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Pete Friesen

Head Athletic Trainer / Strength and Conditioning CoachPete Friesen

Pete Friesen is in his 19th season with the Carolina Hurricanes as the team’s head athletic trainer/strength and conditioning coach and his 35th year as a professional hockey trainer. Friesen is a certified strength and conditioning coach, certified as a performance enhancement & corrective exercise specialist and massage therapist, a board-certified Sport & Orthopedic Physical Therapist, and is certified in both the United States and Canada as an Athletic Trainer/Therapist. He is responsible for the institution of training and dietary standards, preparation of rehabilitation programs and treatment of acute injuries for all 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 now been to 10 II HF World Championships. 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.

A graduate of Bemidji State (MN) with bachelor’s degrees in education and physical education, Friesen also earned a master’s degree in sports medicine and physical therapy from the University of Saskatchewan. Prior to joining the Hurricanes, Friesen was the head trainer at both the University of Saskatchewan and then the University of Alberta.

Pete and his wife, Shelley, reside in Knightdale, North Carolina, with their children, Jack (23), Chad (22) and Taylor (19).

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72