Penguins' GM hires minor-league coach
Friday, August 04, 2006
From local and wire reports
Todd Richards, an assistant coach with the American Hockey League Milwaukee Admirals the past four seasons, was named head coach of the Penguins' AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton yesterday.
Penguins general manager Ray Shero worked with Richards as assistant general manager of the Nashville Predators.
Richards, 39, was a defenseman for the University of Minnesota and with several pro organizations, mostly in the minor leagues. He played in eight NHL games.
He replaces Joe Mullen, who coached the Baby Penguins for the second half of the 2005-06 season after Michel Therrien was promoted to take the Penguins coaching job.