Danny Richmond

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Danny Richmond
Danny Richmond 2010.jpg
Born (1984-08-01) August 1, 1984 (age 30)
Chicago, IL, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Adler Mannheim
Carolina Hurricanes
Chicago Blackhawks
Lahti Pelicans
EC Red Bull Salzburg
EHC München
NHL Draft 31st overall, 2003
Carolina Hurricanes
Playing career 2004–present

Daniel Richmond (born August 1, 1984) is a professional ice hockey defenseman for Adler Mannheim of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He is the son of retired NHL defenseman, Steve Richmond.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

Prior to playing professionally, Richmond played one season each in three different leagues. In 2001–02, Richmond was named the league Rookie of the Year playing for the Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League, and was named first-team USHL All-Star. His dad was the coach of the Chicago Steel that season. In 2002–03, Richmond played collegiate hockey for the University of Michigan in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, and was named to the CCHA All-Rookie Team. Richmond played for the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League in 2003–04. Richmond also played in the 2004 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championships, helping the United States win the gold medal with two assists in the gold-medal game.

Professional career[edit]

Richmond was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes with the first pick in the second round (the 31st overall selection) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, and signed a three-year contract with Carolina on September 15, 2004. Richmond's first professional season was with the Lowell Lock Monsters of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2004–05, where Richmond scored four goals and had nine assists in 63 games.

In the 2005–06 season, Richmond split time between Lowell and Carolina, appearing in ten games for the Hurricanes and tallying one assist, and was named to the AHL Planet USA All-Star Team. On January 20, 2006, Richmond was traded by the Hurricanes to the Chicago Blackhawks for Anton Babchuk, and was assigned to the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL.[1]

On July 17, 2008, Richmond was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Tim Brent.[2] In the 2008–09 season, Richmond was assigned to Pittsburgh affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.[3] Richmond played in 55 games with the Penguins before he was traded to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Andy Wozniewski on March 4, 2009.[4]

On July 20, 2009, Richmond re-signed to a one-year contract with the Blues.[5] Danny started the 2009–10 season with the Rivermen and played in 54 games before he was traded along with Hannu Toivonen, back to the Blackhawks, for Joe Fallon on March 1, 2010.[6]

On June 11, 2010 Richmond was an honorary guest in the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup parade through Chicago. On September 30, 2010 Richmond received a Stanley Cup ring along with other Blackhawk players and staff at a private ceremony.

On July 3, 2011, Richmond signed a one-year contract with the Washington Capitals organization. Assigned to AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears for the 2011–12 season, Richmond played in only 24 games before he was traded by the Capitals to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Mike Carman on February 2, 2012.[7] He was immediately assigned to AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, where Richmond was credited in helping the Monsters in a late season push by scoring 7 points in 23 games.[8]

Unable to reach the playoffs with the Monsters, Richmond signed before free agency in North America to a one-year contract with Finnish team Lahti Pelicans of the SM-liiga on May 23, 2012.[9] In the 2012–13 season, Richmond was leading the lowly Pelicans from the Blueline with 18 points in 39 games, before he was released from his contract and signed for the remainder of the season with European club, EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Hockey League, on January 27, 2013.[10]

After helping Salzburg reach the EBEL semi-finals, Richmond left as a free agent and opted to remain in Europe in signing a one-year contract with German club, EHC München of the DEL, on June 17, 2013.[11]

On June 19, 2014, Richmond transferred from Munich to rivals Adler Mannheim, agreeing to a two-year deal.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Chicago Steel USHL 56 8 45 53 129 4 0 4 4 20
2002–03 U. of Michigan CCHA 43 3 19 22 48
2003–04 London Knights OHL 59 13 22 35 92 15 5 6 11 10
2004–05 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 63 4 9 13 139 6 0 2 2 8
2005–06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 32 4 11 15 60
2005–06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 10 0 1 1 7
2005–06 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 10 0 0 0 18
2005–06 Norfolk Admirals AHL 31 4 8 12 42 3 0 1 1 2
2006–07 Norfolk Admirals AHL 57 10 24 34 144 6 0 0 0 8
2006–07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 22 0 2 2 48
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 7 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Rockford IceHogs AHL 40 2 12 14 156
2008–09 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 55 3 14 17 108
2008–09 Peoria Rivermen AHL 18 1 4 5 21 7 0 4 4 2
2009–10 Peoria Rivermen AHL 54 1 15 16 135
2009–10 Rockford IceHogs AHL 15 0 6 6 31 4 0 1 1 5
2010–11 Toronto Marlies AHL 68 3 20 23 121
2011–12 Hershey Bears AHL 24 0 4 4 48
2011–12 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 23 2 5 7 38
2012–13 Pelicans SM-l 39 4 14 18 34
2012–13 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 5 1 1 2 0 12 2 5 7 29
2013–14 EHC München DEL 52 7 28 35 58 3 2 1 3 2
NHL totals 49 0 3 3 75

Personal life[edit]

His father, Steve played several NHL games with the New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, New Jersey Devils, and LA Kings. His twin sister, Jenny, was a 4 sport athlete at Penn State University. His mom, Jeanne, played college basketball at the University of Michigan. She is currently a Nurse. His grandfather is Les Richmond, a security guard at Oak Park River Forest High School.

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Rookie Team 2002-03

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blackhawks acquire Danny Richmond in exchange for Anton Babchuk". Chicago Blackhawks. 2006-01-20. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  2. ^ "Pens acquire Danny Richmond". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2008-07-17. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  3. ^ Molinari, Dave (2008-09-27). "Penguins cut two to reduce active roster". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  4. ^ "Blues acquire Richmond from Penguins". St. Louis Blues. 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  5. ^ "Blues sign pair of defenseman". St. Louis Blues. 2009-07-20. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  6. ^ "Blues acquire Fallon from Blackhawks for Toivonen, Richmond". TSN. 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  7. ^ "Capitals acquire Marshall from Philadelphia, Carman from Colorado". Washington Capitals. 2012-02-02. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  8. ^ "Trade thrills Danny Richmond, Lake Erie Monsters". Cleveland.com. 2012-02-17. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  9. ^ "Danny Richmond becomes newest Pelican" (in Finnish). Lahti Pelicans. 2012-05-23. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  10. ^ "Defender Danny Richmond to re-inforce Salzburg defense" (in German). EC Red Bull Salzburg. 2013-01-27. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  11. ^ "U.S. defender Danny Richmond enhances EHC München" (in German). EHC München. 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  12. ^ "Adler amplify attack and defence" (in German). Adler Mannheim. 2014-06-19. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 

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