Justin Richards

C

#18

  • DOB: 3/17/1998
  • Ht: 5-10
  • Wt: 188
  • Years on Team: 1
  • Hometown: Orlando, FL

Career Notes:   2019-20:  Earned NCHC Defensive Forward of the Year honors for a second straight season...Tied for second on U. Minnesota-Duluth team in goals (14), and finished fifth on squad in points (25) and tied for fifth in +/- (+14)…Scored three SHG, tied for most in NCAA...Struck for 6-4-10 in last seven games of season, including two goals in his last college game, a 6-1 win vs. St. Cloud State 3/7...2018-19:  Won a second straight NCAA title with U. Minnesota-Duluth (NCHC), earning Frozen Four All-Tournament Team honors…Named NCHC Defensive Forward of the Year and a Second-Team NCHC All-Star...Had second-most points (32), and third-most goals (12) and assists (20), on U. Minnesota-Duluth squad and finished third on team in +/- (+20)...2017-18:  Helped U. Minnesota-Duluth (NCHC) to NCAA championship...Acquired:  Signed by NY Rangers as free agent 4/2/20...Misc.:  Did not miss a single game during his college career...Personal:  Father Todd Richards played 13 years (1989-90 through 2001-02) as a pro defenseman, including eight NHL games with the Hartford Whalers in the 1990-91 and 1991-92 seasons, has been a head coach in the NHL with Minnesota and Columbus, and is currently an assistant coach with Tampa Bay.

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