Boudreau, MacLean, Quenneville up for Jack Adams
FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2011 file photo, Washington Capitals head coach Bruce Boudreau gives instructions after calling a time out in the overtime period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, in Pittsburgh. The Capitals have fired Boudreau and replaced him with Dale Hunter. The Capitals announced the move Monday, Nov. 28, 2011.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, FIle)
Concord High School's B.J. Smith pulls ahead to win the 1,600-meter race at the Capital City Classic Track Meet at Memorial Field in Concord, Friday May 17, 2013.
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Former Manchester Monarchs coach Bruce Boudreau is one of the three finalists, along with Joel Quenneville and Paul MacLean, for the Jack Adams Award, given to the head coach who has contributed most to his team’s success.
In his first full season in Anaheim, Boudreau led the Ducks to the Pacific Division title and the second seed in the Western Conference playoffs. Anaheim was third overall in the NHL standings after finishing 25th the previous season. Boudreau,who coached the Monarchs from 2001-05, previously won the award in 2008 with Washington.
Quenneville led Chicago to a league-best 36-7-5 mark after opening the season by earning a point in each of its first 24 games, setting an NHL record. Quenneville previously won the award in 2000 with St. Louis.
MacLean, a finalist for the second straight year, led Ottawa to the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference while overcoming the prolonged absences of several key players.