Wednesday afternoon, the Washington Capitals announced the signing of center Mike Richards to a prorated one-year, one million dollar contract. The fiery Richards has won two Stanley Cups with the Los Angeles Kings, which is awesome. He’s also one of three players to ever drop the gloves with Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin, which is really awkward if you think about it.
The Richards/Ovechkin brouhaha occured during a 2006-07 preseason game between the Caps and Flyers. It was Ovechkin’s first career NHL fight.