CHICAGO (TOC) — The Chicago Blackhawks have employed Luke Richardson as their subsequent head coach, the group introduced Monday.
Richardson, who served as an assistant coach for the Montreal Canadiens, changed interim head coach Derek King.
“We’re excited having a seasoned coach like Luke be a part of the group as head coach,” mentioned Common Supervisor Kyle Davidson. “Luke shares our imaginative and prescient and objectives for the long run, and he may have an alternative to construct an surroundings and tradition of high-performance, exhausting work and excessive
accountability. All through the interview course of, it turned evident that he not solely had each high quality we had been trying for in a head coach, however additionally is a high-character particular person that was excellent to steer this subsequent period of the Chicago Blackhawks.”
Richardson, 53, has been an assistant coach on the Canadiens’ bench for 4 seasons.
“I’m honored to be trusted with this chance to educate an Authentic Six franchise just like the Chicago Blackhawks,” mentioned Richardson. “I look ahead to working with Kyle, Jeff Greenberg, Norm Maciver and the remainder of the Hockey Operations group along with having the steering of Rocky Wirtz, Danny Wirtz and Jamie Faulkner. Collectively, we are going to work to direct the group on a journey that we consider will obtain success. Clear communication, a plan, exhausting work and execution will lead us to that success.
I plan to create an surroundings of belief with our group. With belief, relationships will kind and develop, thus permitting everybody to blossom and execute their function. My philosophy is to be higher at the moment than we had been yesterday and, to attain that, we are going to want dedication and consistency.”
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