Blackhawks confirms Richardson has played NHL 1417 as head coach



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Luke Richardson has been confirmed as the head coach of the National Hockey League (NHL) Chicago “Blackhawks”, the team informs.

For the past four seasons, the 53-year-old has worked for the Montreal Canadiens as an assistant head coach. NHL Richardson has also been an assistant head coach at Ottawa’s Senators and New York’s Islanders.

Luke Glenn Richardson spent 21 seasons in the NHL, representing Toronto’s Maple Leafs, Edmonton’s Oilers, Philadelphia’s Flyers, Columbus’ Blue Jackets, Tampa’s Lightning and Ottawa’s Senators. In total, the former defender played 1,417 regular championship games in the league from 1987 to 2009, with 201 points (35 + 166) and 69 Stanley Cup matches (0 + 8).

Richardson has become the sixth coach to find a new job ahead of the upcoming season – May Lambert was appointed head coach of New York’s Islanders in May, Bruce Cassidium replaced Peter Debur in the Golden Knights in June, and John Tortorella was confirmed in Philadelphia. As head coach, Debur took over Dallas’ Stars, but Paul Morris was confirmed as head coach of the Florida Panthers last week.

The NHL also has Boston Bruins, Detroit’s Red Wings and Winnipeg’s Jets in search of a head coach.

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