Mike Richards: “Washington was awesome”

mike-richards-washington-capitalsIn an interview with his home town media outlet, Richards spoke about his time in Washington, and the next steps for the 31-year-old.

In an interview with Kenora Online, Richards commented on his time in Washington:

“Washington was awesome. Ever since I first got there they: one — obviously had a good team — and two — just welcomed me and made me feel comfortable,” Richards said. “Obviously, a disappointing end to the season, but that happens, only one team can win. It was a little bit of an up-and-down season. I probably expected it to go a little more offensively, but it’s not easy to just jump in mid-season. Live and learn and hopefully I can get a full season under my belt this year.”

Richards offensive output was minimal for the Capitals, scoring just two goals and adding three assists in 39 regular season games. He went scoreless in 12 postseason games. Richards, an unrestricted free agent (UFA), was not extended an offer to return to the Capitals, and is still looking for a team.

“Not sure where it’s going to be yet, but hopefully (I’ll) get some traction in the next couple of weeks,” said Richards, who is an unrestricted free agent. “I plan to play hockey next year. So, it will just be what is the best fit for me.”

By Jon Sorensen

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About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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