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Ducks to interview Richardson for coach job: report

Resigned from post with Ottawa AHL team last month

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Luke Richardson has been granted permission by the Ottawa Senators to interview for the Anaheim Ducks coaching position, The Columbus Dispatch reported Thursday.

Richardson resigned as coach of Ottawa's American Hockey League affiliate April 18. He had been coach of Binghamton since the 2012-13 season.

Binghamton went 31-38-6-1 and finished last in the North Division this season. In four seasons, Richardson went 153-120-17-14. He got Binghamton to the playoffs his first two seasons but lost in the first round each time.

His contract with the Senators runs through the end of the 2015-16 season.

Prior to coaching in the AHL, Richardson spent four seasons as an assistant with Ottawa. He played the last two of his 21 NHL seasons with the Senators and joined their coaching staff after retiring during the 2008-09 season.

The Ducks fired Bruce Boudreau on April 29.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Tuesday that the Ducks asked for permission to interview former Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo.

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