Jack Adams Award

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Jack Adams Award
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Current holder(s)Patrick Roy
Awarded to theNational Hockey League coach "adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success."[1]
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Jack Adams Award
Hhof jack adams.jpg
Current holder(s)Patrick Roy
Awarded to theNational Hockey League coach "adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success."[1]

The Jack Adams Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) coach "adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success." It has been awarded 39 times to 34 different coaches. The winner is selected by a poll of the National Hockey League Broadcasters Association at the end of the regular season. Four coaches have won the award twice, while Pat Burns has won three times, the most of any coach. The award is named in honor of Jack Adams, Hall of Fame player for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators, and long-time Coach and General Manager of the Detroit Red Wings. It was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1973–74 regular season.

Jacques Demers is the only coach to win the award in consecutive seasons. Four coaches have won the award with two different teams: Jacques Lemaire, Pat Quinn, and Scotty Bowman have won the award twice, while Pat Burns is the only coach to win three times. The franchises with the most Jack Adams Award winners are the Philadelphia Flyers, Detroit Red Wings and Phoenix Coyotes with four winners each, although the Coyotes had two winners in Winnipeg before they moved to Arizona. Bill Barber, Bruce Boudreau and Ken Hitchcock are the only coaches to win the award after replacing the head coach who started the season. Barber took over for Craig Ramsay during the Flyers' 2000–01 season, Boudreau replaced Glen Hanlon, a month into the Washington Capitals' 2007–08 season while Hitchock replaced Davis Payne a month into the Pittsburgh Penguins' 2011–12 season. The closest vote occurred in 2006, when the winner Lindy Ruff edged out Peter Laviolette by a single point.[2]


Scotty Bowman, winner for the 1976–77 and 1995–96 NHL seasons
Marc Crawford, winner for the 1994–95 NHL season
Ted Nolan, winner for the 1996–97 NHL season
Lindy Ruff, winner for the 2005–06 NHL season
Jack Adams Award winners
SeasonWinnerTeamWin #
1973–74Shero, FredFred Shero[a]Philadelphia Flyers1
1974–75Pulford, BobBob PulfordLos Angeles Kings1
1975–76Cherry, DonDon CherryBoston Bruins1
1976–77Bowman, ScottyScotty Bowman[a][b]Montreal Canadiens1
1977–78Kromm, BobbyBobby KrommDetroit Red Wings1
1978–79Arbour, AlAl Arbour[b]New York Islanders1
1979–80Quinn, PatPat Quinn[b][c]Philadelphia Flyers1
1980–81Berenson, RedRed BerensonSt. Louis Blues1
1981–82Watt, TomTom WattWinnipeg Jets1
1982–83Tessier, OrvalOrval TessierChicago Blackhawks1
1983–84Murray, BryanBryan MurrayWashington Capitals1
1984–85Keenan, MikeMike Keenan[b][c]Philadelphia Flyers1
1985–86Sather, GlenGlen Sather[b]Edmonton Oilers1
1986–87Demers, JacquesJacques DemersDetroit Red Wings1
1987–88Demers, JacquesJacques DemersDetroit Red Wings2
1988–89Burns, PatPat Burns[c]Montreal Canadiens1
1989–90Murdoch, BobBob MurdochWinnipeg Jets1
1990–91Sutter, BrianBrian SutterSt. Louis Blues1
1991–92Quinn, PatPat QuinnVancouver Canucks2
1992–93Burns, PatPat BurnsToronto Maple Leafs2
1993–94Lemaire, JacquesJacques LemaireNew Jersey Devils1
1994–95Crawford, MarcMarc CrawfordQuebec Nordiques1
1995–96Bowman, ScottyScotty Bowman[b]Detroit Red Wings2
1996–97Nolan, TedTed NolanBuffalo Sabres1
1997–98Burns, PatPat BurnsBoston Bruins3
1998–99Martin, JacquesJacques MartinOttawa Senators1
1999–2000Quenneville, JoelJoel Quenneville[b]St. Louis Blues1
2000–01Barber, BillBill Barber[d]Philadelphia Flyers1
2001–02Francis, BobBob FrancisPhoenix Coyotes1
2002–03Lemaire, JacquesJacques LemaireMinnesota Wild2
2003–04Tortorella, JohnJohn Tortorella[a]Tampa Bay Lightning1
2005–06Ruff, LindyLindy RuffBuffalo Sabres1
2006–07Vigneault, AlainAlain VigneaultVancouver Canucks1
2007–08Boudreau, BruceBruce Boudreau[d]Washington Capitals1
2008–09Julien, ClaudeClaude JulienBoston Bruins1
2009–10Tippett, DaveDave TippettPhoenix Coyotes1
2010–11Bylsma, DanDan BylsmaPittsburgh Penguins1
2011–12Hitchcock, KenKen Hitchcock[d]St. Louis Blues1
2012–13MacLean, PaulPaul MacLeanOttawa Senators1
2013–14Roy, PatrickPatrick RoyColorado Avalanche1
  1. ^ a b c Coaches whose teams won the Stanley Cup
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Teams who had best overall record in regular season (President's Trophy awarded to team with best overall record since 1985–86)
  3. ^ a b c Coaches whose teams lost the Stanley Cup final round
  4. ^ a b c Coaches whose teams replaced the coach that started the season
  5. ^ Not awarded due to the lockout

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  1. ^ "Jack Adams Award". National Hockey League. Retrieved September 9, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Thornton, Lidstrom, Ovechkin win at NHL awards". ESPN. June 23, 2006. Retrieved February 8, 2015.