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Jacques Richard
Position Centre
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
170 lb (77 kg)
Teams Atlanta Flames
Buffalo Sabres,
Quebec Nordiques
Rochester Americans (AHL),
Hershey Bears (AHL),
Fredericton Express (AHL)
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born October 7, 1952(1952-10-07),
Quebec City, PQ, CAN
Died October 8, 2002 (age 50),
Quebec City, PQ, CAN
NHL Draft 2nd overall, 1972
Atlanta Flames
Pro Career 1972 – 1983

Jacques Richard (October 7, 1952 – October 8, 2002) was a professional centre who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Atlanta Flames, Buffalo Sabres, and Quebec Nordiques.

Playing careerEdit

Richard was drafted 2nd overall by the Flames in the 1972 NHL Amateur Draft. He had a spectacular junior career with the Quebec Remparts, scoring 186 goals and 213 assists for 399 points in only 169 games. At the time he was considered by some to have equal if not more pro potential than teammate Guy Lafleur. However he was to have a mostly indifferent pro career. Alternating seasons between the NHL and the minors and traded to Buffalo and finally Quebec. Except for a single season , playing on a line with the Stastny brothers for the Quebec Nordiques, the city of his junior triumphs, in the 1980–81 season, Richard tallied 52 goals and 51 assists for 103 points, to finish 10th in league scoring. This was to be the only time he was to show this potential. He was moved off the line with the Stastny's the next season and his mediocre play returned. He retired in 1983.

Retirement and deathEdit

He was named to QMJHL all-time All-Star team by the Canadian Hockey League in 1999.

Richard died October 8, 2002 in a single-vehicle car accident one day after his 50th birthday.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1968–69Quebec Jr. AcesQJAHL?234063?
1969–70Quebec RempartsQMJHL526264126170
1970–71Quebec RempartsQMJHL5553601131251418173542
1971–72Quebec RempartsQMJHL617189160100
1972–73Atlanta FlamesNHL7413183132
1973–74Atlanta FlamesNHL782716434540002
1974–75Atlanta FlamesNHL6317122931
1975–76Buffalo SabresNHL731223353191127
1976–77Hershey BearsAHL442025454263032
1976–77Buffalo SabresNHL2120216
1977–78Hershey BearsAHL5425234829
1978–79Buffalo SabresNHL611015252631010
1979–80Rochester AmericansAHL3713233637
1979–80Quebec NordiquesNHL14312154
1980–81Quebec NordiquesNHL78525110339524614
1981–82Quebec NordiquesNHL5915264177101019
1982–83Fredericton ExpressAHL1916153116
1982–83Quebec NordiquesNHL3591423640002
NHL totals 556 160 187 347 307 35 5 5 10 34

Preceded by
Atlanta Flames first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Tom Lysiak

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