|— Lacrosse player —|
September 22, 1986 |
Coquitlam, BC, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||205 pounds (93 kg)|
|WLA team||New Westminster Salmonbellies|
|NLL Draft||46th overall, 2007
San Jose Stealth
Tyler Richards (born September 22, 1986 in Coquitlam, British Columbia) is a professional Canadian lacrosse goaltender for the Vancouver Stealth of the National Lacrosse League. Richards also plays for the New Westminster Salmonbellies of the WLA. From 2005 to 2007, he played for the Coquitlam, BC, Adanacs of the BC Junior A Lacrosse League.
Richards was drafted by the Stealth in the fourth round (46th overall) of the 2007 Entry Draft. In 2009 Richards was selected to the All-Rookie Team. In 2010 Richards was a part of the NLL Champions Washington Stealth.
OLA / WLA Career
Richards was the co-winner of the Western Lacrosse Association Ed Bailey Trophy as Rookie of the Year. Richards also won the WLA Leo Nicholson Trophy for Outstanding Goaltender in the WLA for 2008. Tyler in his rookie season led the WLA in wins with 13 and had a .849 save percentage and goals against average of 6.35.
- "Tyler Richards". September 24, 2007. Retrieved 2008-12-30.
- "FIVE MORE PLAYERS SIGN CONTRACTS". Retrieved 2008-12-30.
- "WLA 2008 Ed Bayley Rookie of the Year". August 12, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-30.[dead link]
- "WLA 2008 - Leo Nicholson Trophy for Outstanding Goaltender". August 20, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-30.[dead link]