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.
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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