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Richardson, Brad


Brad Richardson (born February 4, 1985 in Belleville) is a Canadian professional ice hockey Centre who currently plays for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Richardson grew up in Belleville playing minor hockey for the AA Belleville Bobcats and eventually for the AAA Quinte Red Devils of the OMHA.

After a strong season in Bantam, Richardson was the 1st round choice (10th overall) in the 2001 OHL Priority Selection by the Owen Sound Attack. Richardson was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He was the chosen 163rd overall in the 5th round from the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League. Brad played his first professional season in the 2005–06 season, splitting the year between the Lowell Lock Monsters of the AHL and making his debut in the NHL with the Avalanche.

Richardson's best year with the Avalanche came in the 2006–07 season, playing in a career high 73 games, recording 14 goals and 22 points. On June 21, 2008, Brad was traded from the Avalanche to the Los Angeles Kings. In the 2011–12 season, he played in 58 regular season games for 9 points before capturing the Stanley Cup with the Kings.

On July 5, 2013, Richardson signed as a free agent to a two-year contract worth 1.15 million per year with the Vancouver Canucks.

Source: Wikipedia

Intelligencer: Lord Stanley's Cup in Belleville

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