Capitals Present Silver Stick to Head Coach Peter Laviolette Recognizing 700 NHL Wins

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The Washington Capitals honored head coach Peter Laviolette on Wednesday with a silver stick, recognizing his recent achievement of 700 career wins, which ties him with Mike Babcock for ninth place on the All-Time list.

Prior to Wednesday’s practice, the guys presented Laviolette with a silver stick. “Thank you guys very much. I’ve been really lucky—I’ve worked with a lot of great coaches and a lot of great players…certainly get to work with that every day here, so it’s pleasure to be here with you guys.”

Laviolette hit the milestone on February 15, which was a 4-1 over his former club the Nashville Predators.

Already this season, he has moved past John Tortorella (673), Darryl Sutter (675), Pat Quinn (684), and Dick Irvin (691) in career wins. When he passed Tortorella, he reached first place in All-Time wins by a U.S.-born head coach. He has now tied Mike Babcock (700) for ninth place on the All-Time list. Alain Vigneault (722) currently holds eighth place for coaching wins in the NHL.

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