Wednesday July 20th, 2016

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Former Lightning and Rangers center Brad Richards retired Wednesday after 15 seasons in the NHL.

Richards, 36, played for five teams during his career, also suiting up for the Stars, Blackhawks and Red Wings. Richards won a Stanley Cup with both Chicago and Tampa Bay, and also won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2004 while with the Lightning.

Richards started his career in Tampa, playing six-plus seasons before being traded to the Dallas Stars in 2008. Richards immediately became a top performer in Dallas, racking up 91 points during the 2009–10 season.

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In 2011, Richards signed a nine-year, $60 million deal with New York. He recorded 151 points in the three seasons he spent with the team. After those three seasons, he was bought out of the contract and joined the Blackhawks for one year, where he played an integral role in the team’s Stanley Cup run.

Richards played in Detroit for his last season, recording 10 goals and 18 assists in 68 games.

Richards retires with 932 points in 1,126 regular season games. He also registered 105 points in 146 playoff games.

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