Todd Richards Announced as Wild's New Head Coach

Joseph GuntherContributor IJune 16, 2009

UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 25: The Minnesota Wild leave the ice after warmups prior to their game against the New York Islanders on March 25, 2009 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Earlier Tuesday, the Minnesota Wild announced the hiring of Todd Richards to be the second head coach in team history.

Richards was the assistant coach of the San Jose Sharks last season. The Sharks won the President's Trophy as the best team in the NHL in the regular season.

Richards talked about implementing the system that propelled the San Jose Sharks to a division title and top seed in the Western Conference playoffs this season.

For more information on what specifically Richards' duties were with the Sharks and to read quotes from the press conference click Minnesota-Wild-Examiner~y2009m6d16-Richards-formally-announced-as-new-Minnesota-Wild-head-coach">here.