Brind'Amour wins Jack Adams Award

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Rod Brind'Amour of the Carolina Hurricanes has won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's top coach of the 2020-21 season, the league announced Thursday.

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

Brind'Amour led the Hurricanes to a 36-12-8 regular-season record, good for first in the Central Division. It marked Carolina's first divisional title since 2005-06, the same season he captained the franchise to its only Stanley Cup.

The Hurricanes have qualified for the playoffs in three straight seasons with Brind'Amour at the helm. They were eliminated by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round of the postseason earlier in June.

Brind'Amour earned 61 of 129 (47%) first-place votes to claim the award, which is voted on by members of the NHL Broadcasters' Association.

Carolina rewarded Brind'Amour's body of work before he collected his hardware, signing the 50-year-old to a three-year contract extension Thursday.

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