Another first: Barry Trotz wins Jack Adams for best coach of 2015-16

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After guiding the Washington Capitals to the 2016 Presidents’ Trophy, Barry Trotz won his first Jack Adams Award.

Trotz won over Gerard Gallant of the Florida Panthers and Lindy Ruff of the Dallas Stars.

No doubt about it, this has been a long-time coming for Trotz; it was also the third time he had been nominated for the Jack Adams.

The award was presented by Anders Holm of “Workaholics” fame. No, he wasn’t able to reference … anything from that show.

Here are the voting results and some history for the award, which honors a season’s best coach:

2015-2016 Jack Adams Award Voting

Pts. (1st-2nd-3rd)
1. Barry Trotz, WSH 344 (58-16-6)
2. Gerard Gallant, FLA 203 (20-28-19)
3. Lindy Ruff, DAL 75 (1-16-22)
4. Bruce Boudreau, ANA 58 (3-10-13)
5. Mike Sullivan, PIT 35 (2-5-10)
6. Ken Hitchcock, STL 35 (1-7-9)
7. Peter DeBoer, SJS 16 (1-3-2)
8. Darryl Sutter, LAK 10 (1-1-2)
9. Dave Hakstol, PHI 10 (0-2-4)
10. John Hynes, NJD 6 (1-0-1)
11. Joel Quenneville, CHI 5 (1-0-0)
12. Peter Laviolette, NSH 4 (0-1-1)

Jack Adams Award Winners Since 1990

Year Winner Runner-up
2016 Barry Trotz, Wsh. Gerard Gallant, Fla.
2015 Bob Hartley, Cgy. Alain Vigneault, NYR
2014 Patrick Roy, Col. Mike Babcock, Det.
2013 Paul MacLean, Ott. Joel Quenneville, Chi.
2012 Ken Hitchcock, St.L. John Tortorella, NYR
2011 Dan Bylsma, Pit. Alain Vigneault, Van.
2010 Dave Tippett, Phx. Barry Trotz, Nsh.
2009 Claude Julien, Bos. Andy Murray, St.L
2008 Bruce Boudreau, Wsh. Guy Carbonneau, Mtl.
2007 Alain Vigneault, Van. Lindy Ruff, Buf.
2006 Lindy Ruff, Buf. Peter Laviolette, Car.
2004 John Tortorella, T.B. Ron Wilson, S.J.
2003 Jacques Lemaire, Min. John Tortorella, T.B.
2002 Bob Francis, Phx. Brian Sutter, Chi.
2001 Bill Barber, Phi. Scotty Bowman, Det.
2000 Joel Quenneville, St.L Alain Vigneault, Mtl.
1999 Jacques Martin, Ott. Pat Quinn, Tor.
1998 Pat Burns, Bos. Larry Robinson, L.A
1997 Ted Nolan, Buf. Ken Hitchcock, Dal.
1996 Scott Bowman, Det. Doug MacLean, Fla.
1995 Marc Crawford, Que. Scott Bowman, Det.
1994 Jacques Lemaire, N.J. Kevin Constantine, S.J.
1993 Pat Burns, Tor. Brian Sutter, Bos.
1992 Pat Quinn, Van. Roger Neilson, NYR
1991 Brian Sutter, St.L Tom Webster, L.A.
1990 Bob Murdoch, Wpg. Mike Milbury, Bos.