Mike Richards, NHL Alumni
This month’s player spotlight is on NHL Alumni, Mike Richards. Prior to Mike’s NHL career, the Kenora native was the captain for the Kitchener Rangers team that won the 2003 Memorial Cup. A short time later, Mike captained Canada’s national junior team to the gold medal in Grand Forks, North Dakota. After capping off the 2005 season with a Calder Cup Championship, Mike began his NHL career in Philadelphia. Mike spent six seasons with the Flyers, including three seasons as the captain. A block buster trade in 2011 sent Mike to LA, where he went on to win Stanley Cup Championships in 2012 and 2014, which nicely complements the Olympic Gold Medal he won in 2010. Last month, popular hockey podcast Spittin’ Chiclets released a great interview in which Mike provided some in depth answers about his remarkable career. Click the link below for the 70-minute interview starting at the 24-minute mark.