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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 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 76 21 55 7 76
C. Giroux 75 23 46 2 69
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
M. Streit 75 9 36 -10 45
B. Schenn 76 14 25 -7 39
S. Couturier 76 13 17 1 30
M. Del Zotto 58 9 20 -5 29
M. Read 74 7 22 -7 29
M. Raffl 61 20 6 7 26
V. Lecavalier 52 7 11 -10 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 15 17 11 .927 2.24
R. Emery 10 10 6 .892 3.15
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