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Mike was one of the more quiet-type of captains that led by example, but he was one of the fiercest teammates that I’ve ever played with. He led by his actions more than anything. If it was big game, he’s one guy that I want on my side. - Danny Briere
MIKE RICHARDS
2008-09 through 2010-11

Mike Richards was tabbed early on in his career to be a part of the “new-look” Flyers leadership group wearing the alternate captains “A” in 2007-08.

One year later, Richards officially took over the reigns of the Flyers youth movement and the team took off.

A finalist for the NHL’s Frank J. Selke Trophy for the best defensive forward, Richards led the NHL in shorthanded goals and the team in assists (48), power-play points (32) and plus/minus (+24), while ranking second in points (78) and for the second consecutive year was awarded the Bobby Clarke Trophy as team MVP in 2008-09.

Perhaps his greatest accomplishment was leading the Flyers to their improbably run to their first Eastern Conference Championship and Stanley Cup Final appearance in the 2009-10 season as the seventh seed in the Conference.

All told, Richards compiled 133 goals and 349 points in 453 NHL games as a Flyer. In addition, he added 34 assists and 50 points in 63 Stanley Cup Playoff games in an Orange & Black sweater.


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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 82 22 59 1 81
C. Giroux 81 25 48 -3 73
M. Streit 81 9 43 -8 52
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
B. Schenn 82 18 29 -5 47
S. Couturier 82 15 22 4 37
M. Del Zotto 64 10 22 -5 32
M. Read 80 8 22 -4 30
M. Raffl 67 21 7 6 28
V. Lecavalier 57 8 12 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 18 18 11 .928 2.25
R. Emery 10 11 7 .894 3.06
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