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How will Peter Laviolette fit in to this veteran Washington Capitals team?

Peter Laviolette, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Capitals hired Laviolette in mid-September shortly after parting ways with Todd Reirden.

Washington Capitals GM, Brian MacLellan, said that Peter Laviolette brings “structure” and the team is lucky he was “available at a time of need for our organization.”

Laviolette is a veteran coach with a successful track record. He has been an NHL head coach since 2001 where he started with the New York Islanders. Since then he has coached 17 NHL seasons with the Hurricanes, Flyers, and Predators.