Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dave Richter
At 6'5" and almost 220 pounds, defenseman Dave Richter was not hard to spot on the ice. Although he played a clean game, he was also by no means shy about sticking his nose right in the middle of an altercation, which is what the scouting staff of the Minnesota North Stars liked about him when they used their tenth-round pick in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft to take him 205th overall.

Richter played four years of NCAA hockey with the University of Michigan before joining the North Stars. He remained in the Minnesota organization until 1985 when he was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers. He also made NHL stops in Vancouver and St. Louis. He retired from competitive hockey after the 1990-91 season having played that year with the Albany Choppers of the IHL and the Capital District Islanders of the AHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1978-79 St. Boniface Saints MJHL
1979-80 University of Michigan WCHA 34 0 4 4 54
1980-81 University of Michigan WCHA 36 2 13 15 56
1981-82 University of Michigan WCHA 36 9 12 21 78
1981-82 Minnesota North Stars NHL 3 0 0 0 11 0
1981-82 Nashville South Stars CHL 2 0 1 1 0
1982-83 Minnesota North Stars NHL 6 0 0 0 4 0
1982-83 Birmingham South Stars CHL 69 6 17 23 211 13 3 1 4 36
1983-84 Minnesota North Stars NHL 42 2 3 5 132 -8 8 0 0 0 20
1983-84 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 10 1 4 5 39
1984-85 Minnesota North Stars NHL 55 2 8 10 221 +3 9 1 0 1 39
1984-85 Springfield Indians AHL 3 0 0 0 2
1985-86 Minnesota North Stars NHL 14 0 3 3 29 -6
1985-86 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 50 0 2 2 138 -2 5 0 0 0 21
1986-87 Vancouver Canucks NHL 78 2 15 17 172 -2
1987-88 Vancouver Canucks NHL 49 2 4 6 224 -5
1988-89 St. Louis Blues NHL 66 1 5 6 99 -21
1989-90 St. Louis Blues NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -2
1989-90 Peoria Rivermen IHL 9 1 4 5 30
1989-90 Vienna EV Austria 10 0 0 0 2
1989-90 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 20 0 5 5 49
1989-90 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 13 0 1 1 13
1990-91 Albany Choppers IHL 41 0 1 1 128
1990-91 Capital District Islanders AHL 3 0 1 1 0
NHL Totals 365 9 40 49 1030 22 1 0 1 80


CHL Second All-Star Team (1983) Traded to Philadelphia by Minnesota with Bo Berglund for Ed Hospodar and Todd Bergen, November 29, 1985. Traded to Vancouver by Philadelphia with Rich Sutter and Vancouver's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Vancouver selected Don Gibson) in 1986 Entry Draft for J.J. Daigneault, Vancouver's 2nd round choice (Kent Hawley) in 1986 Entry Draft and Vancouver's 5th round choice (later traded back to Vancouver - Vancouver selected Sean Fabian) in 1987 Entry Draft, June 6, 1986. Traded to St. Louis by Vancouver for Robert Nordmark and St. Louis's 2nd round choice (later traded to Montreal - Montreal selected Craig Darby) in 1991 Entry Draft, September 6, 1988.