Colorado Avalanche
Vancouver Canucks
Brad Richardson
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BradRichardson
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 197
BIRTHDATE: 02/04/1985
AGE: 29
BIRTHPLACE: Belleville, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: COL: 2003-163 overall


2008 PLAYOFFS
- Was recalled from Lake Erie (AHL) on April 17.
- Did not dress in the playoffs.

2007-08 REGULAR SEASON
- Had three separate stints with the Avalanche, recording five points (2g/3a) in 22 NHL games.
- Tallied 40 points (14g/26a) in only 38 games for the Lake Erie Monsters.
- Notched 28 points (10g/18a) in his final 20 contests with Lake Erie, including a hat trick and five points in the season finale at Richmond.
- Missed the entire preseason and the first 14 games of the regular season due to a wrist injury.
- Also missed five games due to a shoulder injury, Dec. 15-23.
CAREER
2007-08: Had three separate stints with the Avalanche during the regular season, recording five points (2g/3a) in 22 NHL games…Missed the entire preseason and the first 14 games of the regular season due to a wrist injury…Also missed five games due to a shoulder injury, Dec. 15-23…Notched 40 points (14g/26a) in only 38 games with the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL) to rank fourth on the team in scoring…Totaled 28 points (10g/18a) in his final 20 contests with the Monsters, including a hat trick and five points in the season finale at Richmond…Led the team in points-per-game (1.05) and tied for second with 20 power-play points (7g/13a)...Recorded a five-game point streak (2g/9a) from March 2-12. PLAYOFFS: Was added to Colorado's postseason roster, but did not see game action. 2006-07: Scored 14 goals and added eight assists in 73 games with Colorado…11 of his 14 goals and 19 of his 22 points came on the road…Led the team with three short-handed goals…Became the first Avalanche player to score three short-handed goals in a single season since Joe Sakic in 2000-01 (also 3)…Ranked first among Avalanche forwards in short-handed time on ice (2:53 per game)…Appeared in each of the final 27 contests…Recorded his first career multi-goal game on Oct. 5 at Minnesota…Missed one game (Dec. 17 at Chicago) due to an elbow injury…Recorded a career-high three points (3a) on Dec. 19 at Edmonton…Scored his first career overtime goal on March 4 at Detroit…Had a week-long stint with Colorado’s American Hockey League affiliate in early January…Was reassigned to Albany on Jan. 3 and then recalled on Jan. 12…Notched one assist in three games with the AHL’s River Rats. 2005-06: Opened the season with Lowell (AHL) but ended up playing 41 games with the Avalanche in his first NHL campaign…Skated in 37 of the last 39 games for the Avs…Was first recalled on Nov. 27 and played in four games before being reassigned on Dec. 5…Made his NHL debut on Nov. 27 against the Canucks at Pepsi Center…Was recalled again from Lowell on Jan. 8 and played in 23 straight games after rejoining the club…Notched his first NHL point with an assist on Jan. 9 vs. St. Louis…Scored his first NHL goal on Jan. 28 vs. Vancouver, beating Alex Auld to tie the game with 4:39 left in regulation…Added an assist in that Jan. 28th game for his first career multi-point effort…At the time of his final call-up, Brad ranked fourth on the Lowell Lock Monsters with 17 points (4g/13a) in 29 games. PLAYOFFS: Made his Stanley Cup playoff debut, skating in all nine postseason games with the Avalanche…Appeared in his first career playoff game in Game One (CQF) at Dallas on April 22…Scored his first career playoff goal in Game Four (CQF) vs. Dallas on April 28. 2004-05: Finished third in the Ontario Hockey League scoring race with 97 points in his fourth and final year with Owen Sound…Was runner-up to London’s Corey Perry for the OHL’s Most Outstanding Player Award…Won the Jerry Reid Memorial Award as team MVP and was named a third-team OHL All-Star…Tied for third in the OHL in goals (41) and finished sixth in assists (56)…Led his club in all three offensive categories…Tied for second in the league with nine game-winning goals…Skated in all eight playoffs games for the Attack, notching six goals with four assists for a team-leading 10 points. 2003-04: Missed all but the first 15 games of the 2003-04 season due to injury and the ensuing rehabilitation…Had averaged better than a point per game prior to the injury, collecting seven goals and nine assists for 16 points. 2002-03: Leading scorer for the Owen Sound Attack with 67 points (27g/40a) in 67 games…Earned his second consecutive team MVP award…Served as alternate captain…Owen Sound’s nominee for the Bobby Smith Award, given annually to the OHL Scholastic Player of the Year…Finished second in the OHL coaches poll for “Most Underrated Player” and was named as the team’s “Top NHL Prospect.” 2001-02: Named both Rookie of the Year and MVP of the regular season for Owen Sound…Was selected by Owen Sound 10th overall in the 2001 OHL draft.
 
PERSONAL
Resides in his hometown of Belleville, Ontario during the summer…Nickname is Ritchie…Is involved with the Rotary Loves Kids charity foundation…If he could play a hockey game in any arena, he would choose the old Maple Leaf Gardens…Favorite hockey player growing up was Wayne Gretzky…If he could play golf with any three people in the world, his foursome would include Tiger Woods, George Bush and Mike Tyson…Lists Black Bear Ridge as his favorite golf course…Also enjoys boating.