Capitals Honor Head Coach Peter Laviolette For Reaching 700 Career Wins

On February 15, 2022, Washington Capitals Head Coach Peter Laviolette recorded his 700th career win as an NHL bench boss, against one of his former clubs the Nashville Predators. On the final day of February and on a night in which the Caps celebrated Black History Month, the club honored their head coach for his milestone achievement.

During the first period of their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Capitals paid tribute to Laviolette’s 700th career win behind an NHL bench with a video played on the team’s jumbotron.

The video features Laviolette’s past and former players and colleagues. In 1,320 games coached entering the team’s tilt against Toronto, Laviolette held a 701-457-25-37 (including ties) record, for a Points Percentage of .592. In 148 Stanley Cup Playoff games coached, Laviolette holds a 76-72 record, with three trips to the Stanley Cup Finals and a victory with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006. In 110 games as Washington’s head coach, Laviolette holds a regular season record of 64-32-14, and a 1-4 postseason record.

Earlier this season, Laviolette surpassed John Tortorella as the winningest American-born bench boss in NHL history, and is one of just 10 coaches ever to reach the seven-century mark in victories.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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