A speedy winger who played almost 17 seasons for five NHL teams, twice scoring 50 or more goals, Richer fought a long battle with clinical depression and thoughts of suicide, sometimes when he was behind the wheel of his Porsche 911. “Oh, yeah, going 140 mph,” he told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in 2011. "I didn't hit anything. I just kept going. When you get home and realize it, that's when you start crying. You shake. You're scared like, "What am I doing?’” After walking out of the Washington Capitals training camp in Sept. 2000, Richer realized he didn’t want to live anymore, but found the strength to start successful counseling.