The Islanders hired Luke Richardson as an Assistant Coach on May 18, 2017.
Richardson 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.
As a player, Richardson appeared in 1,417 regular-season NHL games from 1987 to 2008 with six different teams, totaling 201 points (35 goals, 166 assists). The defenseman added eight assists in 69 Stanley Cup Playoff games. Richardson won gold with Team Canada at the 1994 World Championship and added a silver medal in 1996.