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Richardson gets one-year extension to coach Baby Sens

Jul 18, 2013, 2:59 PM EDT

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Binghamton Senators head coach Luke Richardson has received a one-year contract extension, the Ottawa Senators announced today.

Richardson, a former hard-hitting NHL defenseman (just ask Tony Granato), led the Baby Sens to a 44-24-1-7 record in 2012-13, his first season behind the bench.

Also receiving one-year extensions were assistant coaches Steve Stirling and Matt Meacham.

Prior to taking over in Binghamton, Richardson spent three seasons as an assistant in Ottawa.

Perhaps a head-coaching job in the NHL is in the 44-year-old’s future?

When you consider what he’s been through off the ice, it’s hard not to root for him.

Related: Players think Luke Richardson is an ‘awesome’ head coach

  1. bengalguy - Jul 18, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    GREAT JOB BINGO…….Luke deserves it, great motivator, and x’s & o’s guy!
    LET’S GO SENS!!!!!!

  2. marchris72 - Jul 18, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Definitely rooting for him….LUUUUUUUKKKKEEE. Wasn’t always our best defenseman but laid it all out on the ice and would fight anyone for a teammate.

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