Mark Richardson returns for a 14th season with the Devils

Mark Richardson returns for a 14th season with the Devils

The Cardiff Devils are pleased to announce the re-signing of Mark Richardson for the 2020-21 season.

This will be Richardson’s 14th season as a Devil. He is the longest serving Devil on the current roster and is heading into his 18th year of pro hockey after making his professional debut at the age of 16 for the Bracknell Bees, back in 2003. The 33-year-old had 21 points in 65 games in all competitions for the Devils last season.

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Richardson has built a reputation as one of the most consistent and most reliable players in topflight hockey in the UK. In his Devils career, Richardson has played 801 times with a total of 88 goals, 264 assists for 352 points. He has been an assistant captain with the GB National Team for the past 7 seasons and was part of the back to back Gold Medal winning teams in 2017 & 2018. Richardson was also an integral part of the GB team that survived relegation from World Championships top division in 2019.

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He has played nearly all of his professional career in the UK, playing for the Bracknell Bees, Basingstoke Bison, Nottingham Panthers and the Cardiff Devils. Richardson had a brief stint in Kazakhstan in the 2012-13 season before returning to the Devils midway through the year.  

Over the past 6 seasons with Andrew Lord as Head Coach, Richardson has lifted 2 League titles, 2 Challenge Cups and 2 Playoff Championships.   

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