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HURRICANES NAME PETER LAVIOLETTE HEAD COACH

Thursday, 12.18.2003 / 3:09 PM / News
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HURRICANES NAME PETER LAVIOLETTE HEAD COACH

Paul Maurice Relieved of Head Coaching Duties

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Paul Maurice and Randy Ladouceur, right, were relieved of their duties by the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday.
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RALEIGH, N.C. – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that Peter Laviolette (Lah-vee-oh-leht) has been named as the franchise’s 11th head coach. Laviolette replaces Paul Maurice, the team’s coach for the past nine seasons, and the team’s only head coach since relocating to North Carolina in 1997.

Hurricanes assistant coach Kevin McCarthy, and recently-retired Carolina forward Jeff Daniels will join Laviolette behind the bench. Assistant Coach Randy Ladouceur and Goaltending Consultant Don Edwards have been relieved of their duties.

Laviolette most recently coached the New York Islanders and posted a 77-68-19 (6 overtime losses) regular-season record in 164 games during the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons, good for a .527 winning percentage. The Islanders qualified for the postseason both years after missing the playoffs each of the seven prior seasons.

“We welcome Peter to the Carolina Hurricanes organization,” said Rutherford. “He brings experience and an aggressive coaching style to the Hurricanes.”

Prior to joining the Islanders, Laviolette served as an assistant coach with the Boston Bruins after coaching the Providence Bruins, Boston’s American Hockey League affiliate, in 1998-99 and 1999-00. Providence posted a 56-15-4 regular-season record in 1998-99 and went 15-4 in the playoffs to capture the Calder Cup as the AHL’s top team, and Laviolette was named AHL Coach of the Year.

A former defenseman, Laviolette was born on July 12, 1964, in Franklin, Mass. He spent most of his 11-year professional playing career in the AHL and IHL, but did play 12 NHL games with the New York Rangers during the 1988-89 season. He also represented the United States in the 1988 and 1994 Olympics, serving as captain of the 1994 Olympic squad.

Maurice posted a 268-307-99 (16 overtime losses) (.471) regular-season record in nine seasons with the Hurricanes franchise. He leaves as the franchise’s all-time leader in games coached (674), regular-season wins (268), playoff wins (17) and playoff games coached (35). Carolina captured Southeast Division titles in 1999 and 2002, and the 2002 Eastern Conference championship during his tenure.

“We thank Paul, Randy and Don for their service to our team,” said Rutherford, "Paul has made a big contribution to the building blocks of this franchise."

The Hurricanes take to the ice Thursday at the RBC Center against the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7 p.m. Tickets are available via the RBC Center’s Dodge Box Office, by calling TicketMaster at 919-834-4000.

Peter Laviolette’s Career Coaching Record
Regular Season Playoffs
Year Team Lge G W L T OTL PTS G W L Result
1997-98 Wheeling Thunderbirds ECHL 70 37 24 9 - 83 15 8 7 Lost in Semifinals
1998-99 Providence Bruins AHL 76 56 16 4 - 120 19 15 4 Won Calder Cup
1999-2000 Providence Bruins AHL 80 33 38 8 - 75 14 10 4 Lost in Semifinals
2000-01 New York Islanders NHL 82 42 32 8 4 96 7 3 4 Lost in Quarterfinals
2001-02 New York Islanders NHL 82 35 36 11 2 83 5 1 4 Lost in Quarterfinals
NHL Totals (2 seasons) 164 77 68 19 6 .527 12 4 8

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 61 12 28 -16 40
E. Staal 56 18 19 -10 37
E. Lindholm 60 11 16 -16 27
J. Skinner 56 16 10 -16 26
R. Nash 58 7 15 -9 22
N. Gerbe 57 7 15 -11 22
V. Rask 59 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 61 6 12 3 18
J. Staal 25 4 12 -2 16
A. Nestrasil 33 4 10 4 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 17 19 4 .913 2.37
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .906 2.60