Appointed Assistant Coach on July 9, 2018, Luke Richardson has over 25 years of NHL experience, including four seasons as an Assistant Coach in the NHL and 304 games as a Head Coach in the American Hockey League. An Assistant Coach with the New York Islanders in 2017-18, he also led Canada to the Spengler Cup in 2016-17.
Now 49, Richardson was the Head Coach of the Binghamton Senators, Ottawa's AHL affiliate, where he posted a record of 153-120-31 in 304 regular season games from 2012 to 2016. He made his NHL coaching debut with the Senators during the 2008-09 season as an assistant coach before leaving at the end of the 2011-12 season.
A first round selection by Toronto in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, Richardson spent 21 seasons in the NHL. The defenseman played in 1,417 regular season games with the Toronto, Philadelphia, Columbus, Tampa Bay and Ottawa, recording 201 points (35 goals, 166 assists) and serving 2,055 penalty minutes. In 69 Stanley Cup playoff contests, he added eight assists. On the international stage, Richardson was a member of the Canadian Team at the 1987 World Junior Championship, as well as the IIHF World Championship in 1994 and 1996 winning gold and silver.