New York Times piece outlines P.E.I. hockey player's help during hurricane Sandy relief
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New York Rangers’ Brad Richards is ready for the 2013-14 NHL season.
The New York Times has a feature story on P.E.I.'s Brad Richards today -- but it's not about his exploits on the ice.
The NHL season is on hold during a players' lockout, but the New York Rangers forward has apparently been keeping busy.
The Times reports that Richards will captain a team in a charity hockey game in Atlantic City Saturday to benefit families affected by the storm.
He has also been working on gutting flood-damaged houses on a volunteer crew with hockey teammates Marian Gaborik, Steve Eminger and members of the public. Richards also helped organize a skating clinic on Staten Island, which raised $14,000 for flood relief. After the clinic, Richards and his teammates served as volunteer bartenders in yet another benefit, raising $15,000.
Richards' apartment in the TriBeCa neighbourhood in the Big Apple escaped damage, but, he told the New York Times, the work he's doing for those who were impacted is "What anyone in my position should do."