Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Richard Park
Park played his youth hockey in the MTHL before advancing to the Belleville Bulls of the OHL. There he established himself as a solid offensive performer who liked to mix things up.

In 1994, Park was selected 50th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins. He got his first sustained shot with the club the following year, scoring ten points in 56 games. He never really caught on with the team, however, as he was dispatched to the Cleveland Lumberjacks of the IHL in 1996. From there he was traded to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks where he played 26 games before rounding out the 1997-98 season with the club's AHL affiliate in Cincinnati.

Park signed as a free agent with Philadelphia Flyers in the summer of 1998 and spent the better part of the season with the Philadelphia Phantoms, their AHL affiliate. Park led the Phantoms in goals with 41 and finished third on the team in points with 83. During the course of a high-scoring campaign, he was called up for seven games with the Flyers before the season's end. He then signed on with the Utah Grizzlies of the IHL for the 1999-00 campaign before jumping back to the IHL's Cleveland Lumberjacks the following year.

After signing with the Minnesota Wild in the summer of 2000, Park made a return to the NHL in 2001-02. Although he spent the majority of the year with the Wild, Park still dressed for 13 games with the team's AHL affiliate in Houston. In 2002-03, Park spent his first full season in the NHL and was one of the team's more durable players. Park suited up for 81 games with the Wild and was instrumental in the team's first round upset of the Colorado Avalanche during the 2002 Stanley Cup playoffs and their run to the Western Conference Final.

In 2003-04, Park continued his strong play, however, after making a run to the Conference Final the previous year, the Wild failed to make the playoffs. Upon the completion of the 2003-04 season, Park joined the U.S. at the 2004 World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic and was instrumental in helping the club capture the bronze medal.

Following a lock out season in 2004-05, Park was acquired by the Vancouver Canucks in the summer of 2005.

Aside from his World Championship experience in 2004, Park also competed at the 2002 Worlds and was a two-time member of the U.S. World Junior team (1994-1995).


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1991-92 Toronto Young Nationals MTHL 76 49 58 107 91
1992-93 Belleville Bulls OHL 66 23 38 61 38 5 0 0 0 14
1993-94 Belleville Bulls OHL 59 27 49 76 70 12 3 5 8 18
1993-94 United States WJC-A 7 3 2 5 4
1994-95 Belleville Bulls OHL 45 28 51 79 35 16 9 18 27 12
1994-95 United States WJC-A 7 1 7 8 29
1994-95 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 1 0 1 1 2 +1 3 0 0 0 2
1995-96 Belleville Bulls OHL 6 7 6 13 2 14 18 12 30 10
1995-96 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 56 4 6 10 36 +3 1 0 0 0 0
1996-97 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
1996-97 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 50 12 15 27 30
1996-97 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 11 1 1 2 10 0 11 0 1 1 2
1997-98 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 15 0 2 2 8 -3
1997-98 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 56 17 26 43 36 -10
1998-99 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 7 0 0 0 0 -1
1998-99 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 75 41 42 83 33 +32 16 9 6 15 4
1999-00 Utah Grizzlies IHL 82 28 32 60 36 +12 5 1 0 1 0
2000-01 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 75 27 21 48 29 -5 4 0 2 2 4
2001-02 Minnesota Wild NHL 63 10 15 25 10 -1
2001-02 Houston Aeros AHL 13 4 10 14 6 +7
2001-02 United States WC-A 7 3 3 6 0 -1
2002-03 Minnesota Wild NHL 81 14 10 24 16 -3 18 3 3 6 4
2003-04 Minnesota Wild NHL 73 13 12 25 28 0
2003-04 United States WC-A 9 5 3 8 0 +5
2004-05 IF Malmo Redhawks Sweden 9 1 3 4 4
2004-05 SCL Tigers Langnau Swiss 10 3 0 3 8 6 4 1 5 6
2004-05 United States WC-A 5 1 0 1 0 +1
2005-06 Vancouver Canucks NHL 60 8 10 18 29 -2
2005-06 United States WC-A 7 1 1 2 0 -3
2006-07 New York Islanders NHL 82 10 16 26 33 +4 5 0 1 1 2
2007-08 New York Islanders NHL 82 12 20 32 20 -4
2008-09 New York Islanders NHL 71 14 17 31 34 -13
2009-10 New York Islanders NHL 81 9 22 31 28 -9
2010-11 HC Geneve-Servette Swiss 47 15 19 34 16 3 2 1 3 2
2011-12 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 54 7 7 14 12 -1 2 0 1 1 2
2012-13 HC Ambri-Piotta Swiss 48 9 22 31 18 5 1 2 3 0
2013-14 HC Ambri-Piotta Swiss 41 12 17 29 22 4 1 0 1 29
NHL Totals 738 102 139 241 266 40 3 6 9 12


OHL All-Rookie Team (1993)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1999)
Traded to Anaheim by Pittsburgh for Roman Oksiuta, March 18, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, August 24, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Utah (IHL), September 22, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, June 6, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Malmo (Sweden), November 8, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Langnau (Swiss), January 4, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, August 8, 2005. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, October 2, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Geneve (Swiss), September 9, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, September 8, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Ambri-Piotta (Swiss), August 7, 2012.
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