|Assets:||Can play all three forward positions and is plenty versatile. Solid defensively, he plays an energy game and can also display physicality, despite modest size. Isn't afraid of mixing it up in the corners and is good on face-offs.|
|Flaws:||Lacks the strength required to win more physical battles all over the ice, especially against big NHL defenders. Needs to add more offensive consistency. Overall, he isn't a huge scoring threat at the highest level.|
|Career Potential:||Versatile energy forward with defensive ability.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2011-12 (Los Angeles)|
|OHL||Third All-Star Team||2004-05|
|1/30/2015||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|1/19/2015||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|3/19/2014||Missed 7 games (undisclosed).|
|2/06/2014||Missed 2 games (undisclosed).|
|7/05/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks to a two-year contract.|
|4/18/2012||Missed the last 3 playoff games (appendectomy).|
|4/11/2012||Appendectomy, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/12/2011||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Los Angeles Kings to a two-year contract.|
|12/19/2010||Missed 4 games (upper body injury).|
|12/13/2010||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|12/11/2010||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/17/2010||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Los Angeles Kings to a one-year contract.|
|7/05/2010||Filed for salary arbitration.|
|1/29/2009||Missed 22 games (foot injury).|
|12/05/2008||Foot injury, day-to-day.|
|9/15/2008||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Los Angeles Kings to a two-year contract.|
|6/21/2008||Acquired from the Colorado Avalanche.|
|2/15/2008||Assigned to Lake Erie (AHL).|
|1/29/2008||Recalled from Lake Erie (AHL).|
|1/06/2008||Assigned to Lake Erie (AHL).|
|12/27/2007||Missed 5 games (shoulder injury).|
|12/15/2007||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|12/02/2007||Recalled from Lake Erie (AHL).|
|11/29/2007||Assigned to Lake Erie (AHL).|
|11/16/2007||Recalled from Lake Erie (AHL).|
|10/03/2007||Assigned to Lake Erie (AHL).|
|1/11/2007||Recalled from Albany (AHL).|
|1/03/2007||Assigned to Albany (AHL).|
|12/19/2006||Missed 1 game (elbow injury).|
|12/17/2006||Elbow injury, day-to-day.|
|1/09/2006||Recalled from Lowell (AHL).|
|12/05/2005||Assigned to Lowell (AHL).|
|11/26/2005||Recalled from Lowell (AHL).|
|9/22/2005||Assigned to Lowell (AHL).|
|7/28/2005||Signed by the Colorado Avalanche to a three-year, entry-level contract.|
|9/17/2003||Returned to his junior team (Owen Sound-OHL).|
|7/05/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks.|
|6/21/2008||Colorado Avalanche traded Brad Richardson to the Los Angeles Kings for a 2nd round selection in 2008.|
|6/22/2003||Drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th round (163rd overall) in 2003.|
Canucks winger Brad Richardson had a goal and two assists against the Penguins on Thursday. | 12/04/2014 9:32 PM
NewsCanucks winger Brad Richardson had a goal and two assists against the Penguins on Thursday.
ImpactRichardson was involved on every score as Vancouver defeated Pittsburgh, 3-0. He scored the first goal of the game and then assisted Shawn Matthias' goal. Then Richardson scored shorthanded to give the Canucks a three-goal lead. Richardson finished the game plus-three with five shots on net. He has six goals and seven assists this season.
Canucks winger Brad Richardson scored twice on Tuesday against the Hurricanes. | 10/29/2014 10:51 AM
NewsCanucks winger Brad Richardson scored twice on Tuesday against the Hurricanes.
ImpactIt was Richardson's first two goals of the season. Despite the sudden production, don't expect much from Richardson going forward. He had just eight goals and nine assists in 62 games last season.
Brad Richardson showing rare offensive side | 03/30/2014 12:59 AM
NewsBrad Richardson got the lone goal for the Canucks in their 5-1 loss to the Ducks on Saturday night.
ImpactRichardson has four of his 21 points over his last five games. He's never eclipsed 11 goals and 27 points in his career, so he's not worth paying attention to in fantasy leagues. Ryan Stanton and Zack Kassian picked up the helpers.
Brad Richardson misses practice Saturday | 03/02/2014 10:20 AM
NewsBrad Richardson missed practice on Saturday because of family reasons.
ImpactRichardson is expected to be in the lineup on Sunday for the Heritage Classic. He has eight goals and 17 points in 60 games this season.
Brad Richardson will draw back in Thursday | 02/06/2014 3:56 PM
NewsBrad Richardson is slated to return Thursday from an undisclosed injury.
ImpactHe sat out two games due to the ailment. Richardson has registered 17 points in 56 games this season.
Brad Richardson out Mon. with unknown injury | 02/03/2014 6:16 PM
NewsBrad Richardson won't play Monday because of an undisclosed injury.
Vancouver Canucks on Twitter
ImpactHe logged 17:22 of ice time in Vancouver's 4-3 loss to Winnipeg on Friday. Richardson has 17 points in 56 games this season.
Richardson scores in loss | 01/02/2014 3:11 AM
NewsBrad Richardson scored a goal in Vancouver's 4-2 loss to Tampa Bay Wednesday night.
ImpactBrad Richardson opened the scoring in the second period, putting Vancouver on top with 8:35 left in the period. He now has eight goals and eight assists in 42 games this season. Zac Dalpe scored the other goal for the Canucks in the loss.
Brad Richardson has two helpers Saturday | 12/15/2013 10:50 AM
NewsBrad Richardson had two assists on Saturday in the Canucks 6-2 win over Boston.
ImpactRichardson played 17 minutes even on Saturday, his second most ice time of the season. He has six goals and 14 points in 34 games with a plus-five rating. He has extra value if you use the shorthanded goals category as he has two which ties him for first place in the National Hockey League.
Brad Richardson is Kings' loss, Canucks' gain | 11/09/2013 11:39 AM
NewsBrad Richardson has been a major reason for the Vancouver Canucks' early-season success, which makes Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter a bit sick.
ImpactSutter lauded theCanucks on how they've thrived under coach John Tortorella, but saved his biggest plaudits for Richardson because he never wanted to lose the versatile forward to unrestricted free agency last summer. When the Kings acquired Jeff Carter in February, 2012, it forced Richardson to play more wing than the middle and he became interchangeable. "The hardest thing for me to do was not play Richardson," Sutter said. "We had to move him to wing and it had nothing to do with Brad because I think the world of him. He played a lot of big games for us and the reason we did well the last two years was because of role players. And because of the salary cap, we couldn't keep him." Signed to a two-year, $2.3 million contract in free agency, Richardson has been a bargain and a boon to the second-ranked penalty kill that has helped the Canucks fashion a league-leading 7-2-2 road record and 11-5-2 mark overall. He has two shorthanded goals and five altogether.
Richardson great at the face off draw Wednes. | 09/19/2013 11:08 AM
NewsBrad Richardson won eight-of-nine faceoffs on Wednesday.
ImpactIt's a far cry from last season when Richardson won only 48.2 percent of faceoffs while playing for the Los Angeles Kings. He has little, if any, fantasy value.
Brad Richardson centers third line at camp | 09/14/2013 5:54 PM
NewsBrad Richardson is projected to play between Chris Higgins and Jannik Hansen.
ImpactCoach John Tortorella may open the regular season with that combination as his third line. Richardson says it's still too early to tell what will happen though. "You don't want to read too much into it. But it was a fun day," he said. "You want to develop chemistry early. It's better to do it now than trying to figure it out during the season."
Brad Richardson could be 3rd line center | 07/06/2013 9:00 AM
NewsThe Vancouver Canucks are expected to give newly-acquired Brad Richardson every opportunity to be the team's third line center.
ImpactAlthough he had difficult staying in the lineup for the Kings last season the Canucks believe they have uncovered an underrated commodity. "This is a guy we wanted for some time," GM Mike Gillis said. "It still leaves us with a spot open for one of the young guys to come in and compete." Richardson acknowledged the opportunity for a key role is what attracted him to Vancouver. "Getting there and sitting down with them and seeing that role could be the third-line centre. I thought that was going to be a great fit for me." His value in fantasy leagues is likely nil.
Brad Richardson has signed with Vancouver | 07/05/2013 4:35 PM
NewsThe Vancouver Canucks has signed Brad Richardson to a two-year/$2.3 million contract.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactRichardson had a goal and six points in 16 games last season. He has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Richardson inserted into lineup for Game 2 | 05/17/2013 11:11 AM
NewsAs expected, Brad Richardson was inserted into the Kings' lineup on Thursday due to the injury to Jarret Stoll.
Impact"I thought he was nervous," Kings coach Darryl Sutter remarked. Richardson recorded an assist and three hits, but also finished the night with a minus-one rating. He logged 11:00 minutes of playing time.
Brad Richardson replaces Jarret Stoll | 05/16/2013 10:47 PM
NewsBrad Richardson has drawn into the Kings lineup in place of the injured Jarret Stoll.
ImpactRichardson played in the first game of the playoffs against the Blues but had been a healthy scratch in the last six playoff games before tonight. He had only one goal and six points in 16 games this season so do not expect a lot of scoring when he does get into the Kings lineup.
Brad Richardson might play in Game 2 | 05/16/2013 10:46 AM
NewsBrad Richardson has spent the Kings' last six games in the press box.
ImpactThat being said, Richardson might be inserted into the lineup on Thursday due to the injury to Jarret Stoll. "He's an energy guy for us," Dustin Brown said of Richardson. "He's not the biggest guy, but he always provides a spark for our lineup. He's shown he's a very versatile guy in the fact that he can play pretty much anywhere in our lineup and be effective. Part of this time of the year is finding depth guys that can step up at the right times. If he gets the opportunity, he needs to be ready to go."
Brad Richardson healthy scratch Thursday | 03/15/2013 7:43 AM
NewsThe Kings scratched Brad Richardson, Tyler Toffoli and Davis Dreiske against the Sharks Thursday night.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactJust for those of you keeping score. No fantasy ramifications here.
|Goals||2||2 times-last:at Pit||last:Dec 4||1|
|Assists||2||at Cgy||Oct 8||2|
|Points||3||at Pit||Dec 4||2|
|Penalty Minutes||7||2 times-last:vs. Dal||last:Dec 17||5|
|Plus/Minus||3||at Pit||Dec 4||4|
|Power Play Goals||0||43 times-last:at Car||last:Jan 16||1|
|Power Play Points||1||vs. Ari||Dec 22||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||at Pit||Dec 4||1|
|Shorthanded Points||1||at Pit||Dec 4||1|
|Shots||6||at Dal||Oct 21||6|
|Penalty Minutes||47||2010-11 (LA)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2 times-last: 2013-14 (Van)|
|Shorthanded Goals||3||2006-07 (Col)|
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