Hurricanes' Rod Brind'Amour wins 2020-21 Jack Adams Award

Hurricanes bench boss Rod Brind’Amour received the 2021 Jack Adams Award as the best head coach in the NHL.

Carolina Hurricanes bench boss Rod Brind'Amour has won the 2020-21 Jack Adams Award, given annually to the NHL's coach of the year.

The announcement comes hours after the Hurricanes announced Brind'Amour had agreed to a new three-year contract extension.

The award was presented virtually by Brian Sutter, who won the award himself 30 years ago while leading the St. Louis Blues.

"This is a great honour to obviously be even thought of in this category," Brind'Amour said. "I think there's not a coach in this league worth this weight that would say it's about him. Winning this award is an organizational award and I'm really proud to be accepting that on behalf of this organization."

The Hurricanes finished first in the Central Division with a 36-12-8 record and made the playoffs for the third time in Brind'Amour's three years as head coach.

Dean Evason of the Minnesota Wild and Joel Quenneville of the Florida Panthers were the other finalists for the award.

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