Brad Richards hasn't wasted any time, as his Twitter account is already decked out in red, black and white, featuring a photo of him in a Blackhawks uniform.
Richards said Tuesday that the chance to play in Chicago is "an exciting opportunity;" one too good to pass up.
Very excited today about joint the @NHLBlackhawks and Playing in front of the great fans in a great city and wearing the Hawks jersey!!!!— Brad Richards (@BRichards_1991) July 2, 2014
But before he heads to the Windy City, he thanked the fans in New York who supported him over the last three seasons.
I can't thank the @NYRangers, their fans and NYC enough for an amazing experience. Tough to not finish the job but it was a great ride— Brad Richards (@BRichards_1991) July 2, 2014