Mike Richards

Submitted by on Sep 22, 2015

Mike Richards

Canadian professional ice hockey center forward and captain ‘Philadelphia Flyers’ (Philadelphia Flyers) National Hockey League

Author: Marina Boyko

Richards began his career as a hockey player in the team ‘Kitchener Rangers’ Hockey League Ontario 2001-02gg. He played for the team in 2003, when she won the Cup Memorial Cup and was in the lead among the other hockey teams with a score of 87 points. In the summer of 2003, during the 24th National Hockey League draft, he was selected in the ‘Philadelphia Flyers’ (Philadelphia Flyers).

When selected, Richards still managed to play with ‘Rangers’ two seasons. During the games the two seasons, his team struggled for another cup, but despite a great game, lost to the team ‘London Knights’ Hockey League semi-final in Ontario. After losing the ‘Kitchener’, Richards began to play for ‘Philadelphia Phantoms’ games in the final series of the American Hockey League.

In the next season, Richard made his debut in the NHL, playing the part of ‘Flyers’. October 5, 2005, he scored his first goal ‘New York Rangers’. In the same season, February 15, 2006, Mike scored three goals during a meeting with a team of ‘New York Islanders’. He became the first rookie team ‘Flyers’ Mikael Renberg after (February 15, 1994), who was able to score three goals against the enemy during one game. His first season in the NHL Richards closed, scored 34 points in 79 games, and was in the top three players of the season.

Because of gastric surgery in 2007, Richards had to abandon the continuous participation in the second season. But despite this, in 2007-08-m, after Richards scored 75 points, he was recognized as a leading player on the team ‘Philadelphia Flyers’. He was chosen to place a reserve captain in the beginning of the season, followed by December 13, 2007, he signed a contract for 12 years, the sum of 69 million dollars. Following the signing of the contract, Richards has been selected for participation in the championship match of the Eastern Conference in the NHL All-Star 2008 in Atlanta.

During the match, ‘Flyers’ against ‘Washington Capitals’, during the playoffs Stanley Cup in 2008, Richards scored a free-kick. Thus, Mike became the third player in NHL history who was able to score the first goal in the final series of games, scoring a penalty. Richards completed a series of games in 2008, scored 14 points in 17 games.

After meeting with the team ‘Pittsburgh Penguins’ final games in 2009, Richards received the Selke Trophy, the prize is presented annually to the best forward of the defensive plan in the National Hockey League. The next day, April 20, 2009, it became known that Richards needed surgery on both shoulders. He repeatedly complained of discomfort during exercise and taking anti-inflammatory drugs during the season.

The season 2009-10. for Richadsa I started quite well. He scored five goals in the first three meetings. During the match, October 24, 2009 against the ‘Florida Panthers’

Richards hurt his shoulder head Player Davila Bout. He lost consciousness and had to be carried off on a stretcher immediately for medical care. Richards was removed before the end of the game for unsportsmanlike conduct, but, nevertheless, from the NHL, he has not been ruled out.

Since the beginning of the 2009 season Richads not support any relations with the press of Philadelphia. He ignores any contact with the local media in October 2009, when he was asked whether the withdrawal Lupula hitter Jeffrey team ‘Anaheim Ducks’ results are often parties, which accuse many players ‘Flyers’. Allegations of frequent drinking alcohol continued to flow throughout the season. According to media reports, Richards and Carter – the most ardent violators sport mode. Richars in an interview with the publisher ‘Philadelphia Daily New’ said that all allegations of drunkenness fabricated. February 1, 2010 Richards scored his 100th goal in a row, during the time that he is a member of the NHL.

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