Richards was demoted to AHL Hartford from the taxi squad Friday. Richards has yet to make an NHL appearance in 2021-22. The 23-year-old has recorded two goals and two assists over 26 performances with AHL Hartford this season.
The Rangers recalled Richards from AHL Hartford to the taxi squad Wednesday. Richards has four points in 26 AHL games this season. The 23-year-old played one game for New York last year but otherwise has no NHL experience.
Richards was demoted to AHL Hartford on Sunday, CapFriendly reports. Richards notched an assist in his NHL debut Saturday and has tallied 11 points in 20 AHL games. The Florida native will likely compete for a bottom-six role with the Rangers next season.
Richards dished out an assist in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Bruins. It was his NHL debut and the Rangers' final game of the season. Richards didn't look out of place in his NHL debut, adding two shots on net over 10:11 of ice time. He knocked the puck back to the point after a Filip Chytil faceoff win, and K'Andre Miller rocketed it past Tuukka Rask to open the scoring in the second period. The 23-year-old Richards will compete for a spot with the Rangers in camp next season.
Richards will join the Rangers' active roster and make his NHL debut in Saturday's season finale versus Boston, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports. Richards will likely slot into a bottom-six role for Saturday's contest. The 23-year-old forward has picked up 11 points in 20 AHL appearances this season.
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