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Chicago Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville Named a Finalist for Jack Adams Award

By Brian Kinkade

Dec 14, 2011; St. Paul, MN, USA; Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville during the second period against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center. The Blackhawks defeated the Wild 4-3 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The personal and team accolades for the regular season keep rolling in for the Chicago Blackhawks.  Along with Bruce Boudreau of the Anaheim Ducks, and Paul MacLean of the Ottawa Senators, Blackhawks head coach, Joel Quenneville was named a finalist to win the Jack Adams Award.

The Jack Adams Award is awarded to the head coach who has been recognized for contributing the most to his team’s success, amongst all of the other coaches in the NHL.  So, basically “Coach Q” is up for Coach of the Year.  Quenneville previously won the Jack Adams Award in 2000, when he was head coach of the St. Louis Blues.  “Coach Q” has the most career wins as a head coach, amongst all active coaches in the NHL, with 660 (regular season) victories, which has him ranked 6th all-time in that category.

Congratulations, Coach Q!

One thing you can count on is Coach Q would happily lose this award in exchange for another Cup!

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