John Tortorella, as announced by the team, has. been named a finalist for the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year for the work he did this season with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
This is Tortorella’s 4th nomination for the award. He has won it once previeously, in 2003-04 with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Torts led the Blue Jackets to their best season in franchise history with a record of 50-24-8 and a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Also nominated are Mike Babcock of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Todd McLellan of the Edmonton Oilers. Torts joins Sergei Bobrovsky (Vezina) and Zach Werenski (Calder) as nominees for NHL awards.