–07 Albany River Rats AHL 3 0 1 1 2
2007–08 Colorado Avalanche NHL 22 2 3 5 8
2007–08 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 38 14 26 40 18
2008–09 Los Angeles Kings NHL 31 0 5 5 11
2008–09 Manchester Monarchs AHL 3 1 2 3 0
2009–10 Los Angeles Kings NHL 81 11 16 27 37 6 1 1 2 2
2010–11 Los Angeles Kings NHL 68 7 12 19 47 6 2 3 5 2
2011–12 Los Angeles Kings NHL 59 5 3 8 30 13 1 0 1 4
2012–13 Los Angeles Kings NHL 16 1 5 6 10 11 0 1 1 0
NHL totals 391 43 62 105 183 45 5 5 10 14

Awards & AchievementsEdit

Award Year
Ontario Hockey League
Third All-Star Team 2004–05

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