Luke Richardson returns to the Senators coaching staff, where he served in a part-time capacity during the 2009-10 season. Following his retirement as an active player during 2008-09 campaign, Richardson joined Cory Clouston’s coaching staff for the final three months of the season.
Richardson, who joins assistant coach Brad Lauer as the second former Senators player working behind Ottawa’s bench, recorded two goals, nine points and 43 penalty minutes in 78 games over parts of two seasons with the Senators.
The 20-year NHL veteran played in 1,417 career games with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Tampa Bay Lightning and the Senators, scoring 35 goals, 166 assists and recorded 2,055 penalty minutes. The Ottawa native has added eight assists and 130 penalty minutes in 69 career NHL playoff games.
Richardson was Toronto’s first pick, seventh overall, in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft.
He and his wife, Stephanie, live in Ottawa with their daughters, Morgan and Daron.