We knew heading into the offseason – and it became even more apparent with Detroit’s moves on July 1 – that Brad Richards wasn’t going to be returning to the Red Wings for a second season. It turns out that he won’t be returning to the NHL at all.
— NHLPA (@NHLPA) July 20, 2016
His final season can only be described as disappointing but it had its highlights. He’ll forever be the guy who helped the Red Wings punch the Avalanche in the throat in Colorado’s own outdoor game.