Sutter wins Jack Adams Award for 1st time in 19-year coaching career
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:
|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."