The Calgary Roughnecks announced today they have signed free agent goaltender Tyler Richards and re-signed defenceman Chad Cummings.

Richards, inked to a one year contract, is a nine-year National Lacrosse League veteran. He joins the Roughnecks after spending the previous eight seasons with the Vancouver Stealth franchise. The 30-year-old brings a lot of experience to the crease, having played more than career 5,000 minutes while making more than 3,600 saves. Richards was selected to NLL’s All-Rookie Team in 2009 and also helped the Stealth win the Champion’s Cup in 2010.

TYLER RICHARDS – GOALTENDER
HOMETOWN: Coquitlam, BC DOB: September 22, 1986
HEIGHT: 6’0” WEIGHT: 200 lbs.
NLL EXPERIENCE: Nine years SHOOTS: Right

NLL STATS GP MIN RECORD GAA SV SV%
2017 Regular Season 18 268.17 2-2 13.42 169 .738
Career 131 5384 37-51 9.972 3649 .692
Cummings returns to the Roughnecks on a two-year contract. The 26-year-old physical defender is coming off his first season in the NLL. He was originally selected by the Roughnecks in the fourth round of the 2012 NLL Entry Draft but had been on the team’s holdout list while finishing his collegiate hockey career as a member of the Golden Eagles at The College at Brockport.

Chad Cummings – DEFENCEMAN
HOMETOWN: Caledon, ON DOB: June 27, 1991
HEIGHT: 6’5” WEIGHT: 211 lbs.
NLL EXPERIENCE: One year SHOOTS: Left

NLL STATS GP G A PTS PIM SOG LB CTO
2017 Regular Season 18 0 7 7 12 5 61 13
Career 18 0 7 7 12 5 61 13