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Position Centre
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
170 lb (77 kg)
Teams Atlanta Flames
Buffalo Sabres,
Quebec Nordiques
Rochester Americans (AHL),
Hershey Bears (AHL),
Fredericton Express (AHL)
Nationality CAN
Born October 7, 1952(1952-10-07),
Quebec City, PQ, CAN
Died October 8, 2002 (age 50),
Quebec City, PQ, CAN
NHL Draft 2nd overall, 1972
Atlanta Flames
Pro Career 1972 – 1983

Jacques Richard (October 7, 1952 – October 8, 2002) was a professional centre who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Atlanta Flames, Buffalo Sabres, and Quebec Nordiques.

Playing career

Richard was drafted 2nd overall by the Flames in the 1972 NHL Amateur Draft. He had a spectacular junior career with the Quebec Remparts, scoring 186 goals and 213 assists for 399 points in only 169 games. At the time he was considered by some to have equal if not more pro potential than teammate Guy Lafleur. However he was to have a mostly indifferent pro career. Alternating seasons between the NHL and the minors and traded to Buffalo and finally Quebec. Except for a single season , playing on a line with the Stastny brothers for the Quebec Nordiques, the city of his junior triumphs, in the 1980–81 season, Richard tallied 52 goals and 51 assists for 103 points, to finish 10th in league scoring. This was to be the only time he was to show this potential. He was moved off the line with the Stastny's the next season and his mediocre play returned. He retired in 1983.

Retirement and death

He was named to QMJHL all-time All-Star team by the Canadian Hockey League in 1999.

Richard died October 8, 2002 in a single-vehicle car accident one day after his 50th birthday.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1968–69 Quebec Jr. Aces QJAHL ? 23 40 63 ?
1969–70 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 52 62 64 126 170
1970–71 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 55 53 60 113 125 14 18 17 35 42
1971–72 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 61 71 89 160 100
1972–73 Atlanta Flames NHL 74 13 18 31 32
1973–74 Atlanta Flames NHL 78 27 16 43 45 4 0 0 0 2
1974–75 Atlanta Flames NHL 63 17 12 29 31
1975–76 Buffalo Sabres NHL 73 12 23 35 31 9 1 1 2 7
1976–77 Hershey Bears AHL 44 20 25 45 42 6 3 0 3 2
1976–77 Buffalo Sabres NHL 21 2 0 2 16
1977–78 Hershey Bears AHL 54 25 23 48 29
1978–79 Buffalo Sabres NHL 61 10 15 25 26 3 1 0 1 0
1979–80 Rochester Americans AHL 37 13 23 36 37
1979–80 Quebec Nordiques NHL 14 3 12 15 4
1980–81 Quebec Nordiques NHL 78 52 51 103 39 5 2 4 6 14
1981–82 Quebec Nordiques NHL 59 15 26 41 77 10 1 0 1 9
1982–83 Fredericton Express AHL 19 16 15 31 16
1982–83 Quebec Nordiques NHL 35 9 14 23 6 4 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 556 160 187 347 307 35 5 5 10 34
Preceded by
None
Atlanta Flames first round draft pick
1972
Succeeded by
Tom Lysiak
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