Philadelphia Flyers agree to two-year extension with Head Coach Peter Laviolette
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By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie)
The Philadelphia Flyers announced this morning that Head Coach Peter Laviolette was signed to a two-year contract extension.
“We are thrilled to have Peter continue his work with our group as we push to compete for the Stanley Cup,” General Manager Paul Holmgren said. “Peter has done a terrific job for us and is very deserving of this extension.”
Laviolette, 47, is entering his fourth season as head coach of the Flyers. He was hired on December 4, 2009 to replace John Stevens, who was fired following a disappointing start to the 2009-10 season. Laviolette coached the team to a berth in the Stanley Cup Finals in his first season.
Under Laviolette’s tenure, the Flyers have posted a 122-73-26 regular season record, and a 23-22 record in the postseason. The team has advanced past the first round of the playoffs in each of Laviolette’s three seasons as head coach.
The coach’s current contract was set to expire upon the conclusion of the 2012-13 season. But this extension, which had been rumored for days, will keep him behind the bench through the 2014-15 season.