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Jack Adams Award

Awarded to the coach “adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success” and named after the late Detroit Red Wings coach and general manager. Winners selected by NHL Broadcasters' Assn.; (*) indicates division champion.

Multiple winners: Pat Burns (3); Scotty Bowman, Jacques Demers and Pat Quinn (2).

Year Improvement
1974 Fred Shero, Phi 37-30-11 to 50-16-12*
1975 Bob Pulford, LA 41-14-23 to 37-35-8
1976 Don Cherry, Bos 40-26-14 to 48-15-17*
1977 Scotty Bowman, Mon 58-11-11* to 60- 8-12*
1978 Bobby Kromm, Det 6-55-9 to 32-34-14
1979 Al Arbour, NYI 48-17-15* to 51-15-14*
1980 Pat Quinn, Phi 40-25-15 to 48-12-20*
1981 Red Berenson, St.L 34-34-12 to 45-18-17*
1982 Tom Watt, Win 9-57-14 to 33-33-14
1983 Orval Tessier, Chi 30-38-12 to 47-23-10
1984 Bryan Murray, Wash 39-25-16 to 48-27-5
1985 Mike Keenan, Phi 44-26-10 to 53-20-7*
1986 Glen Sather, Edm 49-20-11* to 56-17-7*
1987 Jacques Demers, Det 17-57-6 to 34-36-10
1988 Jacques Demers, Det 34-36-10 to 41-28-11*
1989 Pat Burns, Mon 45-22-13 to 53-18- 9*
1990 Bob Murdoch, Win 26-42-12 to 37-32-11
1991 Brian Sutter, St.L 37-34-9 to 47-22-11
1992 Pat Quinn, Van 28-43-9 to 42-26-12*
1993 Pat Burns, Tor 30-43-7 to 44-29-11
1994 Jacques Lemaire, NJ 40-37-7 to 47-25-12
1995 Marc Crawford, Que 34-42-8 to 30-13-5*
1996 Scotty Bowman, Det33-11-4*to 62-13-7*
1997 Ted Nolan, Buf33-42-7 to 40-30-12*
1998 Pat Burns, Bos26-47-9 to 39-30-13
1999 Jacques Martin, Ott34-33-15 to 44-23-15*
2000 Joel Quenneville, St.L37-32-13 to 51-20-11*
2001 Bill Barber, Phi45-25-12 to 43-25-11-3
2002Bob Francis, Pho35-27-17-3 to40-27-9-6
2003 Jacques Lemaire, Minn26-35-12-9 to 42-29-10-1
2004 John Tortorella, TB 36-25-16-5 to 46-22-8-6*

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