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STÉPHANE RICHER (1984-1998)

Stéphane
Richer

1952-1963
Position R
Shoots R
Weight 218lbs
Height 6'2"
Date of birth June 7th, 1966
Place of birth Ripon, QC, CAN
Seasons - MTL 9
Other numbers 22
Statistiques
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 490 225 196 421 65 399
1984-1985 1 0 0 0 0 0
1985-1986 65 21 16 37 2 50
1986-1987 57 20 19 39 11 80
1987-1988 72 50 28 78 12 72
1988-1989 68 25 35 60 4 61
1989-1990 75 51 40 91 35 46
1990-1991 75 31 30 61 0 53
1996-1997 63 22 24 46 0 32
1997-1998 14 5 4 9 1 5
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 77 36 21 57 1 51
1985-1986 16 4 1 5 -3 23
1986-1987 5 3 2 5 3 0
1987-1988 8 7 5 12 1 6
1988-1989 21 6 5 11 -5 14
1989-1990 9 7 3 10 8 2
1990-1991 13 9 5 14 0 6
1996-1997 5 0 0 0 -3 0

A NATURAL GOAL SCORER, STEPHANE RICHER IS THE MOST RECENT MEMBER OF THE MONTREAL CANADIENS TO LIGHT THE LAMP 50 TIMES IN A SEASON.

A speedy right winger who, despite his size was particularly well known for his devastating slap shot, Stephane Richer’s quick release allowed him to beat more than his share of opposing goalies.

In 1983, Richer distinguished himself with the Granby Bisons when he was named the QMJHL rookie of the year. The Ripon native was subsequently chosen by the Habs in the second round of the 1984 Draft, 29th overall. He put his junior career behind him and joined the Canadiens in 1984-85.

He quickly became a fan favorite in Montreal, winning his first Stanley Cup in 1986. He followed up a solid sophomore campaign with a 50-goal season in 1987-88, becoming the first Canadiens player to reach that milestone since Guy Lafleur and Pierre Larouche in 1979-80. Within range with two games remaining in the regular season, Richer accomplished the feat in style notching a hat trick against Buffalo, followed by another pair of markers to finish the season with 50 goals.

He repeated the feat again two years later with 51 goals in 1989-90. Richer remains the only Canadiens player other than Guy Lafleur to score 50 or more goals in a season twice.

Richer also won the Molson Cup as the Canadiens’ player of the year in both of his 50-goal seasons.

In 1991, he was traded to the New Jersey Devils along with Tom Chorske in exchange for Kirk Muller and Roland Melanson. He won his second Stanley Cup with the Devils in 1995. The following season he was traded back to Montreal in exchange for defenseman Lyle Odelein.

He spent a season and a half with the Canadiens before he was once again traded, this time to Tampa Bay.

In addition to the Lightning, Richer also played for St. Louis and Pittsburgh before he retired on August 18, 2002.