Dallas Stars‘ 2nd round pick in the 2011 draft (#44 overall) 2nd year right wing Brett Richie(25) is making quite the argument to stay put on the hot-and-cold parent club after only a pair of games since his first recall.
In two team wins, the big 6’3″ 220 lbs. power forward scored his first NHL goal in his debut, then added another tally and an assist in his next appearance with a +4 rating.
Over the pair of games he was also credited with 4 shots on net, 8 hits, 1 takeaway, 1 giveaway and 2 takeaways in an average of 16 shifts and a conservative 11 minutes of ice time.
He has spent most of his playing time with the parent club’s affiliate Texas Stars, where in 90 AHL games he’s scored 33 goals and 33 assists with a monster +24 rating and has amassed a gargantuan 314 shots.
The 21-year old was also big part of the 2014 Calder Cup Championship and contributed another 7 goals and 4 assists in 13 games to the title.
Makes sense that he’s getting his opportunity now as he could be the spark plug the big league teams needs heading into the second half of the season.