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Brad Richards returns to New York Rangers as operations advisor

After one season out of the NHL P.E.I.'s Brad Richards is going back to the New York Rangers.

Richards retired as a player in 2016

Brad Richards played his final three seasons with the New York Rangers. (Nick Wass/Associated Press)

After one season out of the NHL P.E.I.'s Brad Richards is going back to the New York Rangers.

The Rangers announced this week Richards is joining its management team as a hockey operations advisor. He'll help develop players in the farm system and provide input on hockey operations decisions.

Richards was a leader with the team during its run to the Stanley Cup finals in 2014.

He then spent single seasons with Chicago, where he won a Stanley Cup in 2015, and Detroit before retiring at the end of the 2015-16 season.

Richards also won the cup in Tampa Bay in 2004.

With files from Mitch Cormier

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