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Defensively apt forward, who is strong on faceoffs and is extremely competitive.


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April 2020 – After completing his junior collegiate campaign with the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs, Justin Richards officially became a second-generation professional hockey player. The son of Tampa Bay Lightning assistant coach, Todd Richards made significant strides on both sides of the puck in his second and third years playing in the NCHC.  For the second consecutive season, Richards was named the conferences Best Defensive Forward, an honor previously held (only once) by both Nic Dowd and Sean Kuraly. The 5-11 right-winger, who also takes faceoffs, adds some depth to the Rangers forward corps and could eventually become a much needed reliable asset in the teams’ bottom-six and penalty-killing units. Brayden Olafson

Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country USA
Position RW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth March 17, 1998
Height 5‘55”
Weight 190 lbs
Drafted No


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Ohio Blue Jackets 14U AAAT1EHL 14U27 6 410 10|        
 2013-2014 Ohio Blue Jackets 16U AAAT1EHL 16U36 7 714 12|        
 2014-2015 Ohio Blue Jackets 16U AAAT1EHL 16U32 11 2738 16|Playoffs4 0 33
 2015-2016 Team Grey USA-S175 1 23 0|        
  Ohio Blue Jackets 18U AAAT1EHL 18U32 11 2839 18|Playoffs4 4 610
 2016-2017 Lincoln StarsUSHL59 10 2030 63|        
 2017-2018 Univ. of Minnesota-DuluthNCAA44 0 99 6|        
 2018-2019 Univ. of Minnesota-DuluthNCAA42 12 2032 18|        
 2019-2020 Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth