Every season, 30 NHL coaches do everything they can to get their team to the Stanley Cup playoffs, but only one can be NHL's Coach of the Year. The annual Jack Adams Award is awarded to the hockey coach who contributed the most to his team's success, so season records and team stats have the most impact. However, coaches have also Coach of the Year for surprise comebacks, like Calgary Flames' Bob Hartley in 2014-2015. Make your NHL Coach of the Year predictions for the 2016-2017 season.
Notable candidates for the 2017 NHL Coach of the Year Award include Minnesota Wild's Bruce Boudreau, Chicago Blackhawks' Joel Quenneville, Nashville Predators' Peter Laviolette, and Florida Panthers' Gerard Gallant. Which of these NFL coaches will win the Jack Adams Award in 2017? Or will another coach quickly rise to the top?
Vote for the coach you think will win NHL's Coach of the Year for 2016-2017. With so many deserving coaches, it's difficult to predict which NFL coach will win the Jack Adams Award for the 2016-2017 season. You can stick with your favorite team's coach or vote for the person you think most deserves to win the 2017 NHL Coach of the Year award.
Bill PetersCarolina Hurricanes