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Peter Laviolette
Head
Coach

Peter Laviolette was named as the second head coach in Nashville Predators history on May 6, 2014. Prior to being hired by Nashville, Laviolette was named as the 17th head coach in Flyers history on December 4, 2009. He also spent parts of five seasons as head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes (2003-04 to 2008-09), where he compiled a 167-122-34 record in 323 games. ...more
  
Kevin McCarthy
Assistant
Coach

Kevin McCarthy joined the Predators organization along with head coach Peter Laviolette on May 6, 2014. Prior to coming to Nashville, McCarthy served as assistant coach for the Philadelphia Flyers, working under current Predators head coach Peter Laviolette from 2009-2013. McCarthy had previously spent two years working in the Flyers front office from 1990-1992. ...more
  
Phil Housley
Assistant
Coach

Phil Housley was named assistant coach of the Nashville Predators on May 21, 2013. Housley coached the United States to a gold medal at the 2013 World Junior Championships and ranks fourth all-time among NHL defensemen in points (338g-894a-1,232pts). ...more
  
Ben Vanderklok
Goaltending
Coach

Ben Vanderklok joins the Predators as goaltending coach, after having served as the organization’s assistant goaltending coach from 2009 through 2014. Since 2009, Vanderklok has worked nearly all the goalies within the organization. ...more
  
Quote of the Day

Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'

— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis