Capitals and Head Coach Peter Laviolette agree to part ways

The Washington Capitals and their now former Head Coach Peter Laviolette have agreed to mutually part ways, the Capitals announced today. The Capitals missed the playoffs and had a losing record going 35-37-10. The Capitals had quiet the injury bug this season losing a lot of key players for significant amount of time. Players including Tom Wilson, Connor Brown, John Carlson, Nick Backstrom, TJ Oshie and even Alex Ovechkin all missed a large portion of games.

Still several stories from the Capitals locker room that the players were not happy with their coach and player decisions. The lines seemed to be random every night and the younger players seemed to always get benched or barely any playing time.

It was a tough season for the Capitals but something had to give.

Here is the Capitals press release.

Capitals and Head Coach Peter Laviolette Agree to Part Ways
Laviolette, whose contract expires on June 30, will not return as the Capitals head coach next season
by Washington Capitals 

The Washington Capitals and head coach Peter Laviolette have agreed to mutually part ways, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Laviolette, whose contract expires on June 30, will not return as the Capitals head coach next season.
Laviolette was the 19th head coach in franchise history and led the club to a 115-78-27 record from 2020-23. 
“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.”¬†
The Capitals will conduct their final media availability session of the season on Saturday, April 15 at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. Players will address the media throughout the morning after 9:15 a.m. In addition, the Capitals will host a media availability with MacLellan at 12 p.m. All media availabilities will take place outside the Capitals locker room. The Capitals Rink at MedStar Capitals Iceplex will be closed to the public during all player and management interviews.
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