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Edmonton Oilers head coach Dave Tippett places seventh in Jack Adams voting

Edmonton Oilers head coach Dave Tippett placed seventh in voting for the NHL’s Jack Adams award as the league’s top bench boss.

Tippett received four first-place votes, eight second-place votes and 18 third-place votes from the NHL’s Broadcasters’ Association. The Oilers had the fifth-best record in the Western Conference with a 37-25-9.

In his first year behind the bench in Edmonton, he took the Oilers from a .482 points percentage team to a .585 points percentage team. Ahead of the pause due to the pandemic, the Oilers were on pace for a 96 point season.

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In fact, this years Oilers posted the ninth-best season in franchise history based on points percentage and their best year since the 2005-06 season.

Tippett helped take the Oilers from a team outside of the playoff picture to a club that was competing for top spot in the Pacific Division.

Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy won this year’s Jack Adams award.

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