Alumnus Luke Richardson Named Assistant Coach of NHL’s New York Islanders
The New York Islanders announced today that Peterborough Petes alumnus Luke Richardson will serve as an Assistant Coach under Head Coach Doug Weight.
Richardson played 122 games with the maroon and white across the 1985-86 and 1986-87 seasons, recording 19 goals, 50 assists and 69 points. He coached Canada’s National Men’s Team to the 2016 Spengler Cup Championship. He also helped Team Canada to a runner-up finish as an Assistant Coach at the 2016 Deutschland Cup. The Ottawa, ON, native spent four seasons as Head Coach of the American Hockey League’s Binghamton Senators from 2012-2016. Richardson was an Assistant Coach with the Ottawa Senators from 2009 to 2012.
“Luke brings a tireless work ethic and outstanding character to our organization,” Weight said. “He’ll have his hands on every aspect of the team, including our systems, skill development and team culture. Luke’s coaching experience, including four years running an organization as Head Coach in Binghamton, make him an excellent addition to our staff.”
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