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Peter Laviolette

Born:December 7, 1964Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:Franklin, MA, USAPosition:Defense
Known For:Reached Cup Finals with 3 Different TeamsShoots:Left
National Team:USA

Peter Philip Laviolette Jr. (born December 7, 1964) is an American professional ice hockey coach and former player who is currently the head coach of the New York Rangers in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was previously the head coach of the New York Islanders, Carolina Hurricanes, Nashville Predators, Philadelphia Flyers, and Washington Capitals.

He coached the Hurricanes to a Stanley Cup win in 2006, and later coached the Flyers to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2010, and the Predators in 2017. Laviolette is the fourth coach in NHL history to lead three teams to the Stanley Cup Finals. He played 12 NHL games, all with the New York Rangers.

Years as a NHL player: 1988-89

Years as a NHL coach: 2001-present

Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette
Nashville Predators former head coach Peter Laviolette (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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Coaching History


  • 1998-99 AHL Coach of the Year (Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award)
  • 1999-00 AHL All-Star Game
  • 2001-02 ECHL Alumnus of the Month (February)
  • 2003-04 World Championship Bronze Medal
  • 2005-06 NHL Stanley Cup Champion
  • 2010-11 NHL All-Star Game (co-Head Coach)
  • 2014-15 NHL All-Star Game (Head Coach)
  • 2017-18 NHL All-Star Game (Head Coach)