Peter Laviolette was hired as the Washington Capitals’ new coach Tuesday morning. He’s the 19th coach in franchise history.
“I’m thankful and excited for the opportunity to lead this hockey club,” Laviolette said in a Capitals’ press release. “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 celebrated his new three-year, $12-plus million contract by raising a Washington Capitals flag in the backyard of his New Hampshire lakehouse.