Richards And Rangers Aid Sandy Relief In Staten Island


Andy Salcedo:

From CBS New York and The Associated Press.

Originally posted on CBS New York:

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York Rangers’ assistant captain Brad Richards and several of his teammates participated in a benefit skate on Friday to help in the relief efforts on Staten Island after Superstorm Sandy.

Richards, who signed with the Rangers last offseason, and led them to the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference last postseason, partnered with a high school team to organize “Skating for Sandy.”

Defensemen Steve Eminger, Dan Girardi, Anton Stralman and Marc Staal as well as forwards Carl Hagelin, Brian Boyle, Ryan Callahan, Jeff Halpern, Taylor Pyatt and Marian Gaborik joined Richards at the Staten Island Skating Pavilion for two afternoon sessions with area children.

Rangers and some of his Rangers teammates also worked behind bar at a relief party at Yellow Hook Grille in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

“Being part of the community makes you a part of everyday life,” Richards said.

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