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| 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
195 lb (89 kg)
|Teams|| Grand Rapids Griffins|
|Born|| March 22 1970,|
Crystal, MN, USA
|NHL Draft|| 169th overall, 1988|
Minnesota North Stars
|Pro Career||1993 – 2006|
Richards graduated from Robbinsdale Armstrong High School in Plymouth, Minnesota in 1989. Richards was a member of the University of Minnesota Gophers hockey program before making his professional debut during the 1993-94 season. A child psychology major, Richards would spend four years at the University of Minnesota where his brother Todd was a Gopher from 1985 to 1989. Earning WCHA Second Team All-Star honors on defense in 1992 and in 1993, Richards would join the US National Team at the 1993 World Championships at the end of his senior year.
Drafted by the now-defunct Minnesota North Stars of the National Hockey League in the ninth round (169th overall) of the 1988 NHL Entry Draft, Richards played only three games in the NHL for the Dallas Stars.
On July 26, 1996, Richards became the second player ever to sign with the Grand Rapids Griffins, then of the International Hockey League, now of the American Hockey League. Richards played in each of the team's first ten seasons and became team captain in 2001. He holds the record for most career games as a Griffin with 642. Richards's number 24 was retired by the Griffins upon his retirement, becoming the first number retired by the club.
|1989–90||U. of Minnesota||NCAA||45||4||24||28||38||-||-||-||-||-|
|1990–91||U. of Minnesota||NCAA||45||9||25||34||28||-||-||-||-||-|
|1991–92||U. of Minnesota||NCAA||44||10||23||33||65||-||-||-||-||-|
|1992–93||U. of Minnesota||NCAA||42||12||26||38||54||-||-||-||-||-|
|1996–97||Grand Rapids Griffins||IHL||77||10||13||23||83||5||1||3||4||2|
|1997–98||Grand Rapids Griffins||IHL||81||12||20||32||70||3||1||1||2||4|
|1998–99||Grand Rapids Griffins||IHL||82||9||23||32||84||-||-||-||-||-|
|1999–00||Grand Rapids Griffins||IHL||71||5||23||28||47||17||1||7||8||16|
|2000–01||Grand Rapids Griffins||IHL||75||5||30||35||42||10||0||5||5||8|
|2001–02||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||72||6||23||29||36||5||0||1||1||2|
|2002–03||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||73||6||21||27||52||15||0||4||4||6|
|2003–04||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||76||2||22||24||48||4||1||0||1||2|
|2004–05||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||35||1||3||4||30||-||-||-||-||-|
|2005–06||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||13||0||4||4||10||-||-||-||-||-|
- Travis Richards's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Article Announcing Richards's Jersey Retirement
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