Danny Richmond
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Danny Richmond

Hometown:

Chicago Illinois

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1984-08-01

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2002

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

2nd round (31st overall). 2003

Weight:

194 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

Member of the 2001 and 2002 Team USA U18 teams. Drafted in the 15th round of the 2002 OHL draft by London. His father is ex-NHLer Steve Richmond. Was named to the CCHA All-Rookie team in 2002-03. Moved to the London Knights (OHL) for the 2003-04 season. Won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2004 WJC in Finland.

His AHL rookie season was 2004-05 with the Lowell Lock Monsters, and he played well in his rookie season.

2008-09: Traded to the St. Louis Blues in a deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

2009-10: Traded from the St. Louis Blues to the Chigago Blackhawks.

 

Talent Analysis
Richmond is a smallish defenseman who has good offensive skills and plays tough for his size. He is a great playmaker and has excellent awareness on the ice. He is a good skater and smart positional blueliner. Needs to continue to work on conditioning and strength.

 

Future
Richmond has the abilities to be a power play catalyst, but may not play that role at the NHL level.

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