May 18, 2017
Luke Richardson patrolled the blue line for 1417 career National Hockey League games, including 387 in a Philadelphia Flyers uniform. His 21 year NHL career also saw him wear the sweaters of the Toronto Maple Leafs (two stints), Edmonton Oilers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Tampa Bay Lightning and Ottawa Senators.
He has been with the Ottawa Senators organization since his retirement following the 2008-09 season. Richardson spent time as both an assistant in Ottawa and the head coach for their American Hockey League affiliate in Binghamton. 13 players on the Senators current roster played for Richardson at some point in the AHL.
The Flyers will be able to see Richardson quite a bit going forward as he is returning the NHL and the Metropolitan Division.
The New York Islanders announced on Thursday morning that Richardson has been hired as an assistant on Doug Weight’s coaching staff. Weight and Richardson were teammates back when they both played in Edmonton.
Good luck Luke, expect when the Islanders play the Flyers!