Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Mark Richards

1 NHL Game

February 3, 1993 Winnipeg Jets vs St. Louis Blues. 2-4 loss.


  Early February, 1993 the Winnipeg Jets lost goalie Mike O'Neill, who needed shoulder surgery, for the rest of the season. The Jets recalled Mark Richards from the ECHL's Toledo Storm to take his place on Winnipeg's roster. Richards dressed as backup to Bob Essensa. A couple days later the Jets recalled Rick Tabaracci from the Moncton Hawks of the AHL and sent Richards back to the minors. 

   Richards commented on his only NHL game in a Feb. 5th, 1993 Toledo newspaper. "I think yesterday helped me a lot, getting called up to Winnipeg. It was a real boost my confidence that they had confidence in me. Even up there, I felt real good in practise." 

   Mark Richards was named to the NCAA Hockey East All-Rookie team in his first season at the University of Mass-Lowell. In 1990 the Winnipeg Jets drafted Richards 18th overall in the NHL Supplemental draft, a draft specifically for college age players. Richards was a Hockey East 1st All-Star in his last season of college hockey. He signed a two-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets in 1992.

   Richards hung up his pads in 2003 and stepped behind the bench. He has been head coach of the CHL's Memphis RiverKings, the SPHL's Pee Dee Cyclones and the SPHL's Twin Cities Cyclones. He currently President of the SPHL's Macon Mayhem.


Career stats from hockeydb.com
Born Jul 24 1969 -- Abington, PA
Height 5.08 -- Weight 190
RS ScoringRS Goalie StatsPO Scoring
SeasonTeamLgeGPAPIMMinGAENSOGAAWLTSvsPctGPAPIM
1988-89U. of LowellH-East0060000.00
1989-90U. of LowellH-East320101773149005.0411182
1990-91UMass-LowellH-East2208114991004.755131
1991-92UMass-LowellH-East2306139397004.188114
1992-93Moncton HawksAHL131273649003.996613430.875404
1992-93Fort Wayne KometsIHL30013911004.75100550.833---
1992-93Toledo StormECHL110461228012.755413290.922---
1993-94Moncton HawksAHL29341419103204.3581606360.861100
1994-95Tallahassee Tiger SharksECHL59183369163402.903116715250.9031304
1995-96Tallahassee Tiger SharksECHL504102626153223.492811512640.892912
1996-97Tallahassee Tiger SharksECHL381162085114023.28201139670.895100
1996-97Carolina MonarchsAHL102403004.50010170.850---
1997-98Winston-Salem IcehawksUHL331161908112213.52161429930.899---
1997-98Saint John FlamesAHL6002409012.253201380.939---
1997-98Chicago WolvesIHL70034916002.755101480.902---
1998-99Pee Dee PrideECHL40342234105032.8229439560.901500
1999-00Flint GeneralsUHL483432641128132.91327510170.88815014
2000-01Memphis RiverkingsCHL472452581134423.122711411460.895516
2001-02Memphis RiverkingsCHL413222273115423.04241139960.8961606
2002-03Memphis RiverkingsCHL3208182189022.93171217570.8951402
2006-07Pee Dee CyclonesSPHL410---

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