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Pete Friesen

Head Athletic Trainer / Strength and Conditioning CoachPete Friesen

Pete Friesen is in his 20th season with the Carolina Hurricanes as the team’s head athletic trainer/strength and conditioning coach and his 36th year as a professional hockey trainer. Friesen is a dual board-certified Sport & Orthopedic Physical Therapist, certified in both the United States and Canada as an Athletic Trainer/Therapist. He is also certified as a massage therapist and dry needler. He is responsible for the institution of training and dietary standards, preparation of rehabilitation programs and treatment of acute injuries for all Carolina Hurricanes players.
    
In addition to his work with professional teams, Friesen has been associated with the Canadian Olympic and International programs for the last 30 seasons, including serving as the Head Trainer for Team Canada’s gold medal-winning team during the 2004 World Championship in the Czech Republic. He again served as Head Trainer for Canada at the 2011 World Championship in Slovakia, and has been to 10 IIHF World Championships with five gold medals. Friesen has advised six different Canadian programs including men’s and women’s ice hockey, field hockey, soccer, figure skating, softball, wrestling, gymnastics and volleyball in preparation for their respective tournaments. Combining the different elements of each sport, Friesen strives to show athletes various ways of developing elements of their bodies in a true cross-training fashion. He also is a medical lecturer at Duke’s School of Physical Therapy in the areas of Sports, Orthopedics and Exercise.
    
A graduate of Bemidji State (MN) with bachelor’s degrees in education and physical education, Friesen has since earned a master’s degree in sports medicine and physical therapy from the University of Saskatchewan and a doctorate in physical therapy from Arcadia University. Prior to joining the Carolina Hurricanes, Friesen was the head trainer at the University of Saskatchewan and then the University of Alberta, and an assistant director for the Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic in Edmonton.
    
Pete and his wife, Shelley, reside in Knightdale, North Carolina, with their children, Jack, Chad and Taylor.

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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