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Laviolette named head coach for Team USA at Worlds

TSN.ca Staff

4/15/2014 12:54:58 PM

Peter Laviolette was named head coach of Team USA for the upcoming World Hockey Championship in Belarus.

Laviolette has previously represented the United States in international competition on numerous occasions in several different capacities. He most recently served as an assistant coach for the Olympic team in Sochi and was the head coach of the 2006 Olympic team in Torino.

Prior to that, Laviolette was head coach of Team USA for the World Hockey Championship in 2004 and 2005, leading the United States to the bronze medal in 2004.

He also served as an assistant coach for the United States during the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, where he helped Team USA to the semifinals.

Laviolette has more than 750 games of NHL head coaching experience, including leading the Carolina Hurricanes to the 2006 Stanley Cup.

Team USA won the bronze medal at last year's World Hockey Championship.