Predators Honor Former Head Coach Peter Laviolette, Assistant Coach Kevin McCarthy, Defenseman Matt Irwin With Tribute Video

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It was a bittersweet moment for Peter Laviolette, who returned to Bridgestone Arena for the first time since becoming head coach for the Washington Capitals. The Nashville Predators honored their former bench boss along with assistant coach Kevin McCarthy and defenseman Matt Irwin with a tribute video during the first period of Tuesday’s game.

The video thanked the three of them for their time in Nashville.

Laviolette racked up 248 wins in six seasons with the Predators and took them to the Stanley Cup Final in 2017, where they lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games.

He is one win shy from becoming the tenth coach in NHL history to reach the 700-win milestone.

By Della Young

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Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Screenwriting from Regent University. Della comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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