Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dave Richardson
Dave Richardson was born December 11th, 1940 in St. Boniface, Manitoba. A member of the Brandon Wheat Kings and Winnipeg Rangers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, Richardson was a 5'9", 175 lbs. winger who took part in both the 1961 Allan and Memorial Cup.

During the 1960-61 season, Dave Richardson was a member of four different teams; the Winnipeg Rangers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, the Seattle Totems of the Western Hockey League, the Winnipeg Maroons which took part in the Allan Cup and the Edmonton Oil Kings which took part in the Memorial Cup.

Richardson joined the Los Angeles Blades of the Western Hockey League at the beginning of the 1961-62 season before becoming a member of the International Hockey League's Fort Wayne Komets, where he won the Gary F. Longman Memorial Trophy as the IHL's Top Rookie.

Following a successful season with the Komets, Richardson was on the move again, this time with the Sudbury Wolves of the Eastern Professional Hockey League, before making his National Hockey League debut the next season. During the 1963-64 season, Richardson was a member of the New York Rangers, where in 34 games he would account for 3 goals and 1 assist for 4 points. Although he played in 34 games with the Rangers, Richardson would also see action with the American Hockey League's Baltimore Clippers.

Splitting the 1964-65 season between the Rangers, the Clippers and the St. Paul Rangers of the Central Professional Hockey League, Dave Richardson would become a member of the Chicago Black Hawks after he was traded by the New York during the off-season. Richardson would play three games with the Black Hawks during the 1965-66 season, while spending the majority of the year with the American Hockey League's Buffalo Bisons and the St. Louis Braves of the Central Professional Hockey League before returning to the Bisons for the 1966-67 season.

In the summer of 1967, Richardson was claimed by the Minnesota North Stars from the Chicago Black Hawks in the Expansion Draft, and was shortly after traded to the Detroit Red Wings. When the 1967-68 season began, Dave Richardson found himself with the Memphis-Fort Worth of the Central Professional Hockey League before playing in his first and only game as a Detroit Red Wing.

1968-69 meant another change of scenery for Richardson as he joined the San Diego Gulls of the Western Hockey League. Fortunate to have also spent the entire 1969-70 season with the Gulls, Richardson would step away from the game in 1970-71 before returning in 1971-72 with the St. Boniface Mohawks of the CCHL, where he would spend the next two seasons.

Dave Richardson would play one more season in 1973-74 with the CCHL's Warroad Lakers before calling it a career. In 45 career National Hockey League games, Richardson would register 5 points on 3 goals and 2 assists.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1957-58 Brandon Rangers MJHL 28 3 7 10 39
1958-59 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL 31 10 13 23 60 4 0 1 1 9
1959-60 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL 26 19 17 36 121 12 6 30 36 10
1960-61 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL 29 17 31 48 65
1960-61 Seattle Totems WHL 2 0 0 0 4
1960-61 Winnipeg Maroons Al-Cup 4 0 2 2 12
1960-61 Edmonton Oil Kings M-Cup 4 2 1 3 0
1961-62 Los Angeles Blades WHL 3 0 1 1 0
1961-62 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 65 24 47 71 166
1962-63 Sudbury Wolves EPHL 72 29 38 67 117 8 3 1 4 8
1963-64 New York Rangers NHL 34 3 1 4 21
1963-64 Baltimore Clippers AHL 37 9 15 24 88
1964-65 New York Rangers NHL 7 0 1 1 4
1964-65 St. Paul Rangers CPHL 8 3 2 5 10
1964-65 Baltimore Clippers AHL 47 17 23 40 89 3 0 0 0 2
1965-66 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 3 0 0 0 2
1965-66 Buffalo Bisons AHL 35 11 14 25 58
1965-66 St. Louis Braves CPHL 6 1 3 4 2
1966-67 Buffalo Bisons AHL 71 13 35 48 54
1967-68 Memphis<196>Fort Worth CPHL 46 21 28 49 71 13 3 6 9 17
1967-68 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1968-69 San Diego Gulls WHL 51 9 12 21 55
1969-70 San Diego Gulls WHL 24 4 6 10 35
1970-71
1971-72 St. Boniface Mohawks CCHL
1972-73 St. Boniface Mohawks CCHL 24 33 55 88 27
1973-74 Warroad Lakers CCHL 24 14 14 28
NHL Totals 45 3 2 5 27


Garry F. Longman Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the Year - IHL) (1962) Traded to Chicago by NY Rangers with Tracy Pratt, Mel Pearson and Dick Meissner for Ray Cullen and John McKenzie, June 4, 1965. Claimed by Minnesota from Chicago in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Detroit by Minnesota with Jean-Guy Talbot for Duke Harris and Bob McCord, October 19, 1967.
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