Todd Richards Hired as Nashville Predators Assistant Coach

The Nashville Predators have selected their 2020-21 Assistant Coach. It’s been announced that Todd Richardson will be joining the professional hockey team, which likely meant a prominent payday. Assistant Coach Todd Richardson acquired the 2019-20 NHL Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightnings, which culminated his four-year stint with the team.

This is still a demotion when looking at Todd Richardson’s career. He previously was Head Coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets & Minnesota Wilds. Todd Richardson was likely hoping to ascertain his former role of Head Coach with the Nashville Predators. Rumours suggested this was possible and indicate that Richardson’s contract permits a promotion to Head Coach under certain conditions.

Nashville Predators General Manager released an official statement regarding the acquisition of Todd Richardson. David Poile expressed that his organization is pleased with obtaining Richardson, who has an extensive background in professional coaching. GM David Poile evoked that Asst Coach Richardson has proven himself a winner this year & that they’re happy to welcome Todd back to the Nashville Predators programmer.

Most have forgotten that the Milwaukee Admirals are Nashville’s secondary team, which is where Todd Richardson began his career nearly two decades ago. GM David Poile was pleased with offering an Assistant Coaching position, which likely indicated will turn into Head Coach by 2022-23. Todd Richardson is proving himself to the Nashville Predators a 2nd time almost guarantees his return to the role of Head Coach. His previous stint with the organization saw Richardson acquire the 2004 AHL Calder Cup with future hockey champions like Dan Hamhuis & Shea Weber.

A Wealth of Knowledge

The Head Coach for Nashville Predators evoked his support for Todd Richardson. Coach Hynes mentioned his prominent excitement to acquiring Richardson for the 2021-22 NHL Season. Hynes & Poile both believe that the wealth of knowledge, leadership, and experience brought by Todd Richardson will be overwhelming. Coach Hynes is correct when account for Richardson’s communication skillsets, teaching capabilities, and formidable work ethic. It should be clarified that the Nashville Predators didn’t issue details regarding this contract & its length sustainability. There’s a possibility that Todd Richardson’s role as Assistant Coach could be temporary to one season.