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Get to know Brad Richards

Richards is a football fan, rooting for the

Richards is a football fan, rooting for the Green Bay Packers on Sundays. Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Brad Richards has had a rocky early tenure with the Rangers. Get to know the forward off the ice with 10 facts.
Compiled by Jordan Gibbons

Richards was drafted No. 64 overall in the
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Richards was drafted No. 64 overall in the 3rd round by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

Richards has been friends with Tampa Bay Lightning
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Richards has been friends with Tampa Bay Lightning center Vincent Lecavalier since the age of 14, when they met at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, a boarding school in Saskatchewan, Canada. The Lightning drafted both of them in the 1998 draft.

On Oct. 6, 2000, he played his first
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On Oct. 6, 2000, he played his first NHL game against the Islanders.

In 2004, Richards won the Conn Smythe and
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In 2004, Richards won the Conn Smythe and the Lady Byng Trophies, as well as the Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Later that year he won the World Cup of Hockey playing for Team Canada.

Richards holds the record for game-winning goals in
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Richards holds the record for game-winning goals in a single playoff season with seven in 2004.

In September 2010, Richards donated $500,000 to the
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In September 2010, Richards donated $500,000 to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Richards is a football fan, rooting for the
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Richards is a football fan, rooting for the Green Bay Packers on Sundays.

In the 2008 playoffs, Richards tied an NHL
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In the 2008 playoffs, Richards tied an NHL record by scoring four points in a single period in game 2 against the San Jose Sharks.

Richards is a well known wine aficionado and
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Richards is a well known wine aficionado and filmed a segment about wine tasting for nhl.com.

Richards spends his offseason traveling around to different
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Richards spends his offseason traveling around to different golf courses. His handicap is 5 and his favorite courses are Augusta National and Shinnecock Hills.

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