The National Hockey League announced today that Florida Panthers bench boss Joel Quenneville has been named a finalist for the 2020-21 Jack Adams Award presented annually ‘to the coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team’s success.
Carolina’s Rod Brind’Amour and Minnesota’s Dean Evason are the other finalists.
Quenneville completed his second season as head coach of the Cats with a 37-14-5 record and .705 points percentage, leading the club to a second straight postseason berth and finished the season ranking second in the Central Division and fourth in the NHL. The club’s 37 wins ranked tied for third in the NHL, while owning a 20-5-3 home record and 17-9-2 road record.
Under Quenneville, Florida opened the season on an eight-game point streak (6-0-2) and seven-game road point streak (6-0-1). The Panthers were the final team in the league to lose a game in regulation (February 7) and the final team to lose a game in regulation on the road (February 20).
The Panthers concluded the regular season by tying their season-high for consecutive wins, earning their second six-game winning streak of the season with a 4-0 win over the 2020 Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning.
Florida completed the 2020-21 season standing tied for fourth in the NHL for goals per game (3.36), while owning the ninth-least goals against per game in the League (2.70).
On the road, the Panthers ranked second in the NHL on the power play (26.3) and scored 94 total goals, the second-most in the League.
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