• Blackhawks ink former Rangers C Richards

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Jul 1, 2014
    Veteran center Brad Richards has signed with the Chicago Blackhawks after being bought out by the New York Rangers last week. He’s also a good asset on the power play, where the Rangers used him on the point. So he’ll help the Blackhawks. CHICAGO - The Chicago Blackhawks have signed Brad Richards to a one-year deal, bolstering their group of centres with another proven scorer. Richards is 34 years old and is coming off a season in which he had 51 points in 82 games, the lowest points-per-game average of his career. The 34-year-old center was a key part of the Rangers' surprising run to the Stanley Cup finals this spring, acting as the de facto captain for the Blueshirts despite the uncertainty of his future in New York. "He's certainly got the experience and his leadership and I think his character off the ice is something that sometimes gets overlooked as the importance for us, but it's really the whole package that we're excited about."
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Chicago Blackhawks sign C Brad Richards to 1-year deal

      Chicago Blackhawks sign C Brad Richards to 1-year deal
    • Brad Richards takes his talents (and buyout money) to Chicago

      Brad Richards made out OK in his free-agent contract and compliance buyout, both executed by the New York Rangers. Overall, he’ll have earned around $51 million, both in salary paid and deferred salary over the next 12 years. So money wasn’t a huge cons…
      Source: yahoo.com

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