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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 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 NYI 52 28 18 6 145 129 62
5 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
8 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 52 23 20 9 122 137 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
15 CBJ 55 21 28 6 137 170 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 52 16 29 -8 45
J. Voracek 52 8 34 -3 42
W. Simmonds 52 19 16 -7 35
B. Schenn 50 14 15 -2 29
S. Gostisbehere 34 9 19 3 28
S. Couturier 40 9 15 9 24
M. Read 51 9 9 -5 18
S. Laughton 52 4 10 -7 14
M. Del Zotto 50 4 9 -10 13
M. Raffl 52 6 6 2 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 12 14 7 .915 2.70
M. Neuvirth 11 6 2 .933 2.14
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