Capitals’ Peter Laviolette Passes Dick Irvin For the 10th-Most Wins By A Head Coach in NHL History

The Washington Capitals5-3 win over the Nashville Predators at Capital One Arena Wednesday night marked a milestone for head coach Peter Laviolette, who passed Dick Irvin (691) for the 10th-most wins by a head coach in NHL history.

Since Laviolette joined the Capitals at the start of the 2020-21 season, Washington is 55-21-12, good for a .693 points percentage.

According to The Athletic’s Tarik El-Bashir, Laviolette is now chasing ninth-place held by Mike Babcock (700 wins).

Laviolette is having a good season in his sophomore year as Capitals head coach. After the first game of the 2021-22 campaign, which was a 5-1 win over the New York Rangers on October 13, he became the winningest American-born head coach in NHL history. On November 24, he passed Pat Quinn (684) for the 11th-most wins by a head coach in NHL history.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is a fiction writer based out of the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area and an online student attending Full Sail University. She got her start in the entertainment industry at age seven as an actress. At the young age of nine, Della wrote a psychological thriller short story that sparked her interest in creative writing. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for sports. In her spare time, Della enjoys photography, traveling, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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