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HURRICANES NAME PETER LAVIOLETTE HEAD COACH

Thursday, 12.18.2003 / 3:09 PM ET / 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 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
N. Hanifin 79 4 18 -14 22
J. Slavin 63 2 18 1 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81