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Richardson feels he missed out on experience of NHL interviews

Luke Richardson is returning to the Binghamton Senators for a fourth season on a one-year contract extension. In his first three years, he's led the B-Sens to the playoffs twice and posted a 122-82-11-13 record.

Before signing the extension with the Senators, there were rumors swirling that he might be bound for an NHL job. The Buffalo Sabres were the most likely landing spot with some noise being given to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers, and San Jose Sharks. Richardson says the phone never rang, and that's okay because returning to Binghamton is perfectly fine. However, he says that he wishes he had the experience of going through the NHL interview process.

"I'm really happy the way things turned out," he said. "The only disappointment was maybe not having that experience of going through that process of of going through the interviews to see maybe where I can grow and be better as a coach and be prepared for those situations. Or maybe where someone said 'you are very prepared in this area, or you need a little more presentation in this area.' Those are some things I thought of that I was missing out on but really, for the job offer, I'm really content to be where I am and I think I do a good job of helping the young guys."

The B-Sens home opener is scheduled for October 10th.