Laviolette agrees to multi-year extension with Flyers

Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette has agreed to a multi-year extension. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

The Flyers have agreed to a multi-year contract extension with head coach Peter Laviolette, the team announced today.

Terms of the deal were not released.

"We are thrilled to have Peter continue his work with our group as we push to compete for the Stanley Cup," Flyers GM Holmgren said in a release. "Peter has done a terrific job for us and is very deserving of this extension."

Since joining the club in 2009, Laviolette has had one of the most successful runs of any Flyers head coach in the last 25 years.  Laviolette has posted a regular season record of 122-73-26 since his hiring, including back-to-back 47-win seasons – the most wins the Flyers have had in a two-season period since 1985-87. 

Since Laviolette’s hiring, the Flyers have the third-most wins in the Eastern Conference (122), behind only Pittsburgh and Washington (127 each).  Over the past two full seasons, the Flyers are second in the Eastern Conference and third overall in the NHL in standings points (209) and in points percentage (.637).