50 Years of Sport PEI Awards – Brad Richards

LtGovernor Award - brad richards

The 2023 Sport PEI awards will be our 50th edition! To celebrate this milestone, we wanted to take a look back at those who have received the Lieutenant Governor’s award as PEI’s top athlete of the year.

Brad Richards – Hockey – 1999

Brad Richards won the Lieutenant Governor’s award for his play with the Rimouski Oceanic of the QMJHL during the 1999 season. In his final season with Rimouski, Brad would score 71 goals, while assisting on 115 others, totaling 186 points to win the league scoring title. Brad would also lead the playoffs in scoring that year with 37 points. Brad led his team to a first overall regular season finish, the Oceanic’s first ever President’s Cup as the QMJHL Champions, and won the Memorial Cup as CHL champions.

Following the season, Brad would be named as the QMJHL playoff and Memorial Cup MVP, QMJHL Offensive Player of the Year, QMJHL and CHL 1st Team All-star, and the CHL Player of the year.

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