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Mike Richter
Born September 22, 1966 (1966-09-22) (age 55)
Abington, Pennsylvania
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Played for New York Rangers
National team  United States
NHL Draft 28th overall, 1985
New York Rangers
Playing career 1989–2003

Mike Richter (born Michael Thomas Richter on September 22, 1966) is a former ice hockey goaltender.

One of the most successful American-born goaltenders in history, he is best known for having led the New York Rangers to the Stanley Cup title in 1994 and for repeatedly representing the United States in international play.

Due to his success, Mike was a part of the Class of 2008 in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, alongside his former Rangers and U.S. teammate Brian Leetch.

Playing Career

Post-Playing Career

Career Statistics

Regular season

Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1986–87 Wisconsin WCHA 36 19 16 1 2136 126 0 3.53 .901
1987–88 Colorado Rangers IHL 22 16 5 0 1298 68 0 3.14
1988–89 Denver Rangers IHL 57 23 26 3 3031 217 1 4.30
1989–90 New York Rangers NHL 23 12 5 5 1320 66 0 3.00 .904
1989–90 Flint Spirits IHL 13 7 4 2 782 49 0 3.76
1990–91 New York Rangers NHL 45 21 13 7 2596 135 0 3.12 .903
1991–92 New York Rangers NHL 41 23 12 2 2298 119 3 3.11 .901
1992–93 New York Rangers NHL 38 13 19 3 2105 134 1 3.82 .886
1992–93 Binghamton Rangers AHL 5 4 0 1 305 6 0 1.18 .964
1993–94 New York Rangers NHL 68 42 12 6 3710 159 5 2.57 .910
1994–95 New York Rangers NHL 35 14 17 2 1993 97 2 2.92 .890
1995–96 New York Rangers NHL 41 24 13 3 2396 107 3 2.68 .912
1996–97 New York Rangers NHL 61 33 22 6 3598 161 4 2.68 .917
1997–98 New York Rangers NHL 72 21 31 15 4143 184 0 2.66 .903
1998–99 New York Rangers NHL 68 27 30 8 3878 170 4 2.63 .910
1999–00 New York Rangers NHL 61 22 31 8 3622 173 0 2.87 .905
2000–01 New York Rangers NHL 45 20 21 3 2635 144 0 3.28 .893
2001–02 New York Rangers NHL 55 24 26 4 3195 157 2 2.95 .906
2002–03 New York Rangers NHL 13 5 6 1 694 34 0 2.94 .897
NHL totals 666 301 258 73 38,183 1840 24 2.89 .904

Playoffs

Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1987–88 Colorado Rangers IHL 10 5 3 536 35 0 3.92
1988–89 Denver Rangers IHL 4 0 4 210 21 0 6.00
1988–89 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 1 58 4 0 4.14 .867
1989–90 New York Rangers NHL 6 3 2 330 19 0 3.45 .896
1990–91 New York Rangers NHL 6 2 4 313 14 1 2.68 .923
1991–92 New York Rangers NHL 7 4 2 412 24 1 3.50 .894
1993–94 New York Rangers NHL 23 16 7 1417 49 4 2.07 .921
1994–95 New York Rangers NHL 7 2 5 384 23 0 3.59 .878
1995–96 New York Rangers NHL 11 5 6 662 36 0 3.26 .883
1996–97 New York Rangers NHL 15 9 6 939 33 3 2.11 .932
NHL totals 76 41 33 4,515 202 9 2.68 .909

Accolades

Records

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