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Encyclopedia > Peter Laviolette

Peter Laviolette Jr. (born December 7, 1964 in Franklin, Massachusetts, USA) is an American former National Hockey League defenseman and current head coach. Since the 2003-04 NHL season, he has been head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes. He has also been the head coach of the New York Islanders and an assistant for the Boston Bruins. Laviolette, in his first year as coach, led the Islanders to the playoffs in 2002 after seven years of futility for the franchise. As a player, he played only twelve games in the NHL for the New York Rangers and spent the rest of his playing career among various minor league teams. December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... The Town of Franklin is a city located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... The modernized NHL shield logo debuted in 2005, replacing the orange and black shield, which had been used since the leagues inception. ... Defenceman (defenseman in American English) is a hockey player position on the ice whose responsibility is primarily defence. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... The 2003-04 NHL season was the 87th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team playing in the National Hockey League (NHL), and are based in Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, New York. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The New York Rangers (NYR) are a professional ice hockey team based in New York City, New York, USA. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


Laviolette coached the U.S. Olympic Men's Hockey Team at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Neve and Gliz, the 2006 Olympics mascots, on display in Turin The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, were held in Turin, Italy from February 10, 2006, through February 26, 2006. ... Location Region Piedmont Province Torino Area   – Total   – Water 130 km² (50 mi²) ##.# km² (#.# mi²) #.##% Population   – Total (2002)   – Density 857,433 6,596/km² Time zone CET: UTC+1 Latitude Longitude   45°04N 7°40E (##.#######, -##.#######)1. ...


He led the Hurricanes to their first Stanley Cup championship in the 2006 playoffs. Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Stanley Cup, originally called the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, is awarded each year by the National Hockey League to the champion of its playoff tournament. ... The NHL unveiled a new logo for the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs. ...


External link

  • Peter Laviolette stats on Hockeydb
Preceded by:
Lorne Henning
Head Coach of the New York Islanders
2001–2003
Succeeded by:
Steve Stirling
Preceded by:
Paul Maurice
Head Coach of the Carolina Hurricanes
2003-
Succeeded by:
Incumbent

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Peter Laviolette - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (170 words)
Peter Laviolette (born December 7, 1964 in Franklin, Massachusetts, USA) is an American former National Hockey League defenceman and current head coach.
Laviolette, in his first year as coach, led the Islanders to the playoffs in 2002 after seven years of futility for the franchise.
Laviolette coached the U.S. Olympic Men's Hockey Team at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
CNNSI.com - NHL Hockey - Isles GM introduces new coach as 'perfect fit' - Wednesday May 23, 2001 02:58 PM (714 words)
Laviolette left the Boston Bruins, the club he thought he would be leading next season, after one year as an assistant.
Laviolette was picked over Ted Nolan, a former NHL coach of the year with the Buffalo Sabres.
Laviolette, regarded as one of the league's promising assistants, was passed over for the Bruins' head coaching job twice in the past year.
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