#The Jack Adams Award

Lightning & Jon Cooper agree to a 3-year extension

The Defending Stanley Cup champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning are committing the man, who led them to back to back titles. They have signed Jon Cooper to a three-year extension through the 2024-25 season. He has been behind bench for the Lightning since March of 2013. Under his leadership, they reached five Eastern Conference Finals, plus the Stanley Cup Finals three times. Cooper who is the longest tenured head coach in the NHL, has 383 wins in just over eight seasons with Tampa Bay. He is a two-time finalist of the Jack Adams Award.
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Coach Jon Cooper signs three-year extension with Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed coach Jon Cooper to a three-year contract extension. The move comes one day before the Lightning begin their quest to capture their third Stanley Cup in a row as they host the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL season opener on Tuesday. “Unequivocally, Coop is...
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70 former players, 48 coaches on NHL Opening-Day Rosters

The ECHL has 70 players on National Hockey League opening-day rosters, marking the 21st season in a row with more than 50 former ECHL players on opening-day rosters. The Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League, the ECHL has a player or coach on each of the 32 teams and has affiliations with 27 of the 32 teams in the NHL, marking the 25th consecutive season that the league has had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. All 27 ECHL teams have an affiliate for the 2021-22 season, marking the first time since 2016-17 that all ECHL teams are affiliated.

Trophy Tracker: Adams

Quenneville, Trotz among preseason favorites for coach of the year by panel. To mark the beginning of the 2021-22 regular season, is running its first installment of the Trophy Tracker series this week. Today, we look at the race for the Jack Adams Award, given annually to the NHL coach of the year as selected in a vote by the NHL Broadcasters' Association.

John Tortorella

John Tortorella is an analyst for NHL coverage on ESPN. Tortorella joined the ESPN broadcast team in 2021, where he serves as an analyst for select NHL games. Most recently the head coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Tortorella served 20 seasons in the NHL as a head coach. He is the first American-born NHL coach to reach 500 wins and has twice been awarded the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s top coach. His teams reached the post-season eight times; won three division titles; won two regular season conference titles; won one playoff conference title and won one Stanley Cup.
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Golden Knights’ Burning Questions: What if They Fall Short Again?

To wrap our five-part series on burning questions ahead of the Vegas Golden Knights’ 2021-22 NHL season, we’re taking a step back with more of a big picture view of things – what happens if the club falls short of a Stanley Cup championship once again?. To start, let’s get...

Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Columbus Blue Jackets

Welcome to our latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. The Puck Drop Preview series takes you through each team as the season is fast approaching. The preview will focus on the narratives surrounding the team ending last year, during the offseason, and heading into the 2021-22 season. Puck Drop Preview also focuses on what the season has in store for each team from a roster and expectations perspective. Join us, as we look at all 32 teams before the season starts. Today, we take a look at the 2021-22 Columbus Blue Jackets.