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Jack Adams Award
Established 1974
Current holder(s) Patrick Roy
Awarded to the National 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 coach "adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success."[1] It has been awarded 33 times to 28 different winners. The winner is selected by a poll of the National Hockey League Broadcasters Association at the end of the regular season. Many coaches have won the award numerous times. Pat Burns has won three times, the most of any coach.

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.


Season Winner Team Win #
1973–74 Fred Sherob Philadelphia Flyers 1
1974–75 Pulford, BobBob Pulford Los Angeles Kings 1
1975–76 Don Cherry Boston Bruins 1
1976–77 Bowman, ScottyScotty Bowmanab Montreal Canadiens 1
1977–78 Kromm, BobbyBobby Kromm Detroit Red Wings 1
1978–79 Arbour, AlAl Arboura New York Islanders 1
1979–80 Pat Quinnac Philadelphia Flyers 1
1980–81 Berenson, RedRed Berenson St. Louis Blues 1
1981–82 Watt, TomTom Watt Winnipeg Jets 1
1982–83 Tessier, OrvalOrval Tessier Chicago Blackhawks 1
1983–84 Bryan Murray Washington Capitals 1
1984–85 Keenan, MikeMike Keenanac Philadelphia Flyers 1
1985–86 Sather, GlenGlen Sathera Edmonton Oilers 1
1986–87 Demers, JacquesJacques Demers Detroit Red Wings 1
1987–88 Demers, JacquesJacques Demers Detroit Red Wings 2
1988–89 Burns, PatPat Burnsc Montreal Canadiens 1
1989–90 Murdoch, BobBob Murdoch Winnipeg Jets 1
1990–91 Sutter, BrianBrian Sutter St. Louis Blues 1
1991–92 Pat Quinn Vancouver Canucks 2
1992–93 Burns, PatPat Burns Toronto Maple Leafs 2
1993–94 Lemaire, JacquesJacques Lemaire New Jersey Devils 1
1994–95 Crawford, MarcMarc Crawford Quebec Nordiques 1
1995–96 Bowman, ScottyScotty Bowmana Detroit Red Wings 2
1996–97 Nolan, TedTed Nolan Buffalo Sabres 1
1997–98 Burns, PatPat Burns Boston Bruins 3
1998–99 Martin, JacquesJacques Martin Ottawa Senators 1
1999–2000 Quenneville, JoelJoel Quennevillea St. Louis Blues 1
2000–01 Barber, BillBill Barber Philadelphia Flyers 1
2001–02 Francis, BobBob Francis Phoenix Coyotes 1
2002–03 Lemaire, JacquesJacques Lemaire Minnesota Wild 2
2003–04 Tortorella, JohnJohn Tortorellab Tampa Bay Lightning 1
2004–05 zzz2004–05 NHL lockout
No winner
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2005–06 Ruff, LindyLindy Ruff Buffalo Sabres 1
2006–07 Vigneault, AlainAlain Vigneault Vancouver Canucks 1
2007–08 Boudreau, BruceBruce Boudreau Washington Capitals 1
2008–09 Julien, ClaudeClaude Julien Boston Bruins 1
2009–10 Tippet, DaveDave Tippet Phoenix Coyotes 1
2010–11 Bylsma, DanDan Bylsma Pittsburgh Penguins 3
2011–12 Hitchcock, KenKen Hitchcockd St. Louis Blues 1
2012–13 MacLean, PaulPaul MacLean Ottawa Senators 1
2013–14 Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy Colorado Avalanche 1

aTeams who had best overall record in regular season (President's Trophy awarded to team with best overall record since 1985–86)

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

2010–11 finalists

The finalists for the award for the 2010-11 season were announced on April 29, 2011. The trophy winner will be announced on June 22, 2011 at the NHL Awards ceremony.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Jack Adams Award". NHL. Retrieved 2007-09-09.
  2. The Sports Network (2011-04-29). "Canucks coach Vigneault a finalist for Jack Adams Award". The Sports Network. Retrieved 2011-05-10.