Richard Matvichuk is an NHL defenseman, currently signed with the New Jersey Devils. Matvichuk was drafted eighth overall in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota North Stars, and made the transition, along with several other players, including Mike Modano and Derian Hatcher, to the franchise's move to Dallas, and played 733 regular season games as a Dallas Star. Matvichuk played 12 years for the Stars, scoring 38 goals and 129 assists, although a rather low average of penalty minutes, when compared with his physical style of play. He became a free agent in the 2004 NHL offseason . He was later signed by the New Jersey Devils, making a similar Stars to Devils transition like Jamie Langenbrunner, Joe Nieuwendyk, etc.