BEFORE PENN STATE
Member of the Spruce Grove Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League for parts of four seasons (2009-13) ... Teammates with Nittany Lion defenseman Mike Williamson and forward David Glen ... In 2012-13, appeared in 42 regular-season games and led Spruce Grove in goals (22) and points (42) ... Helped lead team to the North Division championship ... Added 12 points (7g, 5a) in 16 playoff games ... Named to the Reebok North Division All-League Team and was a finalist for the league's MVP award ... Helped lead Spruce Grove to the 2011 Enerflex Cup as AJHL champions ... Notched 41 points (19g, 22) in 51 regular-season games and compiled three goals and five assists in 10 postseason contests ... In 2010-11, played in 43 regular-season games and accumulated 26 points (9g, 17a) ... Skated in 13 playoff games and collected two goals and three assists ... Played in two games during the 2009-10 season ... Won a silver medal with Team Canada West at the 2012 World Junior "A" Challenge ... Also played for the Sherwood Park Kings and Sherwood Park Squires.
Son of Syl and Sue Richard ... Has two sisters, Amie and Lacie ... Graduated from Vimy Ridge Academy (Alta.) ... Born Feb. 5, 1993 in Edmonton, Alta.