Controversy Sparks After NHL Head Coaches Son's Disrespectful Gesture

Published February 17, 2024 at 9:52

It's not something you see every day in hockey games these days. Back in the 1980s, fans used to chant "Three Blind Mice" at officials, but it's become pretty rare in the pros nowadays.

However, there was a bit of a stir recently when an ECHL player, who just so happens to be the son of a current NHL coach, did something that got people talking.

Peter Laviolette III, 26 years old and the son of New York Rangers head coach Peter Laviolette Jr., made a bold move as he was getting ejected from a game. He covered his eyes with his hands and used his stick like a cane, kinda like how a blind person might.

"Peter Laviolette, son of the New York Rangers head coach, won't be making any friends with the refs after this display as he left the ice. Lavy III plays for the ECHL's Wheeling Nailers."

Some folks are saying it's not a great move, especially considering Laviolette III's dad is a big deal in the NHL. Others think it's just a form of expression. Scouting the Refs thinks it's not gonna make ECHL officials too happy, and there's been some online chatter about whether it's offensive to people with vision problems.

So far, there's no word on whether Laviolette III will face any consequences from the league.

Laviolette III has been playing with the Wheeling Nailers for a couple of seasons now, after wrapping up his college hockey career at Plymouth State University.

Source: Bladeofsteel
February 17   |   119 answers
Controversy Sparks After NHL Head Coaches Son's Disrespectful Gesture

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