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Mike Richards

Mike Richards  #10

NUMBER: 10 BIRTHDATE: February 11, 1985
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Kenora, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 196 DRAFTED: PHI / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (24th overall)
-Registered 14 points (3-11=14) in 16 games with Manchester (AHL) -Played in his 700th NHL game, Jan. 12 vs. TOR -Recorded his 300th career NHL assist, Dec. 12 at MTL -Tallied the GWG (first of the year), Nov. 26 at MIN -Had a four-game point streak (1-3=4), Oct. 31-Nov. 6 -Scored his first goal of the season, Oct. 28 at PHI -Registered his first point of the season (assist), Oct. 14 vs. EDM Last 5 Games: -Recorded an assist (0-1=1) in 10:59 TOI, Apr. 9 at CGY -Tallied one shot in 10:23 TOI, Mar. 30 at CHI...won 9-of-14 faceoffs (64%) -Logged 11:00 TOI, Mar. 28 at MIN...won 8-of-15 faceoffs (53%) -Registered one shot in 10:00 TOI, Mar. 26 at NYI -Recorded one hit and one shot in 10:44 TOI, Mar. 24 at NYR...won 9-of-14 faceoffs (64%)
Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2003) OHL Second All-Star Team (2005) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2005) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2008) Traded to Los Angeles by Philadelphia with Rob Bordson for Brayden Schenn, Wayne Simmonds and Los Angeles' 2nd round choice (later traded to Dallas Dallas selected Devin Shore) in 2012 Entry Draft, June 23, 2011.
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Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
World Cup of Hockey 2016