Laviolette has been a head coach in the NHL now for three
seasons. He was the bench boss for the New York Islanders for
the 01/02 & 02/03 seasons leading the the team both
seasons to the first round of the playoffs.
December 15, 2003 the Carolina Hurricanes made Peter the 11th
coach in team history.
coached the Providence Bruins to the Calder Cup championship
the first year he coached them in the 98/99 season. His second
year as the Bruins coach he led them to the semi-finals.