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Peter Laviolette lands a job with U.S. Men's National Team

Tim Tucker   ·   26 février 2020
Peter Laviolette, who was fired as head coach of the Nashville Predators in early January, has a new job. He's been named head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team that will participate in the 2020 International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship in Zurich and Lausanne, Switzerland, from May 8th to the 24th

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Where did the 1992 Winter Olympics take place?
ALBERTVILLE, FRANCE
CALGARY, CANADA
LILLEHAMMER, NORWAY
SOTCHI, RUSSIA


Laviolette has previously served as head coach of the 2014 U.S. Men’s National Team that won five of its eight games in the 2014 IIHF Men’s World Championship. He was also an assistant coach for the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team in Sochi, Russia, and was the head coach of the 2006 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team in Torino, Italy. Prior to that, Laviolette was head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team at the IIHF Men's World Championship in back-to-back years (2004, 2005), leading the United States to the bronze medal in 2004. He's also represented the U.S. in Olympic hockey twice as a player, in 1988 and 1994. He served as captain in the 1994 tournament.

“It’s great to have Peter as our head coach,” said Chris Drury, general manager of the 2020 U.S. Men’s National Team Team. “He brings significant international experience, both as a player and a coach, and his passion and desire to win align with our goal of bringing home the gold medal.”



Laviolette has a long resume as a head coach in the NHL, winning a Stanley Cup with Carolina in 2005-06. He also coached the Philadephia Flyers for parts of five seasons, reaching the Cup final in 2009-10, but losing to Chicago. His first stint as an NHL head coach came with the New York Islanders from 2001 to 2003.

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Where did the 1992 Winter Olympics take place?
ALBERTVILLE, FRANCE
CALGARY, CANADA
LILLEHAMMER, NORWAY
SOTCHI, RUSSIA
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