Philadelphia captain Mike Richards was a junior star with the Kitchener Rangers in the OHL. (Getty Images)
Status: Philadelphia Flyers center and Team Canada Olympian
Ht: 5-foot-11 Wt: 195 pounds
DOB: Feb. 11, 1985 In: Kenora, Ont.
First Hockey Memory: "Just skating on the outdoor rinks at home. Learning to skate with my dad holding me up or pushing the chairs for balance on the outdoor rink."
Hockey Inspirations: "Wayne Gretzky. My parents were influential on my hockey career."
Hobbies/Leisure Activities: "I like to golf, play tennis, fish a bit."
Nicknames: "Usually just the basics like Rich, Richie, Rick. Abbreviations of my last name, I guess."
Musical Tastes: "Tragically Hip."
Favorite Movie: "Primal Fear."
Last Book Read: "I can't recall. I don't read too many books."
Favorite TV Shows: "Californication."
First Job: "Paperboy."
First Car: "Ford Escape."
Current Car: "BMW 250i."
Favorite Meal: "Pasta, chicken."
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: "Cake batter."
Pre-Game Feeling: "Relaxed. Very relaxed. Don't really go through too much before the game. Everything's done during warmup."
Greatest Sports Moment: "Probably winning the Memorial Cup."
Most Painful Moment: "Probably when I tore my groin."
Favorite Uniforms: "Our orange one, or...I'll just say our orange one."
Last Vacation: "Vegas in the summer – June."
Funny Hockey Memory: "Ah, I went out on the ice a few times with my skate-guards still on in the American League a few times."
Embarrassing Hockey Memory: "I don't know, nothing too embarrassing. I don't get embarrassed very easily."
Closest Hockey Friend: "Jeff Carter."
Funniest Players Encountered: "Scott Hartnell. (What is it about him?) I don't know (smiles). It's something new every day."
Toughest Competitor: "Sidney Crosby."
Last Halloween Costume: "Batman."
Favorite Sport Outside Hockey: "Football."
Most Memorable Goal: "My first goal, first NHL game. It was against Kevin Weekes. (Slapshot?) Yeah, slapshot."
Favorite Player To Watch: "Pavel Datsyuk."
Personality Qualities Most Admired: "Loyalty."
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