TSN's Pierre LeBrun reveals Jack Adams front-runner

Published May 10, 2021 at 11:08

According to GMs around the league, Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind'Amour is the front-runner for the Jack Adams Award, according to an article published by TSN's Pierre LeBrun.

The Jack Adams is an annual award presented to the best head coach in the league. The NHL Broadcasters' Association, not the General Managers, votes on it.

Despite this, the majority of GMs believe Brind'Amour will win the award, as he secured 17 first-place votes out of the 28 who participated in the poll. Coach Joel Quenneville of the Florida Panthers finished second with eight first-place votes, while Dean Evason (MIN), Mike Sullivan (PIT), and Peter DeBoer (VGK) each earned one first-place vote.

Ironically enough, Brind'Amour, who is the front-runner, does not yet have a contract for next season. The 50-year-old is reportedly close to agreeing on a three-year extension with the Hurricanes, though nothing has been announced as official yet. Given the fantastic job he has done in his three years as their head coach, it would be a major shock to see management let him walk.

May 10   |   104 answers
TSN's Pierre LeBrun reveals Jack Adams front-runner

Do you agree with Pierre Lebrun that head coach Rob Brind'Amour will win the Jack Adams?

Yes5956.7 %
No4543.3 %
Latest 10 stories