Former Stanley Cup winning coach fired

Published April 14, 2023 at 5:45 PM

When an NHL team has a disappointing season, someone has to be held responsible. Today is the first day of the 2023 offseason for many teams and as such, a lot of coaches and upper management have been let go. The latest to go is a former Stanley cup winning coach.

According to the Washington Capitals official Twitter account, the team has parted ways with head coach, Peter Laviolette, take a look:

NEWS | The Washington Capitals and head coach Peter Laviolette have agreed to mutually part ways.

The Capitals missed the playoffs this year for the first time under Laviolette who held an impressive 115-78-27 record over 3 seasons in Washington.

Senior Vice President and general manager Brian MacLellan had this to say regarding the announcement

We are grateful for Peter's leadership and dedication to our organization for the last three seasons," said MacLellan. "Peter is a first-class individual who has represented our club with integrity and guided our team through many difficult circumstances in his tenure as our head coach. We wish him all the best moving forward