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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 - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 82 28 58 7 86
J. Voracek 82 23 39 11 62
W. Simmonds 82 29 31 -4 60
S. Hartnell 78 20 32 11 52
M. Streit 82 10 34 3 44
B. Schenn 82 20 21 0 41
M. Read 75 22 18 -4 40
S. Couturier 82 13 26 1 39
V. Lecavalier 69 20 17 -16 37
K. Timonen 77 6 29 5 35
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 33 18 7 .917 2.50
R. Emery 9 12 2 .903 2.96
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