The Calgary Flames have captured some hardware at the NHL Awards.
Flames head coach Bob Hartley was announced as the winner of the Jack Adams Award, given by the NHL’s broadcasters to the coach who had the most impact on his team’s success.
Following two seasons where the Flames finished near the bottom of the NHL standings – resulting in them drafting 6th and 4th – Hartley’s club made a miraculous improvement and made the post-season for the first time since 2009. (The voting was conducted prior to the post-season actually beginning, but they won a playoff round for the first time in over a decade, too.)
It’s Hartley’s first Jack Adams win, and the first time a Flames coach has won the honour.
UPDATE: It appears to have been a runaway win for Hartley.