Scouting The 2014-’15 Binghamton Senators: Coaching Staff

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Assit. Coach Steve Stirling

Age: 64 (Nov 9, 1949)
Birthplace: Clarkson, ONT
Hgt/Wgt: 5’9 160 lbs
Acquired: Signed as a free agent in July of 2010.


  • Impressive coaching career spanning over 868 AHL games, 124 NHL and 311 Collegiate contests.
  • Won the Calder Cup in 2011 serving as assistant coach for Kurt Kleinendorst while in the hospital recovering from a heart attack in the finals.
  • Familiar surroundings as I remember seeing Stirls as a teenager, skate on this very same ice as a member of the NAHL Broome Dusters back in 1975-’76 (24 goals, 26 assists in 63 games). Flashy player with a scoring knack playing center.
  • Helped Luke settle into his new surroundings in 2012 as a mentor and provider of valuable knowledge about what it takes to handle adversities in the minors in using his experience of his 30 years of coaching. Served for two seasons as head coach of the NY Islanders. (2003-’04, 2005-’06)

Outlook: Turned the power play around to one of the best in the league over the last two seasons. Will have some challenges ahead in giving a hand on the newly formed defense. Player’s love playing for him as he earns unconditional respect having what he has given to the hockey world. Next in line to take over the reign’s when Richardson finally moves on?