Sutter wins Jack Adams Award for 1st time in 19-year coaching career

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Darryl Sutter of the Calgary Flames is the Jack Adams Award winner for 2021-22.

Sutter transformed the Flames after taking over in March 2021. He turned an underachieving club into one of the NHL's best squads this season.

The 63-year-old spent three years away from coaching before beginning his second tenure with the Flames last year. Sutter guided Calgary to the Pacific Division title by a seven-point margin over the Edmonton Oilers in 2021-22, and the Flames boasted the NHL's second-best goal differential at plus-85.

The Alberta-born former forward claims this honor for the first time in his 19-year coaching career. His teams have made 15 playoff appearances, and he led the Los Angeles Kings to Stanley Cup championships in 2011-12 and 2013-14.

New York Rangers head coach Gerard Gallant and Florida Panthers interim bench boss Andrew Brunette were the other Jack Adams finalists this season. Gallant won the award in 2017-18 with the Vegas Golden Knights.

Here's how the voting broke down:

Head Coach Team Points 1st-2nd-3rd
Darryl Sutter Calgary Flames 353 54-22-17
Andrew Brunette Florida Panthers 249 31-26-16
Gerard Gallant New York Rangers 142 12-21-19
Dean Evason Minnesota Wild 111 7-20-16
Jared Bednar Colorado Avalanche 65 6-8-11
Todd McLellan Los Angeles Kings 65 5-8-16
Rod Brind'Amour Carolina Hurricanes 41 2-7-10
Mike Sullivan Pittsburgh Penguins 19 2-3-0
John Hynes Nashville Predators 14 1-2-3
Jon Cooper Tampa Bay Lightning 12 1-1-4
Sheldon Keefe Toronto Maple Leafs 6 0-1-3
Bruce Boudreau Vancouver Canucks 5 0-1-2
Jay Woodcroft Edmonton Oilers 5 0-1-2
Craig Berube St. Louis Blues 2 0-0-2

The NHL Broadcasters' Association conducts a poll to determine who wins the honor at the end of each regular season. The award recognizes the coach who "contributed the most to his team's success."

Sutter wins Jack Adams Award for 1st time in 19-year coaching career
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