RotoWire Partners

Brad Richards

34-Year-Old Center – Chicago Blackhawks

2014-15 NHL Stats

G

6

A

12

PP Pts

4

+/-

10

PIM

4

2014-15 NHL Projections

G

A

PP Pts

+/-

PIM

2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Could Richie be the answer as the Blackhawks' second-line center? Richards was bought out by the Rangers after the season and promptly signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Hawks. Sure, that's an easy decision when he’ll still make $51 million off his Rangers deal....

Read more about Brad Richards

SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 199   DOB: 5/2/1980   BORN: Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd, #64 Overall in 1998   Show ContractHide Contract

$

Brad Richards Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Blackhawks in July 2014.

December 4, 2014  –  Brad Richards News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Richards notched an assist Wednesday night against the Blues, stretching his point streak to three games, in which he's accumulated three goals and two assists.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Brad Richards – simply subscribe now.

Brad Richards NHL Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats       Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 25 82 23 68 91 0 32 282 8.2 0 4 7 0 7
2006-07 26 82 25 45 70 -19 23 272 9.2 3 1 12 0 12
2007-08 27 74 20 42 62 -27 15 249 8.0 4 2 9 0 9
2008-09 28 56 16 32 48 -4 6 180 8.9 2 0 20:29 5 13 18 4:05 11 22
2009-10 29 80 24 67 91 -12 14 284 8.5 2 0 20:52 13 27 40 5:04 16 22
2010-11 30 NHL DAL 72 28 49 77 1 24 272 10.3 3 0 21:43 7 22 29 5:20 20 22
2011-12 31 NHL NYR 82 25 41 66 -1 22 229 10.9 9 0 20:16 7 17 24 5:18 51 49
2012-13 32 NHL NYR 46 11 23 34 8 14 110 10.0 1 0 18:49 3 6 9 4:06 25 43
2013-14 33 NHL NYR 82 20 31 51 -8 18 259 7.7 2 0 18:41 5 14 19 5:06 24 43
2014-15 34 NHL CHI 32 6 12 18 10 4 80 7.5 1 0 14:22 1 3 4 2:11 9 11
2014-15 Proj 34 NHL CHI 82 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Brad Richards

Age is determined on October 1st of each season.

No Yes

Brad Richards – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

#2 Center

Time On Ice Stats

14:22

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Brad Richards was on the ice for 14:22.

2:11

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Brad Richards was on the ice for 2:11 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 18:49 4:06
2013-14 18:41 5:06
2014-15 14:22 2:11

Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Brad Richards

<a href='/hockey/showArticle.htm?id=22126'>Frozen Fantasy: Brand-New Superstars</a>

Frozen Fantasy: Brand-New Superstars

Mike Santorelli is one of the hottest Leafs going right now, but you wouldn't know it based on his slight ownership in fantasy leagues.

More Brad Richards Articles   View Last 30

NHL Barometer: The King Is Tired  

NHL Schedule Analysis: Monthly Outlooks  

NHL Barometer: Not So Defensive  

The Waiver Wire: Bozak Attack  

Brad Richards 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 16 MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 17:50 2:11
Dec 14 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:21 0:00
Dec 13 at NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 15:33 0:50
Dec 11 at BOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:22 0:54
Dec 9 at NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:27 2:33
Dec 6 at NSH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 14:46 1:26
Dec 5 MON 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 14:53 1:34
Dec 3 STL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 13:28 1:12
Nov 29 at LA 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 40.0 1 1 19:04 1:09
Nov 28 at ANH 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 0 0 15:35 4:23
Nov 26 at COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 12:46 3:14
Nov 23 at VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:39 2:46
Nov 22 at EDM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:26 4:14
Nov 20 at CGY 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 13:25 1:30
Nov 16 DAL 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 18:20 2:31
Nov 14 at DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 13:03 0:39
Nov 11 TB 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 11:50 4:54
Nov 9 SJ 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 11:05 1:02
Nov 7 WAS 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 0 0 12:52 2:32
Nov 4 at MON 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 1 11:22 1:02
Nov 2 WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 11:05 1:38
Nov 1 at TOR 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 16:06 3:23
Oct 30 at OTT 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 10:30 2:15
Oct 28 ANH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 13:52 1:29
Oct 26 OTT 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 0 12:58 4:33
View Brad Richards's Full Game Log
Oct 25 at STL 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 11:16 1:05
Oct 23 at NSH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 11:42 0:00
Oct 21 PHI 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 15:49 0:50
Oct 18 NSH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 12:06 3:33
Oct 15 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 13:57 5:56
Oct 11 BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 14:25 2:35
Oct 9 at DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 14:38 2:01

Brad Richards: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Richards scored two goals, including the game-winner, in a 4-1 win over the Kings on Saturday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Richards scored his fourth goal of the season and added an assist in Friday's win over Anaheim.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Richards picked up two assists and had five shots on goal in his 1,000th NHL game Sunday against Dallas.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Richards tallied his first goal of the season in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Maple Leafs.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Richards registered an assist Tuesday in a 4-0 win over the Flyers, giving him his first point as a member of the Blackhawks.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Richards is expected to start the season as the Blackhawks’ third line center, CSN Chicago reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Richards has been quarterbacking the Blackhawks' second power-play unit the last two days of practice, CSN Chicago reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Richards signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Blackhawks on Tuesday, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
The Islanders have been in touch with Richards, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Richards' contract has been bought out by the Rangers, ESPN reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Richards did not officially address the media on the team breakup day, reports Andrew Gross of The Record.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Richards notched a power-play assist on Chris Kreider's second-period goal in Friday's season-ending Game 5 loss to the Kings, his first point in six games this postseason and just his third assist since the end of the first round.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 outlook.

2013-14

Forgetting the media frenzy around the 33-year-old's disappointing season, the veteran center still mustered 11 goals (34 points) and a plus-8 in 46 regular season games, good for third in team scoring. Nonetheless, having spent most of the lockout shortened season in John Tortorella's doghouse, no one is happier to see new head coach Alain Vigneault than Brad Richards. Richards' new personal trainer, the highly regarded Ben Prentiss of Integrated Exercise Therapy (who also trains Martin St. Louis, Max Pacioretty and Jonathon Quick) sees reason for optimism. Prentiss was quoted as saying, 'Richards has changed his diet and has been highly motivated this summer. The Rangers were wise not to buy him out because he expects Richards to have a big season.' It's entirely possible Richards will slip into the middle rounds of your draft. If so, he could provide you with tier 1 scoring at a tier 2 price. Although, most owners are expecting a low-risk, high reward circumstance, so the draft results are likely to vary depending on your format.

2012-13

Last season's huge free-agent acquisition had an up-and-down first year in New York, but he managed to piece together a solid season with 25 goals and 41 assists. The 32-year-old shoud feel more comfortable as he enters his second year with the Rangers and will likely improve upon last season's totals as he likely will center a line with newcomer, Rick Nash. Richards was probably taken a little too high in fantasy drafts last year, but savvy owners should be able to parlay his shaky 2011-12 season into solid value in their 2012-13 drafts.

2011-12

Richards averaged 71 points over the span of a decade between Tampa Bay and most recently, Dallas. Now, he's in the big market of New York, and all signs point to his continued high level of production. Richards fills a clear need as the No. 1 center and finds himself in an ideal situation with sniper Marian Gaborik on his side. The only cautionary measure to consider with Richards is that he's had concussion issues before. However, he's had no recent problems and should be targeted early on in fantasy drafts.

2010-11

Richards racked up 91 points (24G, 67A), including massive totals (13G, 27A) on the power play. He recorded big minutes as Dallas' No. 1 center, increasing his ice time as the season wore on with the struggles from Mike Ribeiro. He's a liability in his own end, so knock off a bit of value if your league rewards plus/minus and/or penalty minutes, but he's an elite fantasy scorer when healthy, and should enjoy another productive season on Dallas' top line.

2009-10

A pair of wrist injuries ended Richards' season way too early, but he was productive (16 G, 48 points in 56 games) when healthy. He gives Dallas excellent scoring depth down the middle with Mike Ribeiro, and will be a fixture on Dallas' top power play unit. There's a big season here, approacing his halycon days with Tampa Bay.

2008-09

Richards started to re-emerge after being dealt to Dallas, though finding him a pair of scoring wingers remains a priority. Mike Modano may be shifted to a wing to play alongside Richards, but Richards' ample power play time should result in a return to form no matter his linemates. He's a good bet to approach 80 points.

2007-08

Richards took one for the team last season and didn't complain. Coach John Tortorella moved Marty St. Louis up to Vinny Lecavalier's line and both of those men had career years. Richards, on the other hand, carried the weight of his massive new contract like a concrete block around his neck and he ended up with the first big step backwards of his career. He'll rebound this year but his production will be limited by the lead weights who skate on his wings. The Bolts just don't have the cap room to buy themselves a real talent for that spot, so Richie will have to settle for re-treads like Jan Hlavac and Michel Ouellet. The only saving grace lies with Ouellet, with whom Richards clicked during his junior days. Richards will once again play in all situations and deliver on the power play; time will tell if he can also pot lots at even strength.

2006-07

We have long maintained it is Richards, and not the slick Lecavalier, who is the Bolts' best player … and last year he proved it. He led the team in scoring for the third time in five seasons and set a team record with 68 assists. His 91 points was a career best and it earned him a five-year, $39 million contract. While we sometimes worry about players resting on their laurels a bit after signing big deals, we know this won't be the case with Richie -- he's a humble and hard-working player who will never sit back for the ride. Richards is a top-10 fantasy player whose value rises even further in leagues that count power-play points. And in head-to-head leagues, this guy is pure gold as there are few players who can match his overall consistency.

2005-06

Raise your hand if you've ever heard of or remember Alex "Fats" Delvecchio of the historic Detroit Red Wings? Richards is this generation's Delvecchio, a franchise player toiling behind a more heralded teammate (Fats was second to you guessed it, a guy named Gordie Howe). While he has a lot of years to go to prove he belongs in the same class as Hall-of-Famer Delvecchio, Richards is the kind of guy who might just do it. He's a gifted playmaker who is on the verge of a 90-point season, and who knows, this might be the year he does it.