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George Richards, FHN Publisher

George Richards is the publisher of Florida Hockey Now and has been the beat writer covering the NHL Florida Panthers since 2004 for the Miami Herald and The Athletic. During the 2017-18 season, George Richards covered the Blue Jackets for The Columbus Dispatch. In 2023, George Richards was named a finalist for Florida Sportswriter of the Year. George Richards is a native of Miami, began as a sports writer at The Herald while a senior at Cooper City High and lives in Plantation — about a 10-minute drive from Amerant Bank Arena.