38. Brad Richards

Brad Richards will always be (and rightfully so) associated first with the Tampa Bay Lightning as it was there where he won the Lady Byng, the Conn Smythe and the Stanley Cup.  With all of that being true, Richards was quite good in Dallas in the three years and change he played there.

Richards was traded to Dallas from 2008 where he helped the Stars go deep in the playoffs.  The Centre was unable to help Dallas get back into the post season over the next three seasons, but in the 2009-10 campaign he equaled his career high in Points (91) and would have a career high 28 Goals the next year.  As a Star he averaged 1.01 Points per Game, which was actually higher than the .89 PPG in Tampa Bay.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Center
  • Acquired: Traded from the Tampa Bay Lightning with Johan Holmqvist for Jossi Jokinen, Jeff Halpern, Mike Smith and Dallas’ 2009 4th Round Pick (which would be Kyle Bigos) 2/26/08.
  • Departed: Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Rangers 7/2/11.
  • Games Played: 220
  • Notable Statistics: 70 Goals
    157 Assists
    227 Points
    44 PIM
    1.03 PPG
    -17 Plus/Minus
    23.3 Point Shares
    15 Points in 18 Playoff Games
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All Star (2011)
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