The Jack Adams Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) coach "adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success."
The league's "Coach of the Year" award has been presented 39 times to 34 different coaches. The winner is selected by a poll of the National Hockey League Broadcasters Association (NHLBA) at the end of the regular season.
Four coaches have won the award twice while Pat Burns has won three times, the most of any coach.
The award is named in honor of Jack Adams, Hall of Fame player for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators & long-time Coach and General Manager of the Detroit Red Wings.
It was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1973-74 NHL season.
Jacques Demers is the only coach to win the award in consecutive seasons. Four coaches have won the award with two different teams: Jacques Lemaire, Pat Quinn and Scotty Bowman have won the award twice while Pat Burns is the only coach to win three times.
The franchises with the most Jack Adams Award winners are the Philadelphia Flyers, Detroit Red Wings and Phoenix Coyotes with four winners each although the Coyotes had two winners in Winnipeg before they moved to Arizona.
Bill Barber, Bruce Boudreau and Ken Hitchcock are the only coaches to win the award after replacing the head coach who started the season. Barber took over for Craig Ramsay during the Flyers' 2000–01 season, Boudreau replaced Glen Hanlon a month into the Capitals' 2007–08 season while Hitchcock replaced Davis Payne a month into the Blues' 2011–12 season.