Flames' Darryl Sutter named NHL's coach of the year with 2021-22 Jack Adams Award

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Calgary Flames coach Darryl Sutter has actually won the 2021-22 Jack Adams Award, the NHL revealed Thursday night. Sutter won the award, which the NHL every year provides to the coach who has “contributed most to his team’s success,” with 54 first-place votes and 353 ballot points. 

Florida Panthers coach Andrew Brunette, who took control of as the head male after Joel Quenneville’s midseason resignation, completed second with 31 first-place votes and 249 ballot points. Gerard Gallant, whose New York Rangers have a 1-0 lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Final, positioned 3rd with 12 first-place votes and 142 ballot points. 

This season was Sutter’s 2nd in Calgary, and he managed an amazing enhancement over Year 1. Calgary won the Pacific Division with a 50-21-11 record this season, the NHL’s 6th finest, after going 26-27-3 and missing out on the Stanley Cup Playoffs the year prior. The 2021-22 Flames ranked 6th in objectives per video game and 3rd in objectives versus per video game after ranking 19th and 16th, respectively, in those locations in 2020-21. 

The Flames’ regular-season success didn’t rather equate to the postseason, nevertheless, as they won just one video game in their second-round series versus the Edmonton Oilers after topping the Dallas Stars in Round 1. 

Sutter is Calgary’s 2nd Jack Adams winner, following Bob Hartley in 2014-15. He’s likewise the 2nd member of his household to win the award. In 1990-91, Sutter’s sibling, Brian Sutter, made Jack Adams honors after leading the St. Louis Blues to a 47-22-11 record. 

A two-time Stanley Cup-winning coach with the Los Angeles Kings, Sutter has actually lagged an NHL bench for over twenty years. In addition to the Kings and Flames, Sutter has actually coached the Chicago Blackhawks and the San Jose Sharks. Sutter was a finalist for the Jack Adams Award throughout his very first stint in Calgary in 2003-2004, a season in which his Flames was up to the Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final. 

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