Blackhawks finalizing deal to name Luke Richardson head coach

Posted: 24/06/2022 in NHL
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The Chicago Blackhawks are set to name Luke Richardson as the team’s next head coach, Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli reports.

Richardson has been an assistant coach with the Montreal Canadiens since 2018. He’s also worked as an assistant with the Ottawa Senators and New York Islanders in his career, along with a stint as head coach of the Senators’ AHL affiliate.

The 53-year-old had a playing career spanning 1,417 NHL games with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Senators.

Derek King ended the 2021-22 season as the Blackhawks’ interim head coach. He took over for Jeremy Colliton in November but couldn’t get Chicago on track as the club finished seventh in the Central Division with a 28-42-12 record.

The Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, and Winnipeg Jets are the remaining teams with a head coaching vacancy.

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