Biography:

Making Olympic debut in 2010 … 2008 NHL All-Star … Finalist for NHL’s Frank Selke Trophy (2009) … Team Canada alternate captain, 2006 WC … World junior gold (2005) and silver (2004) medallist … 2005 Calder Cup winner (Philadelphia Phantoms) … Memorial Cup Tournament All-Star Team (2003) … Won OHL Championship and Memorial Cup with Kitchener Rangers (2003).

Getting to know…

Son of Norm and Irene … Has two brothers, Matt and Mark … Nickname is Richie … Held Mike Richards Hockey School in hometown of Kenora, Ont., during summer of 2006 … Favourite NHL player growing up was three-time Olympian Joe Sakic … Favourite NHL team growing up was Vancouver … Would like to learn how to sail … Philadelphia’s 1st choice, 24th overall, in 2003 Entry Draft.