Kristen Laviolette Wiki – Kristen Laviolette Biography
Kristen Laviolette is the wife of Peter Laviolette, an American professional ice hockey coach for the Washington Capitals and former player. He was previously the head coach of the New York Islanders, Carolina Hurricanes, Nashville Predators, and Philadelphia Flyers.
The Washington Capitals have named Peter Laviolette the team’s head coach, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
“Peter is a successful NHL head coach who has won a Stanley Cup and brings a wealth of experience to our team,” said MacLellan. “We feel he is a great communicator who will motivate our players to play with passion, structure, and discipline, while helping our young players reach their potential. Also, he is a high-character individual who is highly respected for his coaching pedigree, all of which make him the ideal person to lead our team to compete for the Stanley Cup.”
“I’m thankful and excited for the opportunity to lead this hockey club,” said Laviolette. “This is a winning organization with high expectations. I look forward to coaching this tremendous group of players and bringing my experience and vision to the team.”
Laviolette, 55, becomes the 19th head coach in Capitals history and brings 18 years of NHL head coaching experience to the organization, having previously coached the New York Islanders (2001-03), the Carolina Hurricanes (2003-08), the Philadelphia Flyers (2009-13), and the Nashville Predators (2014-20). Laviolette compiled a career coaching record of 637-425-25-123, ranks second in wins among U.S. born coaches and 16th most in NHL history.
Laviolette became the fourth American-born coach to win the Stanley Cup in 2006 with Carolina. In his career, Laviolette has led 11 teams to postseason appearances and has an overall record of 75-68 in the playoffs. Laviolette is the fourth coach in NHL history to lead three different teams to the Stanley Cup Final (Carolina: 2006; Philadelphia: 2010; Nashville: 2017), joining Dick Irvin, Scotty Bowman, and Mike Keenan.
Laviolette-coached teams have consistently ranked well offensively and defensively. In 13 full seasons, his teams have ranked in the top 10 in goals seven times. In six seasons with Nashville, Laviolette led the Predators to 248 wins. In his first season in Nashville in 2014-15, the Predators improved by nine wins and 16 points in the standings, with Laviolette and his staff representing the team at the All-Star Game. In the spring of 2017, the Laviolette-led Predators became the third club seeded lowest in its conference to advance to the Stanley Cup Final since the league adopted the conference-based playoff format in 1994. The club followed that up with the best record in franchise history (53-18-11, 117 points), a Presidents’ Trophy, and a Central Division title in 2017-18. In six seasons under Laviolette, the Predators ranked fourth (excluding Vegas) in the NHL with a 52.1 shot attempt percentage at five-on-five (19,082 shot attempts for, 17,565 against). Additionally, Nashville was tied with Los Angeles for the least amount of goals against in the NHL (1,051) in his five full seasons.
Kristen Laviolette Age
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Kristen Laviolette & Peter Laviolette
Kristen and Peter celebrated their wedding on June 3rd,1996. The Laviolettes now have three wonderful children — Peter, Jack, and Elisabeth. While playing for Providence, Peter had spotted Kristen at the Delta Airlines counter of Boston’s Logan International Airport. “Oh my God, will you look at her?” he told his teammates. “Go on over and ask her out,” the boys smirked.
Peter did just that. He ambled over and said hi, giving the beautiful young lady his number and hoping she’d call. When he returned to where his team waited, he sighed, “Boys, I’ve just met my future wife!”
“Yeah, sure! We’ll see,” they snickered. After a couple of days waiting on pins and needles for the phone to ring, Peter finally did hear from Kristen, and the rest, as they say, is history. Ten years of history. The Laviolettes now have three wonderful children — Peter, Jack, and Elisabeth.
At the beginning of the hockey season in 2006, Peter promised Kristen gold, silver, and diamonds. Regrettably, as coach of Team USA at the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, Laviolette was unable to bring home the gold, but there on the ice at the RBC Center in Raleigh on Monday, June 19, Peter delivered on the second of his promises.
“There you go, honey. The Stanley Cup — there’s your silver!” A moment later, standing on the ice with the tumult of a Stanley Cup celebration unfolding around them, the coach delivered on his third promise, too. Reaching into his pocket, he pulled out a spectacular anniversary ring. Handing it to his wife, Peter said, “Happy tenth anniversary, Kristen. Here are the diamonds I promised you. I love you, honey!“