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Flames coach Hartley wins the Jack Adams Award

Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley has captured the Jack Adams Award as “the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team’s success,” as selected by the NHL Broadcasters’ Association.

Hartley was a top-three selection on 63 of the 75 ballots cast, including 37 first-place votes, for 237 voting points. The Jack Adams win is a first both for Hartley and for the Flames franchise.

Hartley led the Flames (45-30-7, 97 points) to a 20-point gain in standings points over 2013-14, the highest jump among Western Conference teams and third-highest in the League overall, in capturing their first playoff berth since 2009. Calgary was among the NHL’s best late-game teams, tying for first place in overtime wins (nine), ranking second in third-period goal differential (+31), third in wins when trailing after two periods (10) and fifth in points percentage when leading after 40 minutes (.923, 24-1-1). The Flames also recorded 1,557 blocked shots, tops in the League and the highest single-season total since the statistic was introduced.

2014-2015 Jack Adams Award Voting

Pts. (1st-2nd-3rd)

1. Bob Hartley, CGY 237 (37-13-13)

2. Alain Vigneault, NYR 121 (14-13-12)

3. Peter Laviolette, NSH 81 (6-14-9)

4. Paul Maurice, WPG 79 (6-13-10)

5. Barry Trotz, WSH 36 (2-5-11)

6. Dave Cameron, OTT 25 (2-4-3)

7. Mike Babcock, DET 18 (3-1-0)

8. Jon Cooper, TBL 18 (1-3-4)

9. Willie Desjardins, VAN 17 (1-3-3)

10. Jack Capuano, NYI 16 (2-1-3)

11. Gerard Gallant, FLA 6 (1-0-1)

12. Mike Yeo, MIN 6 (0-2-0)

13. Bruce Boudreau, ANA 5 (0-1-2)

Michel Therrien, MTL 5 (0-1-2)

15. Ken Hitchcock, STL 4 (0-1-1)

16. Randy Carlyle, TOR 1 (0-0-1)

Coleton MacDonald
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