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Former Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild head coach and present Nashville Predators assistant coach Todd Richards is predicted to make a full restoration after he suffered a coronary heart assault on Friday.
The Predators introduced Richards was launched from the hospital and is “resting comfortably” in his house.
Nashville employed him as an assistant coach in October 2020, and the crew went 31-23-2 throughout his one season on the bench. The Predators misplaced within the first spherical to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Richards performed professionally for 13 seasons, making eight appearances in NHL video games for the Hartford Whalers throughout the 1990-91 and 1991-92 campaigns, earlier than he joined the teaching ranks.
The 54-year-old was an assistant coach for the San Jose Sharks earlier than main the Wild to a 77-71-16 document in two seasons as the pinnacle coach. The Blue Jackets went 127-112-21 underneath his course in 5 seasons, and he spent 4 years as an assistant coach for the Tampa Bay Lightning previous to becoming a member of the Predators.
The Lightning gained the 2020 Stanley Cup with Richards on the teaching workers.