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Peter Laviolette

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

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

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

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

It's cool when you think about how many great American players have played the game and the two players that were at that 18-game point streak and what they've done in their careers. It's pretty cool right now, but it was kind of overshadowed by the loss.

— Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after breaking the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Kings
World Cup of Hockey 2016