Bob Hartley named Jack Adams Award winner as NHL Coach of the Year

Dec 19 2017, 2:23 am

Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley has been named the NHL Coach of the Year at this year’s NHL Awards.

Awarded annually, the Jack Adams Award is given to the NHL coach “adjudged to have contributed the most to his team’s success,” as selected by the NHL Broadcasters’ Association.

Hartley has been the Flames bench boss since 2012, missing the playoffs his first two seasons and finishing 3rd in the Pacific Division and making it to the 2nd round this past season. He started coaching in 1998 with the Colorado Avalanche, winning the Stanley Cup in 2000-01 before joining the Atlanta Thrashers partway through the 2002-03 season.

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