| 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
194 lb (88 kg)
|Teams|| Genève-Servette HC (Swiss-B) |
Orlando Solar Bears (IHL)
Las Vegas Thunder (IHL)
Springfield Indians (AHL)
Hartford Whalers (NHL)
Fredericton Canadiens (AHL)
Sherbrooke Canadiens (AHL)
|Born|| October 20 1966,|
|NHL Draft|| 33rd overall, 1985|
|Pro Career||1989 – 2002|
Todd M. Richards (born October 20, 1966 in Crystal, Minnesota) is the head coach of the Minnesota Wild NHL Ice hockey franchise. He was formerly an American professional ice hockey defenceman and the head coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL. His younger brother Travis Richards was also a professional ice hockey defenceman.
He began his professional career with the Sherbrooke Canadiens during the 1989–90 AHL season. After being traded early the next season to the Hartford Whalers organization, he helped the Springfield Indians win the 1991 Calder Cup. Richards also made his NHL debut during that season, playing two games and recording four assists for the Whalers. Richards spent two more seasons with the Indians before beginning to play in the IHL, spending two seasons with the Las Vegas Thunder, and six seasons with the Orlando Solar Bears. He ended his playing career in 2002 with the Genève-Servette HC of the National League A in Switzerland.
After retiring from playing, Richards spent four seasons as an assistant coach for the Milwaukee Admirals. The Admirals advanced to the playoffs each year. In 2004, Milwaukee won the Calder Cup, after sweeping the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in four games.
On August 3, 2006, Richards became the fifth head coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. During his first season, he guided Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to a 51-24-2-4 record and a second-place finish in the AHL’s East Division. The Penguins advanced to the East Division Finals before falling to the Hershey Bears.
- 1994-95 Governor's Trophy
- Todd Richards's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Richard's bio at the San Jose Sharks official site
|Head Coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins|
| Succeeded by|
|Head Coach of the Minnesota Wild|
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota Wild Head Coaches|
|Lemaire • Richards • Yeo • Torchetti • Boudreau|