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Born August 1, 1984 (1984-08-01) (age 25),
Buffalo Grove, IL, USA
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
F. teams
St. Louis Blues
Peoria Rivermen (AHL)
Carolina Hurricanes
Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft 31st overall, 2003
Carolina Hurricanes
Career 2004 – present

Danny Richmond (born August 1, 1984 in Buffalo Grove, Illinois) is a professional ice hockey player and a defenseman for the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League. He is the son of retired NHL defenseman, Steve Richmond.

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Playing career

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Amateur career

Prior to playing professionally, Richmond played one season each in three different leagues. In 2001–02, Richmond was named the league Rookie of the Year playing for the Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League, and was named first-team USHL All-Star. His dad was the coach of the Chicago Steel that season. In 2002–03, Richmond played collegiately for the University of Michigan in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, and was named to the CCHA All-Rookie Team. Richmond played for the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League in 2003–04. Richmond also played in the 2004 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championships, helping the United States win the gold medal with two assists in the gold-medal game.

Professional career

Richmond was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes with the first pick in the second round (the 31st overall selection) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, and signed a three-year contract with Carolina on September 15, 2004. Richmond's first professional season was with the Lowell Lock Monsters of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2004–05, where Richmond scored four goals and had nine assists in 63 games.

In the 2005-06 season, Richmond split time between Lowell and Carolina, appearing in ten games for the Hurricanes and tallying one assist, and was named to the AHL Planet USA All-Star Team. On January 20, 2006, Richmond was traded by the Hurricanes to the Blackhawks for Anton Babchuk, and was assigned to the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL.[1]

On July 17, 2008, Richmond was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Tim Brent.[2] In the 2008-09 season, Richmond was assigned to Pittsburgh affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.[3] Richmond played in 55 games with the Penguins before he was traded to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Andy Wozniewski on March 4, 2009.[4]

On July 20, 2009, Richmond re-signed to a one-year contract with the Blues.[5]

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Chicago Steel USHL 56 8 45 53 129 4 0 4 4 20
2002–03 U. of Michigan CCHA 43 3 19 22 48
2003–04 London Knights OHL 59 13 22 35 92 15 5 6 11 10
2004–05 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 63 4 9 13 139 6 0 2 2 8
2005–06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 32 4 11 15 60
2005–06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 10 0 1 1 7
2005–06 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 10 0 0 0 18
2005–06 Norfolk Admirals AHL 31 4 8 12 42 3 0 1 1 2
2006–07 Norfolk Admirals AHL 57 10 24 34 144 6 0 0 0 8
2006–07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 22 0 2 2 48
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 7 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Rockford IceHogs AHL 40 2 12 14 156
2008–09 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 55 3 14 17 108
2008–09 Peoria Rivermen AHL 18 1 4 5 21 7 0 4 4 2
NHL Totals 49 0 3 3 75

Personal life

His father, Steve played several NHL games with the New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, New Jersey Devils, and LA Kings. His twin sister, Jenny, was a 4 sport athlete at Penn State University. His mom, Jeanne, played college basketball at the University of Michigan. She is currently a Nurse His grandfather is Les Richmond, a security guard at Oak Park River Forest High School.

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