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Jack Adams Award
Coach of the Year

An annual award presented by the National Hockey League Broadcasters' Association to "the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success." Winner is selected by a poll among members of the NHL Broadcasters' Association at the end of the regular season.

History: The award was presented by the NHL Broadcasters' Association in 1974 to commemorate the late Jack Adams, coach and general manager of the Detroit Red Wings whose lifetime dedication to hockey serves as an inspiration to all who aspire to further the game.

Leading winners: Pat Burns (3), Scotty Bowman, Jacques Demers, Pat Quinn (2).

Year Winner Runner-up
2017 John Tortorella, Columbus Mike Babcock, Toronto
2016 Barry Trotz, Washington Gerard Gallant, Florida
2015 Bob Hartley, Calgary Alain Vigneault, NY Rangers
2014 Patrick Roy, Colorado Mike Babcock, Detroit
2013 Paul MacLean, Ottawa Joel Quenneville, Chicago
2012 Ken Hitchcock, St. Louis John Tortorella, NY Rangers
2011 Dan Bylsma, Pittsburgh Alain Vigneault, Vancouver
2010 Dave Tippett, Phoenix Barry Trotz, Nashville
2009 Claude Julien, Boston Bruins Andy Murray, St. Louis
2008 Bruce Broudeu, Washington Guy Carbornneau, Montreal
2007 Alain Vigneault, Vancouver Lindy Luff, Buffalo Sabres
2006 Lindy Ruff, Buffalo Sabres Peter Laviolette, NY Rangers
2005 -- --
2004 John Tortirella, Tampa Bay Ron Wilson, San Jose
2003 Jacques Lemaire, Minnesota John Tortirella, Tampa Bay
2002 Bob Francis, Phoenix Brian Sutter, Chicago
2001 Bill Barber, Philadelphia Scotty Bowman, Detroit
2000 Joel Quenneville, St. Louis Alain Vigneault, Montreal
1999 Jacques Martin, Ottawa Pat Quinn, Toronto
1998 Pat Burns, Boston Larry Robinson, Los Angeles
1997 Ted Nolan, Buffalo Ken Hitchcock, Dallas
1996 Scotty Bowman, Detroit Doug MacLean, florida
1995 Marc Crawford, Quebec Scotty Bowman, Detroit
1994 Javques Lamaire, New Jersey Kevin Constantine, San Jose
1993 Pat Burns, Toronto Brian Sutter, Boston
1992 Pat Quinn, Vancouver Roger Neilson, NY Rangers
1991 Brian Sutter, St. Louis Tom Webster, Los Angeles
1990 Bob Murdoch, Winnipeg Mike Milbury, Boston
1989 Pat Burns, Montreal Bob McCammon, Vancouver
1988 Jacques Demers, Detroit Terry Crisp, Calgary
1987 Jacques Demers, Detroit Jack Evans, Hartford
1986 Glen Sather, Edmonton Jacques Demers, St. Louis
1985 Mike Keenan, Philadelphia Barry Long, Winnipeg
1984 Bryan Murray, Washington Scotty Bowman, Buffalo
1983 Orval Tessier, Chicago  
1982 Tom Watt, Winnipeg  
1981 Gordon "Red" Berenson, St. Louis Bob Berry, Los Angeles
1980 Pat Quinn, Philadelphia  
1979 Al Arbour, NY Islanders Fred Shero, NY Rangers
1978 Bobby Kromm, Detroit Don Cherry, Boston
1977 Scotty Bowman, Montreal Tom McVie, Washington
1976 Don Cherry, Boston  
1975 Bob Pulford, Los Angeles  
1974 Fred Shero, Philadelphia