Here are your Jack Adams Nominees
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Here are your Jack Adams Nominees

Published May 3, 2024 at 1:19 PM

Today, the NHL made an exciting announcement, revealing the top three finalists for the Jack Adams Award, which celebrates the league's most outstanding coach of the year.

Joining Brunette in the spotlight are Vancouver's Rick Tocchet and Winnipeg's Rick Bowness, rounding out this year's Jack Adams nominees. This prestigious accolade is bestowed annually "to the coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success."

Brunette's no rookie to the Jack Adams scene. This marks his second nomination for the esteemed award. Back in 2022, he stepped up as interim coach for the Florida Panthers after Joel Quenneville's departure. That season was nothing short of remarkable. Under Brunette's guidance, the Panthers boasted an impressive 58-18-6 record, clinching their inaugural Presidents' Trophy in franchise history.

This marks the fourth occasion that a Predators coach has made it to the final round for the Jack Adams Award. Notable nominations include Peter Laviolette in 2015 and Barry Trotz in both 2010 and 2011.

Brunette joined the Predators in May 2023, stepping in after the team parted ways with John Hynes. Notably, Brunette has a history with Nashville, having played for them during their inaugural season in 1998. He's perhaps best remembered for netting the franchise's very first goal.

Source : Nashville Predators coach Andrew Brunette a finalist for NHL's Jack Adams Award
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