Philadelphia Flyers Sign Peter Laviolette To Multi-Year Contract Extension
Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren on Wednesday announced that the team has come to terms with coach Peter Laviolette on a multi-year contract extension.
Details of the extension were not disclosed, but CSNPhilly.com is reporting the new extension is for two years, starting after his current contract expires after the 2012-13 season. .
Laviolette, who was named the 17th head coach in Flyers history on December 4, 2009, is 112-73-26 in the regular season and 23-22 in the playoffs during his tenure in Philadelphia.
“We are thrilled to have Peter continue his work with our group as we push to compete for the Stanley Cup,” Holmgren said. “Peter has done a terrific job for us and is very deserving of this extension.”
Laviolette, 47, has led the Flyers to back-to-back 47-win seasons. The Flyers have won at least one playoff series in each of his three seasons. After going to the Stanley Cup Final in 2010, the past two seasons have seen the Flyers eliminated in the conference semifinals, including a five-game series loss to the New Jersey Devils this spring.
Since hiring Laviolette, Philadelphia has the third-most wins in the Eastern Conference (122), behind only Pittsburgh and Washington, who have each 127 wins. Over the past two full seasons, the Flyers are second in the Eastern Conference and third in the NHL in points (209).
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