NHL: Philadelphia 2, Florida 1

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Brayden Schenn and Braydon Coburn each scored a first-period goal Tuesday and Philadelphia held on to down Florida 2-1 in new Coach Craig Berube's debut.
Flyers fire Laviolette after 0-3-0 NHL start

Flyers fire Laviolette after 0-3-0 NHL start

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Peter Laviolette has been fired as coach of the Philadelphia Flyers and replaced by Craig Berube just three games into the season, the NHL team said Monday.
Laviolette gets extension from Flyers

Laviolette gets extension from Flyers

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Coach Peter Laviolette has been given a contract extension by the Philadelphia Flyers, the NHL team said Wednesday.

NHL fines coaches LaViolette, Granato

NEW YORK, April 2 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Flyers head Coach Peter Laviolette and Pittsburgh Penguins assistant Tony Granato were fined Monday for a weekend incident involving the clubs.
NHL: Philadelphia 6, Pittsburgh 4

NHL: Philadelphia 6, Pittsburgh 4

PITTSBURGH, April 1 (UPI) -- Wayne Simmonds' power-play tally ignited a four-goal, third-period onslaught Sunday that carried the Philadelphia Flyers to a 6-3 win over Pittsburgh.

Laviolette, Vigneault are all-star coaches

NEW YORK, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The NHL Tuesday named the Vancouver Canucks' Alain Vigneault and the Philadelphia Flyers' Peter Laviolette as coaches for one of the all-star teams.
Flyers G Leighton to start Game 6

Flyers G Leighton to start Game 6

PHILADELPHIA, June 8 (UPI) -- Goalie Michael Leighton will get the start in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals despite being pulled earlier, Coach Peter Laviolette indicated Tuesday.

NHL: Pittsburgh 5, Carolina 2

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Sidney Crosby assisted on four goals Thursday and the Pittsburgh Penguins rolled past the struggling Carolina Hurricanes 5-2.
Carolina Hurricanes fire coach Laviolette

Carolina Hurricanes fire coach Laviolette

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Carolina Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford announced Wednesday coach Peter Laviolette has been replaced by former coach Paul Maurice.

NHL: Carolina 2, Ottawa 1

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Joe Curvo's late third period goal Friday night boosted the Carolina Hurricanes to a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators.

NHL: Carolina 6, New Jersey 0

RALEIGH, N.C., May 6 (UPI) -- Cam Ward had 21 saves for his first career playoff shutout Saturday as Carolina beat New Jersey, 6-0, in Game One of the NHL Eastern Conference semifinals.

NHL: NY Rangers 4, Carolina 3

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Michael Nylander garnered a goal and three assists Saturday while leading the New York Rangers to a 4-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.

NHL Hurricanes sign Cole, Boulerice

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The NHL Carolina Hurricanes Friday reached contract terms with forwards Erik Cole and Jesse Boulerice.

Modano named U.S. hockey team captain

ROSENHEIM, Germany, April 28 (UPI) -- Mike Modano has been named captain of Team USA in the world hockey championships.

Laviolette to coach U.S. hockey team

COLORADO SPRINGS, March 29 (UPI) -- Carolina Coach Peter Laviolette will again coach Team USA in the International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championships, it was announced Tuesday.
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Peter Laviolette
Carolina Hurricanes coach Peter Laviolette watches his team during the first period against the Buffalo Sabres at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, on November 13, 2006. (UPI Photo/Grant Halverson)

Peter Laviolette Jr. (born December 7, 1964) is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman and is the current head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was previously the head coach of the New York Islanders and Carolina Hurricanes, the latter whom he led to a Stanley Cup championship in 2006.

As a player, Laviolette spent the majority of his 10-year career playing for various minor league teams. He played twelve games in the NHL for the New York Rangers during the 1988–89 season. Laviolette also played for the United States in the Olympics twice (1988 and 1994). Laviolette played collegiate hockey at Westfield State College, Westfield, Massachusetts.

He began his coaching career as head coach of the ECHL Wheeling Nailers. In one season as coach, he led his team to a 37–24–9 record and a berth in the playoffs, wherein they lost in the third round. He left Wheeling to take over the head coaching job for the Providence Bruins. In 1998–99 he coached the team to a 56–15–4 regular-season record. In the playoffs Providence won the American Hockey League (AHL) Championship with a 15–4 playoff record. Laviolette was named AHL Coach of the Year.

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