DETROIT (CBSNewYork) — Two-time Stanley Cup-winning center Brad Richards is retiring after 15 NHL seasons.
Following one season with Detroit, the 36-year-old former Ranger announced his retirement in a two-page release issued by the NHL Players’ Association on Wednesday.
From Prince Edward Island, Richards was a 10-time 20-goal scorer and finished with 298 goals and 634 assists for 932 points in 1,126 games.
Richards led the Tampa Bay Lightning in scoring during their 2004 Stanley Cup-winning run and was voted playoff MVP. He also won a title in 2015 with Chicago. Richards was the NHL’s rookie of the year runner-up in 2001.
Richards played for the Rangers from 2011-14, skating in 210 games and registering 56 goals and 95. He was a member of the Blueshirts’ 2013-14 team that reached the Stanley Cup Finals.
He also played for the Dallas Stars.
“I had many amazing teammates and made many great friendships along the way that I truly appreciate, and I will never forget the great times we had together,” Richards said.
“Winning the Stanley Cups in Tampa Bay and Chicago was the best part of my career, and I will never forget those moments. Nothing compares to enjoying that night with your team and knowing what you have accomplished together.”
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