Carolina Hurricanes Bench chief Rod Brind’Amour won the 2020-21 Jack Adams Award, which is awarded annually to the NHL coach of the year.
The announcement comes hours after the hurricanes announced that Brind’Amour had agreed to a new three-year contract extension.
The award was presented virtually by Brian Sutter, who won it himself 30 years ago while leading the St. Louis Blues.
“It is a great honor that he is obviously considered in this category,” said Brind’Amour. “I don’t think there is a coach in this league worth this weight who says it’s about him. Winning this award is an organizational award and I am very proud to accept it on behalf of this organization. “
The Hurricanes finished first in the Central Division with a 36-12-8 record and reached the playoffs for the third time in Brind’Amour’s three years as head coach.
Dean Evason of Minnesota Wild and Joel Quenneville of Florida Panthers were the other finalists for the award.