Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced Friday that the team has hired Todd Richards as an assistant coach. Richards rounds out Head Coach John Hynes's coaching staff and joins fellow assistant coaches Dan Lambert and Dan Hinote on the team's bench.

"We are extremely pleased to be able to bring in Todd and his expansive coaching background to our staff," Poile said. "He not only has an experienced resume, but a winning one as well, and further added to it this past season by winning the Stanley Cup with Tampa Bay. He began his rise through the professional ranks in our organization with the Milwaukee Admirals, and we are happy to have him back with us to complete John Hynes's coaching staff."

"We are incredibly excited to add Todd to our coaching staff," Hynes said. "He brings a wealth of experience and leadership to our staff and players. His work ethic, teaching ability and communication skills - as well as his experience in winning the Stanley Cup - will be a tremendous benefit to our team moving forward."

Richards, 54 (10/20/66), won the 2020 Stanley Cup as an assistant coach for the Lightning and brings 12 seasons of NHL coaching experience to the Predators organization.