On Tuesday, the NHL announced the three finalists for the Jack Adams Award. Voted on by the NHL Broadcasters Association, the award is given out annually by the league to the coach that “contributed the most to his team’s success.”
Named after former Detroit Red Wings Coach Jack Adams, the award has been given out each season since 1974. Last season, the award went to Paul Maclean of the Ottawa Senators. This season, three coaches who have never won the award will vie for the honor. The three leading vote getters were: Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings, Jon Cooper of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Patrick Roy of the Colorado Avalanche.
The winner will be announced at the 2014 NHL Awards ceremony on June 24, in Las Vegas. Here is a brief overview of each of the three candidates vying to be the 2013-2014 recipient of the Jack Adams Award.