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."

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