February 4, 1985 |
Belleville, ON, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||178 lb (81 kg; 12 st 10 lb)|
|Position||Centre / Left Wing|
Los Angeles Kings
|NHL Draft||163rd overall, 2003
Bradley Richardson (born February 4, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey Centre who currently plays for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is known as a two way player who can contribute on the penalty kill and provide sound defensive play.
Richardson 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.
Richardson 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.
Richardson's 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, Richardson signed with the Kings for two years and $1.175 million. Richardson 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, Richardson re-signed on a two-year contract extension worth 2.35 million with the Kings. In the 2011–12 season, in a utility role he 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, Richardson signed as a free agent to a two-year contract worth 1.15 million per year with the Vancouver Canucks.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Albany River Rats||AHL||3||0||1||1||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Lake Erie Monsters||AHL||38||14||26||40||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||31||0||5||5||11||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
Awards and honours
|Ontario Hockey League|
|Third All-Star Team||2004–05|
- "Kings acquire Richardson". Los Angeles Kings. 2008-06-21. Retrieved 2009-02-02.
- "Los Angeles Kings sign two centers". Los Angeles Kings. 2008-09-15. Retrieved 2009-02-02.
- "Richardson's hat trick helps bail out the Kings". LA Times. 2010-10-23. Retrieved 2011-04-26.
- "Cap crunched Canucks sign Richardson and Weber". Vancouver Sun. 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-07-05.