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UMD's Richards Repeats as NCHC Defensive Forward of the Year

Updated: March 25, 2020 10:50 PM

For the second consecutive season, University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) junior center Justin Richards has earned the title of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference's (NCHC) Defensive Forward of the Year.

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Richards served as the assistant team captain during the 2019-2020 season scoring a career-high 14 goals and 11 assists. He also tied the NCAA for most shorthanded goals with three, the most a Bulldog has scored in eight years.

Since joining the Bulldogs in 2017-18, Richards has skated in 120 games and has 66 points, 26 goals and 40 assists.

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