Jack Adams Award
|Jack Adams Award|
|Current holder(s)||Paul MacLean|
|Awarded to the||National Hockey League coach "adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success."|
The Jack Adams Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey League 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 two times, while Pat Burns has won three times, the most of any coach.
The Jack Adams Award is named in honour of Jack Adams, Hall of Fame player for Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa, 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 who has won the award in consecutive seasons. Four coaches in history have won the award with 2 different teams. Jacques Lemaire, Pat Quinn, and Scotty Bowman have won the award twice, while Pat Burns is the only coach to win the award three times. The franchises with the most Jack Adams Award winners are the Philadelphia Flyers, Detroit Red Wings and Phoenix Coyotes with four winners, although the Coyotes had two winners in Winnipeg before they moved to Arizona, followed by the St. Louis Blues with three. 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 2000–01 season, Boudreau replaced Glen Hanlon, a month into the 2007–08 season while Hitchock replaced Davis Payne a month into the 2011-12 season. The closest vote ever occurred in 2006, when the winner Lindy Ruff edged out Peter Laviolette by a single point.
bCoaches whose teams won the Stanley Cup
cCoaches whose teams lost the Stanley Cup final round
dCoaches whose teams replaced the coach that started the season
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