The Washington Capitals‘ 5-3 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.
With the Capitals’ win against Nashville, Peter Laviolette has passed Dick Irvin (691) for the 10th-most wins by a head coach in NHL history.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) December 30, 2021
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).
— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) December 30, 2021
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