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PETER LAVIOLETTE NAMED HEAD COACH FOR TEAM USA

Tuesday, 04.26.2005 / 1:44 PM ET / News
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PETER LAVIOLETTE NAMED HEAD COACH FOR TEAM USA

Will lead American squad at World Championships in Austria

Peter Laviolette
Laviolette will serve as head coach of the U.S Men’s National Team at the 2005 IIHF World Championship.
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RALEIGH, N.C. (March 29. 2005) – USA Hockey today announced that Carolina Hurricanes head coach Peter Laviolette will serve as head coach of the United States Men’s National Team at the 2005 International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship, to be held April 30-May 15 in Innsbruck and Vienna, Austria. Tampa Bay Lightning coach John Tortorella will serve as associate coach.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Team USA in this year’s World Championships,� said Laviolette. “I look forward to working with John Tortorella and the USA Hockey staff to build upon the experiences from last year’s World Championships.�

In 2004 Laviolette helped assure the United States’ spot in the 2006 Olympic Games in Torino, Italy, when he guided Team USA to the bronze medal at the IIHF World Championships in the Czech Republic. Laviolette’s Team USA advanced to the tournament’s Medal Round with wins against Russia and Denmark in the Qualifying Round, and assured at least a fourth place finish when it downed host Czech Republic in its first Medal Round game. After a 3-2 loss to Sweden in the semifinals, the United States downed Slovakia 1-0 in a shootout to take the bronze.

Laviolette was named the 11th head coach in Hurricanes franchise history on Dec. 15, 2003, and led the Hurricanes to a 20-22-6-4 record in the final 52 games of 2003-04. The Franklin, Mass., native served as head coach for the New York Islanders and posted a 77-68-19 (6 OTL) record in 164 games during the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons. In two seasons with Laviolette at the helm, the Islanders qualified for the postseason both years after missing the playoffs each of the seven previous seasons.

A former defenseman, Laviolette was born on July 12, 1964. 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 represented the United States in the 1988 and 1994 Olympics, serving as captain of the 1994 Olympic squad.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
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13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 70 21 28 -12 49
J. Faulk 75 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 74 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 70 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 73 11 20 -12 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 71 8 17 -13 25
J. McClement 75 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 47 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 39 4 16 -7 20
 
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A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60