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Peter Laviolette signs extension with Predators

Coach to remain with Nashville through 2020-21 season @NHL

Peter Laviolette signed a two-year contract extension to remain coach of the Nashville Predators, general manager David Poile announced Saturday.

Laviolette, 51, is 88-52-24 in two seasons with the Predators. They have made the Stanley Cup Playoffs each season after missing the playoffs in two straight seasons prior to his arrival. The contract runs through the 2020-21 season. 

Last season the Predators went 41-27-14, won the first wild card in the Western Conference and advanced to the Western Conference Second Round. Laviolette finished third in voting for the Jack Adams Award given to the NHL's top coach in his first season with Nashville in 2014-15, when the Predators had 47 wins and 104 points, each tied for the third-most in Nashville history, and finished second in the Central Division.

In 14 seasons with the New York Islanders, Carolina Hurricanes, Philadelphia Flyers and Predators, Laviolette is 477-334-87 with 25 ties in 923 games. He is 52-50 in 102 playoff games.

Laviolette coached the Hurricanes to the Stanley Cup in 2005-06, defeating the Edmonton Oilers in seven games, and lost the Cup Final to the Chicago Blackhawks in six games with the Flyers in 2009-10. Laviolette has reached the playoffs eight times.

The Predators hired Laviolette as their second coach May 6, 2014. Barry Trotz coached Nashville in its first 15 seasons; he is now coach of the Washington Capitals.

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