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Gerard Gallant Wins The Jack Adams Award

via NHL PR,

Vegas Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant has captured the Jack Adams Award as “the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team’s success,” as selected by the NHL Broadcasters’ Association.

Gallant dominated Jack Adams balloting by attracting 102 first-place votes among the 108 ballots cast for 525 voting points. Second-place Bruce Cassidy of the Boston Bruins received two first-place votes and 153 voting points, while third-place Jared Bednar of the Colorado Avalanche was the top selection on four ballots in collecting 114 points.

Gallant led the Golden Knights (51-24-7, 109 points) to a slew of historic achievements in 2017-18, with Vegas becoming the first modern-era expansion team from any of the four North American professional sports leagues to start from scratch and win its division. The Golden Knights started the season 8-1-0, using four goaltenders within their first 10 games following a spate of injuries. They went on to post their 34th victory on Feb. 1 to set the NHL record for wins by a team in its inaugural season – with 32 games remaining. Eleven Golden Knights players recorded career-best point totals, most notably William Karlsson, who posted 43-35—78 after a 6-19—25 campaign with the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2016-17.

Gallant captured his first Jack Adams Award in his second appearance as a finalist, having finished second in voting in 2015-16 with the Florida Panthers.

  

2017-2018 Jack Adams Award Voting

 

  Pts. (1st-2nd-3rd)
1. Gerard Gallant, VGK 525 (102-5-0)
2. Bruce Cassidy, BOS 153 (2-40-23)
3. Jared Bednar, COL 114 (4-25-19)
4. Paul Maurice, WPG 46 (0-12-10)
5. Peter Laviolette, NSH 41 (0-9-14)
6. John Hynes, NJD 39 (0-6-21)
7. Pete DeBoer, SJS 18 (0-4-6)
8. Jon Cooper, TBL 8 (0-2-2)
9. Mike Sullivan, PIT 7 (0-2-1)
10. Randy Carlyle, ANA 6 (0-2-0)
11. Barry Trotz, WSH 4 (0-1-1)
t-12. Mike Babcock, TOR 3 (0-0-3)
t-12. Bob Boughner, FLA 3 (0-0-3)
14. Dave Hakstol, PHI 2 (0-0-2)
t-15. Bruce Boudreau, MIN 1 (0-0-1)
t-15. John Stevens, LAK 1 (0-0-1)
t-15. John Tortorella, CBJ 1 (0-0-1)

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