Saturday, October 1, 2016
Predators Extend Laviolette Through '20-'21 Season
The Nashville Predators announced on Saturday that they have rewarded head coach Peter Laviollete with a two-year extension that locks him up through the 2020-2021 season. Laviolette, who took over for Barry Trotz in May of 2014, has guided the Predators to the playoffs in each of his first two seasons. The former coach of the Islanders, Hurricanes and Flyers won a Stanley Cup in 2006 with Carolina. The Preds have gone 88-52-24 under Laviolette. They lost in the first round of the 2014-2015 playoffs to the Blackhawks and in 2015-2016 they fell in seven games to the Sharks in the second round. According to CapFriendly, Laviolette was to make $2million for each of the next three years prior to the extension.