Scouting The 2014-’15 Binghamton Senators: Coaching Staff

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Head Coach Luke Richardson

Age: 45 (Mar 26, 1969)
Birthplace: Ottawa, ONT
Hgt/Wgt: 6’4 210 lbs
Acquired: Signed as a free agent in July of 2012.

Last Season: Binghamton Senators: 76 games 44 wins 26 losses 3 OTL 5 SOL, 1st Place East Division


  • A rock steady, tough blue liner spanning over 21 NHL seasons (1987-2009) with 1486 games including 69 playoff contests. Turned minor league coach in 2012 after three years as an assistant for the Ottawa Senators (2009-’12).
  • Served as Assistant Captain of the Edmonton Oilers (1994-’97). Served as Captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets (2003-’04, 2005-’06).
  • Respected figure behind the bench and is well-recognized around the league. Gets the most out of his players.
  • Devoted family man and his efforts in their D.I.F.D. movement raising public awareness in youth mental illness. Solid rapport within the organization.

Outlook: Won the East Title last season after missing it by a single point the season before, a difficult task in the competitive division. Has a loaded defensive line up in his wheel house that might take this club to the promise land once again. Criticism being his early exit’s in the first round as he needs to get out of the playoff funk having secured only one career coaching victory in seven post season contests.