Richards joining New York Rangers front office

Published on September 5, 2017

New York Rangers’ Brad Richards

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NEW YORK – Brad Richards is returning to the New York Rangers.

The NHL club announced the Murray Harbour native and Brian Leetch were named hockey operations advisors Tuesday on Twitter.

They will work with the hockey operations department in both hockey-related decisions along with off-ice player and prospect development.

The 37-year-old Richards announced his retirement in July 2016 after a 15-year NHL career, which included three years playing for the Rangers from 2011-12 to 2013-14.

He also played with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars, Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings, amassing 932 points in 1,126 games.

He won the Stanley Cup in 2003-04 with Tampa Bay and in 2014-15 with Chicago.