The Cowichan Capitals are excited to announce the acquisition of 2000 born forward Tom Richter from the Prince George Spruce Kings in exchange for future considerations. Richter is from Greenwich, Connecticut and will play at Union College in the NCAA’s East Coast Athletics Conference in 2021/2022 after graduating from junior hockey. Last year was Richter’s rookie junior season, where he finished with 2 goals and 8 assists for 10 points with the Spruce Kings while playing in 60 of the teams 62 total games including all four games in the first round series against Trail.
“Thomas is an experienced player in the BCHL who will bring speed, depth, and leadership to our team. We are exited to have him here and feel there is a lot of upside to his game” said Capitals Head Coach Geoff Grimwood on the teams newest addition.
Richter completed his high school career at the Salisbury School in Salisbury, Connecticut with the Crimson Knights in 2018 with 6 points in 19 games. Prior to that, he spent two seasons at the Brunswick school in his hometown of Greenwich, where he totalled 13 goals and 10 assists for 23 points in 55 games. Tom is also the son of former professional goaltender Mike Richter, who spent 14 seasons in the NHL, all of them with the New York Rangers.
Welcome to the Cowichan Valley Tom!
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